Thursday, 8 January 2015

The Zero-Mile Diet : A Year-Round Guide to Growing Organic Food

This definitive month-by-month guide brings gardeners into the delicious world of edible landscaping and helps take a load off the planet as we achieve greater food security. Full of illustrative colour photos and step-by-step instructions, The Zero-Mile Diet shares wisdom gleaned from 30 years of food growing and seed saving with comprehensive advice on:
* Growing organic food year-round
* The small fruit orchard and backyard berries
* Superb yet simple seasonal recipes
* Preserving your harvest
* Seed saving and plant propagation
* Dirt-cheap ways to nourish your soil
* Backyard poultry--it's less time-consuming than you
think
* Growing vegetables in the easiest way possible
* A-z guide to growing the best vegetables and herbs

Put organic home-grown fruits and vegetables on your table throughout the year, using the time-saving, economical and sustainable methods of gardening outlined in The Zero-Mile Diet. This book is about REAL food and how eating it will change our lives for the better.  Available at Amazon.com Zero-Mile Diet

Monday, 29 December 2014

New Years Resolution

Busy ...

Ancient underground City discovered in Turkey

Wow !   Massive 5,000-year-old underground city uncovered in Cappadocia, Turkey

The region of Cappadocia in central Turkey is home to one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world – deep valleys and soaring rock formations dotted with homes, chapels, tombs, temples and entire subterranean cities harmoniously carved into the natural landforms. Cities, empires and religions have risen and fallen around these unique underground havens, and yet it seems they still hold a few more secrets. Archaeologists in Turkey have uncovered another massive underground city in Cappadocia, consisting of at least 7 kilometers (3.5 miles) of tunnels, hidden churches, and escape galleries dating back around 5,000 years. Calling it the “biggest archeological finding of 2014...   Article

Expand your knowledge ...


Monday, 29 September 2014

Some Very Good News ... 100 % Solar in 14 years

Futurist Ray Kurzweil notes that solar power has been doubling every two years for the past 30 years — as costs have been dropping. He says solar energy is only six doublings — or less than 14 years — away from meeting 100 percent of today’s energy needs.

Energy usage will keep increasing, so this is a moving target......

But, by Kurzweil’s estimates, inexpensive renewable sources will provide more energy than the world needs in less than 20 years.

 Even then, we will be using only one part in 10,000 of the sunlight that falls on the Earth..... Washingtonpost.com