How the Netherlands Farm
“The only irrigation source is rainwater, says Ted, who manages the cultivation program. Each kilogram of tomatoes from his fiber-rooted plants requires less than four gallons of water, compared with 16 gallons for plants in open fields. Once each year the entire crop is regrown from seeds, and the old vines are processed to make packaging crates. The few pests that manage to enter the Duijvestijn greenhouses are greeted by a ravenous army of defenders such as the fierce Phytoseiulus persimilis, a predatory mite that shows no interest in tomatoes but gorges itself on hundreds of destructive spider mites.”
And interesting article …
Any gardener knows that you reap what you sow ….
Love the Earth.
Love each other.
Today I light a candle in honor and sorrow for the slaughter of so many Native Americans, and for the continual severe abuse and slaughter of millions of animals that are used to feed the lie.
… with Love and Compassion <3
It is very disturbing to see and hear so much negative and derogatory comments about Alternative Medicine, particularly Plant Medicine.
Yet the Truth is: Plant Medicine is the FIRST medicine. All drugs were first manufactured from .. plants. Plants are not an alternative. Plants are it. Here are two articles about drugs that come from plants:
Natural Products Derived from Plants
Drugs and Medicine From Plants
It is very much like the insanity of organic food. Organic food IS the original, and it has been smothered by big money and health-crippling chemicals. Organic Farmers have to pay to earn the right to grow things naturally. While the big companies push the harsh poisons that keep the drug companies in business.
Society has been brainwashed to believe it is normal to pour poison into your soil and into your body. The minority that tries to raise awareness are called ‘extreme environmentalists’. Money and marketing.
It is easier. Easier to use chemicals. Easier to just go along with what everyone else does. Easier to ignore and put off responsibility.
Yet we are all responsible. The ‘weed and feed’ on lawns, which dogs will consume, which poison their bodies, which results in their illnesses. That is our responsibility. And those weeds are actually medicine. Dandelions are amazingly beneficial to the body. Plantain is another. Yet the perfect swath of poisoned green is preferred.
Plants and naturally grown food is not alternative.
And the willful indifference to what is in our food and the damage to our Earth …. that is conscious or unconscious suicide.
Be the change.
Be Love <3
A Clear Choice
“But there’s an even better reason to get fossil fuels out of our lives. It’s about loving deeply. Loving all those suffering people in Houston and Florida, loving our children, loving every being on this planet without a voice.”
There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the Earth ~ Rumi
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Re-THINK.
Be the Change.
BE Love <3
We were watching this really excellent series from Netflix called Wild China (2 discs, 6 episodes). An amazing documentary! One thing that really caught my attention was that typhoons disperse the surface water and draws up deeper ocean water, increasing the plankton at the surface, which reduces the carbon dioxide in the air. Nature cleaning her house?
So I found this article from Nasa about it … Stirring Up Life
Be the change.
Be Love <3
“It expresses the idea of harmonious, balanced living among people and nature. The idea centers on living “well” rather than “better” and thus rejects the capitalist logic of increasing accumulation and material improvement. In that sense, this model provides an alternative to the model of development, by instead prioritizing living sustainably with Pachamama, the Andean goddess of mother earth. Nature is conceived as part of the social fabric of life, rather than a resource to be exploited or as a tool of production.”
The Rights of Nature
When so much of the news is ‘bad’, things like this give me hope ….
… with Love and Gratitude
As leaves cover the forest floor in a carpet of vibrant rusts, orange and gold, autumn proves that sometimes death too can be a beautiful thing.
One day when you wake up, you will find that you have become a forest. You have grown roots and found strength in them that no one thought you had. You have become stronger and more beautiful, full of life giving qualities. You have learned to take all the negativity around you and turn it into oxygen for easy breathing. A host of wild creatures live inside you and you call them stories. A variety of beautiful birds rest inside your mind and you call them memories. You have become an incredible self sustaining thing of epic proportions. And you should be so proud of yourself, of how far you have come from the seeds of who you used to be.