Agriculture

Guerilla Gardening - What Is It And How To Start

05 February 2017 Tags: gardening Category: Agriculture Guerilla Gardening - What Is It And How To Start

There are a lot of forms of gardening these days. Some are even “daring” and one of that is known as Guerilla Gardening. So what exactly is it? And, how do you start? In this article, we are going to explore the answers to these questions.

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Why You Need Your Own Garden And How To Start

30 January 2017 Tags: garden Category: Agriculture Why You Need Your Own Garden And How To Start

In the earliest years of the human race, we used to hunt and forage. Then we learned about gardening and plant cultivation. Because we had a constant supply of food, we ditched the nomadic lifestyle and our race began to flourish. Agriculture may not be big as it used to be, but that does not mean that you can’t benefit from it.

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Organic Gardening In Fiji

27 November 2016 Tags: farming organic gardening Category: Agriculture Organic Gardening In Fiji

So proud of this guy (my Dad) growing organic produce in Fiji. He’s been busy over the last few weeks as it gets into the peak of spring. It is amazing to see the lush productive garden thats being managed all by hand. A small tractor or Clydesdale horses maybe in the picture to scale up.  Scaling up will help the endeavour become more economically sustainable.

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Benefits of being a Vegetarian

15 November 2016 Tags: vegetarian Category: Agriculture Benefits of being a Vegetarian

Most people are now opting for a vegetarian foods because of health, ethical and budget reasons. A vegetarian diet involves eating of plant based foods and omitting foods that are of animal origin.

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World hunger, therefore factory farm

22 May 2016 Tags: farming Category: Agriculture World hunger, therefore factory farm

I’ve herd the argument “there are x billion people in the world, people are staving, without factory farming we couldn’t survive!”.

This is an interesting argument, one I can’t give a straight answer to, only speculation. But my thoughts on world hunger is it’s more an issue of wealth distribution issue, not food distribution. Take America as an example and if nutrition could be measured only in calories. America, the wealthiest country in the world, produces yearly over twice the required calories to feed its population… yet there are still people going hungry suffering from malnutrition. This to me is the simplest illustration that it’s an economic game, not one of food production. If America was struggling to produce the yearly calories for their population, I could accept factory farming as a possible solution. But while food goes to those who pay the most it is not a reasonable justification.

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Saving The Bees?

14 April 2016 Tags: bees Category: Agriculture Saving The Bees?

Recently I read an article on “Saving the bees” which promoted Bee Hive Adoption. It was the first I had herd of supporting bees via adoption. It struck me as a neat idea at first. But as the article went on, I found it focusing on honey bees and the “unique service they provide”. By the end of it I found myself despising the idea and the article. As it manipulated real concerns into some plea for supporting commercial honey bees. What bothers me is misinformation, there seems to be a lot of it out there.

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