Des jardinets sur les toits - Toulouse Cultiver des fruits et légumes en ville, c'est le défi que s'est lancé le collectif «Des jardins sur les toits». Impulsée par Philippe Antona qui est allé jusqu'au Canada pour en savoir plus sur cette nouvelle tendance, il s'agit d'une manière originale de récupérer des espaces urbains tels les toits plats d'immeubles, les balcons ou encore les cours goudronnées. Pour réussir à y faire pousser un jardin alimentaire, l'association propose des réunions et des ateliers où l'on apprend à faire soi-même des bacs à cet effet. L'écologie est au cœur de la démarche. Des cagettes sont, par exemple, récupérées en fin de marché pour aménager des bacs standards d'un double fond. Ainsi, l'eau est stockée pour 3 ou 4 jours, pas besoin de grimper pour arroser sur les toits tous les soirs.
Accueil Tribu Solidaire | Tribu Solidaire - Pour trouver, soutenir et suivre les associations dans tous les domaines qui vous tiennent à cœur. Paul Gilding I think it’s time to call it. Renewables and associated storage, transport and digital technologies are so rapidly disrupting whole industries’ business models they are pushing the fossil fuel industry towards inevitable collapse. Some of you will struggle with that statement. In fact, probably the main benefit of the US shale gas and oil “revolution” is that it’s keeping the fossil fuel industry and it’s cheer squad distracted while renewables, electric cars and associated technologies build the momentum needed to make their takeover unstoppable – even by the most powerful industry in the world. How could they miss something so profound?
Puti Chitara Cities Continue to Demonize Vegetable Gardens From 2008 to 2009, home gardening increased from 36 million to 43 million households. It appears to be continuing its upward trend. As Mother Earth News puts it, “The worse the economy, the more people garden.” Although vegetable gardening is good news for people’s pocketbooks as well as their stomachs, it has created an interesting problem between some city officials and the local gardeners. In what has been dubbed a War on Gardening, many green thumbs across the nation are having to deal with officials who are none-too-impressed with their edible plants. The trouble occurs when gardeners turn to unconventional places to plant their produce, usually in the front yard. The garden starts out innocently enough, in most cases. It’s there that the situation gets dicey. The most famous case of this concerned Julie Bass, who faced up to 93 days in jail for not removing her front-yard vegetable garden. One gardener we spoke to related a problem he had with the city of Las Vegas. Also Read:
Radical collaboration To solve the crises we face - especially the pressing issues of climate change, poverty and human trafficking - radical collaboration is essential. This means collaboration between organizations, between individuals, across political lines and between for-profit and non-profit organizations. It means putting aside our self-interests when they stand in the way of a greater good.  How far should we go? Collaboration is a complex matter, and should not be sought just for its own sake. See Collaboration #How far should we go?  See also Volunteer Appreciation Quotes, Sayings of Thanks for Volunteering Related Quotes Thank You Helping Kindness Community Here's to all volunteers, those dedicated people who believe in all work and no pay. ~Robert Orben Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation's compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another. Volunteers are paid in six figures... Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him. Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls. The breeze, the trees, the honey bees — All volunteers! There are two ways of spreading light - to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Those who can, do. The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers. We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man. I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks. It's easy to make a buck.
Plotting a revolution: Inside the mind of a budding guerrilla gardener It’s time. I’ve practiced my craft at home . I’ve experimented with tamer, safer tactical maneuvers . But now it’s time to go deeper. To risk more. In other words, it’s time to guerrilla garden. Guerrilla gardening, for the uninitiated, is all about reclaiming abandoned, underused, or just plain ugly land around you and using it to raise veggies, herbs, flowers, and, depending on your tastes, perhaps the occasional garden gnome. Sounds like fun, right? Now that you mention it, I didn’t really know what types of plants would work best, either. A little prep work was clearly in order. This is the fountain from which all other guerrilla-related decisions spring. You’ll want a spot where people will notice and appreciate your handiwork (it’s not called The Secret Guerrilla Garden for a reason). I may be full of revolutionary fervor, but I’m also a rookie gardener. Scout your site: Does it need a major facelift (raking away trash, soil overhaul), or can you just dig n’ drop? You, obviously.
Article: Precycling premiums and the possibility of continuing growth Economic growth is taking us to the cliff edge. Opposing economic growth isn't turning us around. There's another way... Frisson , il on linen 85 x 147 cm 2010 by Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox A short link for this page is Summary We need to go beyond patchy improvements and to bring humanity decisively into a global revival - of nature, co-operation, economies and the prospects for everyone's future. This means reshaping the whole economy. If we make this switch (and the others ) soon enough there is the opportunity of aligning real progress with economic progress. Please see also the related info: The full peer-reviewed paper that this article is extracted from: Seven Policy Switches for Global Security The earlier peer-reviewed paper with more about precycling insurance, Systemic Economic Instruments for Energy, Climate and Global Security (global paradigm change) . A conference paper and slides, From credit crunch to planet crunch - or revival? Many thanks! 1.2. 1.3. 1.4.
Patrick et Marie, "petits colibris" adeptes d'une vie sobre LE MONDE CULTURE ET IDEES | • Mis à jour le | Par Pierre Le Hir Saint-Laurent-Médoc (Gironde), envoyé spécial. Bonnet de laine enfoncé sur ses boucles blondes, chandail jusqu'aux genoux et bottines aux pieds, Noé, 2 ans, tend la main avec confiance. Dans un coin du jardin, une vieille baignoire, achetée sur Le bon coin, récupère les eaux de pluie du lotissement, drainées par des tuyaux. Le potager fait la fierté de Patrick et Marie, après Noé bien sûr, leur "plus belle graine". Marie a ajouté sa touche. Go here for info The garden plot thickens: Taking guerrilla gardening to the next level Tip: When attempting any technically not-legal tactical endeavors, it helps to start with a checklist. For some rebels, I imagine this list would include items like spray-paint and rotten eggs, maybe an iPod stocked with mood music by the Sex Pistols. Me, I’m taking a greener approach with my list: potting soil, water bottle, trash bags, low-maintenance plants, and one classic terra-cotta planter. I assembled these items one recent evening in preparation for my first attempt at serious guerrilla gardening (that’s reclaiming a piece of underused public land by planting it, to you). My chosen site could certainly do with a little extra love. So I loaded up my pot, my plants, and my soil, convinced my fiancé to ride shotgun, and set out to guerrilla garden the hell out of that neglected site. We set out just as the commuting hours were winding down. A few more steps, and the site came into view. “I don’t want to disturb him,” I whispered to Ted.
"Amusing.." book review Huxley, Orwell & Television Below is the foreword of Neil Postman's Amusing Ourselves To Death: Public Discourse In The Age Of Show Business. His book, written in 1985, warned that entertainment values corrupt the way Americans think about news, politics, education, and religion, and that these values are transmitted and validated by television. Mr. "We were keeping our eye on 1984. "But we had forgotten that alongside Orwell's dark vision, there was another -- slightly older, slightly less well known, equally chilling: Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. "What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. "This book is about the possibility that Huxley, not Orwell, was right." - Return Home -
6 Vegetable Scraps to Plant in Your Garden When purchasing vegetables from a store or farmer’s market, most people don’t think beyond their intended use (e.g. tomatoes for sauce, carrots for a salad) and why would they? You buy, you cook, and you eat. But, no matter how frugal of a cook you may be, there are always scraps. A recent post on Wake Up World revealed the hidden (and marvelously thrifty) world of stretching your garden dollar. Garlic Re-grow a garlic plant from a single clove planted root-end down. PotatoesPotatoes, as well as sweet potatoes, can easily be grown from a whole (or part of a) potato that has begun to sprout. Celery This will re-grow from the white root end of the plant. Ginger Ginger is also simple to grow; just take a knob of ginger with the newest bud facing upward and plant it in potting soil. Leeks and Scallions Probably the most simple of the kitchen hacks, simply take the whole white root of the leek or scallion and put it in a glass jar with water (no need for soil) and plenty of sun.