by The Seed Ambassadors Project
We are losing diversity, biologicaland social, at an unprecedented rate. This erosion of diversity directly limits our ecological and social resilience and adaptability within this changing world.
According to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, crop genetic resources are disappearing at the rate of 1 to 2 percent a year. About 75 percent of agricultural crop diversity is estimated to have been lost since the beginning of the last century.
Editor’s Note: Saving your own seed can not only save you money, but it can also help increase the genetic diversity of our world’s seeds, which will help us to be more resilient in changing times. Plus it’s fun to do. This ‘zine written by the Seed Ambassadors Project will help you get started.
There is an entire nation that has completely dropped conventional electricity production and moved to solar…OK, it's not Germany or China or Brazil…it's the tiny, isolated nation north of Samoa called Tokelau, where the population is only 1,411. Isolated as they are, they've got good reason to change: shipping-in diesel fuel to make electricity is expensive, and sunshine is free!
by Conni Kunzler
The philosophy of Ayurveda teaches that the five elements—earth, water, fire, air, and space—are manifest in all things. Each element has certain qualities, attributes, and impacts on the body and mind. Together, these five basic elements (pancha mahabhutas) form a system of classification for all the objects found on Earth...
Editor´s Note from Sonica Krishan: Another lovely article about seasonal transition and the care it demands by author Conni Kunzler. Ayurveda recommends taking of easily digestible foods, limit intake of iced drinks, and to eat fewer raw (uncooked), cold, dry, and bitter/astringent (e.g., leafy greens) foods. She describes with the example of a tree, and tells us that to as to keep ourselves from being “blown away” during this season of transition, we also require routines that encourage strong roots and plenty of self-care. You will enjoy reading the article. Namaste.
by Debbie Zambetti
...I woke up two days later with a screaming sore throat, stuffy nose and no energy, a.k.a. a cold. Not in the mood to get sick, I looked around my kitchen and tossed together something that I thought would be better than Nyquil: Cold-Killer Beet Greens...
from Organic Consumer's Association
What if…there were an inexpensive technology that could cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 51%?…this technology could also store 50 parts-permillion of CO2 in our soil instead of our air, to bring the total ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere down to 350 ppm –the number scientists tell us we must achieve in order to avert a climate crisis?...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Here are some savy, get-to-the-point, points about how to organic will cool the planet, naturally of course. Download the ideas from the Organic Consumer's Association.
The Amish are embracing solar power. It may seem strange... don't they live without electricity?
Although each church sets it's own rules to determine these matters, electricity per se is not strictly forbidden. They do not want to have the outside world - a connection to the power grid-- coming in to their homes...
Editor's Note from Christine Breen: Tineke Verkade from New Zealand has written books on homeopathy for animals. Through her work more and more Kiwi farmers walk the path towards cleaner and greener farming, and alternative farming practices like homeopathy are being explored and adopted.
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