Monthly Archives: August 2010

Book Swap

I’d like to revive our short-lived attempt to do a regular Transition South Lantau book swap. I’m sure there must be lots of people like me who look at the books on their shelves and think that other people should … Continue reading

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Oil Be Damned

Watching The End of Suburbia and listening to Colin Campbell talk about Peak Oil was a galvanising experience for Rob Hopkins. It was his ‘Peak Oil Moment’ and it motivated him to get his students to produce the Kinsale Energy … Continue reading

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Grubby Work

Recently, I’ve noticed what look like piles of tiny white droppings on some of the leaves of my lemon tree. On further investigation it became apparent that they were wood shavings which had been dropping out of tiny holes on … Continue reading

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Bean Manure

Summer is not a good time to grow vegetables in Hong Kong, and August is probably the worst month of all. However, what does grow exceptionally well now is mung beans. I’ve got a picture here of a small bed … Continue reading

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Three Cheers for President Medvedev

“None of us can say what the next summer will be like. The forecasts vary greatly. Everyone is talking about climate change now. Unfortunately, what is happening now in our central regions is evidence of this global climate change, because … Continue reading

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Potty Training

I never cease to be amazed at how slow I am to learn better ways of doing things. This is most noticeable for me with gardening. I’m terrible at feeding plants, for instance, yet I know that there’s a very … Continue reading

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