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Newsletter 105

Local Veg (Organically Grown, Lantau Island, HK) Sweet potato $20 per kg Choi sum $20/350 g Pak Choi $20/350g Mustard leaves $15/350 g Sweet potato leaves $10 bunch -recipe http://www.motherearthnews.com/relish/sweet-potato-leaves-recipe-zb0z11zwar.aspx Water spinach $15 bunch Rocket $20 for 200 gms Baby silk gourd, … Continue reading

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Newsletter 104

TSL Newsletter #104 Local Veg (Organically Grown) Sweet potato $20 per kg Choi sum $20 for 350 gms Mustard leaves $15 for 350 gms Sweet potato leaves $10 bunch -recipe http://www.motherearthnews.com/relish/sweet-potato-leaves-recipe-zb0z11zwar.aspx Water spinach $10 bunch Baby silk gourd, like courgettes – $20 … Continue reading

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Newsletter 102

Fossil Fuels – a reminder of just how dependent we are on fossil fuels: http://transitionvoice.com/2012/08/the-fossil-fuel-free-garden/ David Strahan summarises the current situation regarding oil: http://www.davidstrahan.com/blog/?p=1697 Food Crisis – a view of how climate change is producing a major food crisis: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/08/16/681571/jeremy-grantham-on-welcome-to-dystopia-we-are-entering-a-long-term-and-politically-dangerous-food-crisis/ Arctic Ice – … Continue reading

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Newsletter 101

Urban Farming – the movement has been particularly inspiring in Detroit. Thanks to Philippe for this video: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/earthrise/2012/08/2012817102031778843.html Food – some useful cooking info in Sharon Astyk’s short article: http://scienceblogs.com/casaubonsbook/2012/08/23/chile-leaves-broccoli-stems-and-pea-shoots-expanding-what-we-eat/ Soil – the beneficial effects of composting ought not to be a surprise, … Continue reading

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Newsletter 100

The Arts – at long last the arts tackle planetary degradation, even though it’s really a scientist in disguise: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/aug/12/robin-mckie-climate-change-dangers Arctic – the latest assessment of how fast the ice is melting: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/aug/11/arctic-sea-ice-vanishing?intcmp=122 Oil – price volatility is here to stay, as Peak … Continue reading

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Newsletter 99

Permaculture – David Holmgren’s latest essay on retro-fitting the suburbs: http://simplicityinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/RetrofittingTheSuburbsSimplicityInstitute1.pdf Climate – a response to Bill McKibben’s call to arms against the oil companies: http://www.energybulletin.net/stories/2012-07-31/bill-mckibben-wrong-we-must-not-forget-we-have-met-enemy-and-he-us and Sharon Astyk looks at getting people onside over the same issue: http://www.energybulletin.net/stories/2012-08-02/do-you-have-believe-climate-change and Kate sent … Continue reading

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Newsletter 98

Eco-Participation – another good interview by Chris Martenson, this with the ebullient farmer Joel Salatin: http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/79360/joel-salatin-we-are-solution-as-well-as-problem GM – thanks to Fabian for this 30-minute video on the need to restore local, indigenous control over seeds, and check the spread of GM seeds: … Continue reading

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