Category Archives: Soil

One of the most optimistic reports in ages – and seriously disruptive!

I really genuinely hope they can do it with 100% renewables, and that I’m wrong on the need for nuclear power. I guess my message today is “Renewables are incredibly cheap while they’re running. I’m worried about how expensive it … Continue reading

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One third of the food we grow gets wasted

As Avaaz says: Dear friends, It’s a recipe to feed the world— stop wasting a third of all the food we grow, and stop tens of millions of children going to bed hungry each night. The ingredients are all there … Continue reading

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Migrant crisis? Plant a tree!

The World Resources Institute presents the case that a serious contributing factor in today’s African migrant crisis is the failure of food crops and lack of economic security due to the sheer impoverishment of Africa’s soils. To be blunt, the … Continue reading

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ABC’s Landline says Australia needs Hemp food!

ABC’s Landline: We need hemp food in Australia! 1/3rd the water to grow lucen Hempcrete soaks up CO2 as it dries and petrifies Aboriginals are building hemp housing Was the world’s most common fabric material until the cotton gin was … Continue reading

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Giant council waste compost

Gardening Australia recently *so* challenged my approach to waste management I’m thinking of taking the kids on a weekend excursion out to Western Sydney to see this beast. It challenges my ideal of just taking all household rubbish and throwing … Continue reading

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