Composting and leaves

Learn how to use fallen leaves to enrich your garden:-

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Hawthorn tree uses for health

This video will tell you all about hawthorn and how to use its haws and leaves for health:-

Courtesy of http://www.herbshealing.com. Recorded at Hands On Herbal Medicine Workshop at Wise Woman Center, Woodstock, New York. Hawthorn tree. Hawthorn tincture is great for heart health and blood pressure.

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A lucky dip of books about permaculture

Ten books for £25: is this the bargain of the millennium?

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Smog-free cities

Daan Roosegaarde is creating smog-free towers, which concentrate pollution into carbon and generate clean air, and jewellery made from the carbon.  You can buy rings from his organization made from polluted air.  (The pollution in Chinese cities is equivalent to 17 cigarettes a day.)

Today Rotterdam and China, tomorrow the world!

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The Great Green Wall

BBC

This work is supported by the UN, the African Union and UK botanical gardens.

 

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In search of “the modern,” don’t forget the “old” truths

From Amma’s Onam message:-

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam is the Indian concept that the whole world is one family. The celebration of Onam is closely aligned with this truth. The earth and the sky, the flowers, birds and animals—all of Nature comes together as one family and participates in this celebration.

What is special about a family? Each member of a family supports and protects all the other members. The entire world is sustained through mutual dependency and nourishment. Just look at Nature. Flowers and fruits grow on plants and trees. Bees make honey. Do they make it only for themselves? No. It is also consumed by birds and other animals. Similarly, trees produce life-sustaining oxygen. In return, birds and animals help the trees and plants to germinate and grow. In this way, all of Nature carries the message of mutual assistance, sharing and cooperation. Our ancestors, who lived in harmony with Nature, were the same. Even as they protected their harvest, they left some behind for the birds. They did not destroy all the pests and upset the harmony of Nature like we do today. All they did was control the pests. Today, environmental protection remains only in our discussions. We rarely put it into practice.

Our life should not be just for ourselves. It should also be for the society and Nature surrounding us. Human beings are a higher form of creation; we should see it as our duty to protect the creatures that are weaker than us.

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A pasta story

This is the tale of Franco Pedrini, an Italian biodynamic farmer who makes his own pasta from grain grown on his farm.

For more videos like this go to The Perennial Plate.

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Trees that refuse to give up

A Place Of Enchantment

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Food waste? Not in Denmark

Learn from Selina Juul, who came from Russia to Denmark and has introduced simple solutions to reduce food waste there by staggering amounts: 25% in five years.  Supermarkets can help, and so can consumers.

So become a one-person waste reducer!

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Power in our hands

John-Paul Flintoff is the author of How to change the world, which is published in 16 languages. He was once an associate editor on The Financial Times but now works as a performer, artist and campaigner, devoting himself to changing the world, one conversation at a time. He’s spoken to audiences of as many as 5,000 people, on four continents, and is currently working to set up a TED event inside a prison.

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