Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Beekeeping for a Better World
sugar cane production is responsible for more biodiversity loss than any other crop worldwide
Just wait until cars start running on ethanol made from sugar cane. Good bye Amazon. No more wars for sugar cane?
“the youth are always fascinated with the bees. They love learning as much as possible about them.
I have 13 bird feeders and 2 bird baths in my back yard. I hire two kids from the neighborhood to fill them when I’m away from home. They, as well, love seeing all the different types of birds. These endeavors, birds and bees and the like, are indeed, great ways to teach the young.
As public awareness grows about how far most of our food travels, … to access locally grown food.
Well, I hate to date myself, but you all already know I’m much older than you anyway. I can remember when the fruit and vegetable dealers, some actually riding horse drawn carts, others simply pushing carts, came into our neighborhood to sell their wares. Some of the best apples, strawberries, corn, tomatoes you could imagine, all grown right in the area.
With that, you had only certain times of the year that you could get certain types of food. Strawberries and peaches in the summer, squash and apples in the fall, etc. It was special to only get certain food at certain times of the year. Now, we get produce all year, but some as from far away as South America. Apples, potatoes and other produce is picked and stored right away the cold houses so it can be sold as “fresh” some 6 months later.
one winter, before i was married, my roommate and i ordered the local food box from foodshare, the organization jenn mentions in her article. it was all roots: turnips, potatoes, beats, etc. it was damn hard to figure out ways to eat them all. but we did it, with some occasional local meat added. it was one of my more sustainable winters. i'm looking forward to the cottage in finland, just a few more days, when i'll get the chance to live off my own cooking for the first time in years.
We've put Australia's most civilised city a half hour from the world's most unique wildlife sanctuary. Where people swim in clear, turquoise waters and giants appear out of the blue. We blended the freshest, finest produce in the country with chefs of world repute. And new age cuisine now meets the ancient outback.
We put together history and elegance with horsepower and excitement. Love of the arts with passion for sport.
By any measure, it's a good blend.
But in truth... it's a brilliant blend.