14 March 2013

What is Transition?

Modern lifestyles have developed from twin fallacies, the cheap and infinite availability of finite resources and the limitless ability of the planet to absorb our waste.
 
Governments know the graveness of the situation but choose to do little, knowing that the choices offered would render parties unelectable.

The impetus is on communities, we can either wait for catastrophe to strike or do something to lessen the blow.

5 March 2013

Perennial Vegetables

Source: Wikipedia - Markus Leupold-Löwenthal
Anni Kelsey gave a very interesting and informative talk on her experiences growing perennial vegetables which included oca (shown above). Check her blog for more info.
Suppliers of perennial vegetable seeds, plants and tubers include: