Sweet Pilgrimage

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Steppe Magazine has an article about apple forests in Tian Shan, believed to be the source of all worldwide apple varieties. Nowhere else in the world do apples grow as a forest. The nineteenth-century traveller Victor Vitkovich proclaimed these naturally occurring … Continued

Starch and cellulose wrapping

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A number of magazines, for instance from Garden Organic or Permaculture, now come in wrappers made of cellulose (from wood) or potato starch.  The wrappers are biodegradable and compostable. So why do we need plastic wrappers any longer?

Recycling – eliminate the idea of waste

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Terracycle “is on a mission to eliminate the idea of waste. We do this by creating waste collection programmes (each one is called a “Brigade”) for previously non-recyclable, or difficult-to-recycle, waste. The collected waste is then converted into new products, ranging … Continued