You can grow your own way

Last week I installed a window garden/orchard for (f)routeland travel bureau in the Docklands in Melbourne with financial support from the City of Melbourne through Green Renters. The city is keen to see alternative uses for the underused spaces at Docklands, and encourage city residents and businesses to garden in whatever space is available. Perhaps … Continue reading You can grow your own way

Monsanto clause is coming to town?

Many of you have probably never heard of HR 933, but it has been the cause of a lot of consternation among farmers, environmentalists and people with a vested interest in food and where it comes from. HR 933: (Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013) is a bill that passed through the US house … Continue reading Monsanto clause is coming to town?

You say you want green revolution, well, you know

...we all want to save the world. Though it appears according to some research that the so-called 'Green revolution' of the twentieth century has already done just that. According to some analyses, the use of chemical fertilisers, pesticides, and scientifically derived crop seeds has prevented a disaster which would have caused widespread famine, starvation and … Continue reading You say you want green revolution, well, you know

The good oil: palming off the problem

Today I will take a break from the home garden and look briefly at a larger issue, just because it has been on my mind lately. No matter how large your garden, nor how good a gardener you are, there's no way you can grow all your own food requirements. That's not even considering the … Continue reading The good oil: palming off the problem