At the end of winter a spark of excitement penetrates individuals inclined and interested in gardening. Most of the snow has already melted in the gardens and daylights are considerably longer. Now, as spring is approaching, it is time to fulfill our dreams.
When planning the kitchen garden, the first question to consider is how much of
which vegetable we want this year in the garden, and the other is what vegetable seeds we want to sow and what vegetables to plant. Our family-sized kitchen garden plan can be used as a tangible example to make up your own seeding scheme. As you may know: Good seed makes a good crop.
With this short article you will read the first of a series of texts, which week by week throughout one whole year present the important tasks that have to be done in the garden. Besides this we will glance into the tricks of the trade of green home or household techniques as well. The first writing, reflecting on last years autumn, will speak about the planting of fruit
Last year at the beginning of 2012 the Eco Valley Foundation published a book entitled Discussions on Self-sufficiency. The compiler, author of the book is András Kun, research worker of the Eco Valley Foundation. The interviewees of the book are residents of the foundation’s model community, Krishna Valley.
The Kyoto protocol is the one and only legal international documentation, which set binding obligations on 25 industrialized countries, among them Hungary as well, to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases until the end of 2012. During the last climate summit the participating 200 countries extended the Kyoto Protocol for another eight years, i.e. until 2020.
At the end of September this year our colleagues participated in a conference in the fascinating vicinity of picturesque Toscana,
Italy. The conference that was entitled Peace – Responsibility for Future (Pace Responsibilitá per il futuro) addressed the practical aspects of ethics, economics and peace. The lecturers approached the subject from different perspectives and experiences.
A short film on
a myth in relation to industrial food production. One which is challenging the very core of industrial agriculture, its raison d’être. Watch it
and answer the question to yourself. Do we really need
industrial agriculture to feed the world?
Enthused by success from last year we organized the Pillars of Sustainability Seminar this September. The participants c
ame from various countries just like a year ago when attendees came for the adult learners’ workshop, which was subsidized by the Tempus Foundation, i.e. the Hungarian representative of European
Commission. This seminar in September was officially advertized in the Grundtvig Training Database and therefore, those people came for the course who applied and won a Grundtvig grant in the category of Visits and exchanges in their home country.
According to a Swedish research group that examined the correlation of food supply and fresh water resources, in future we can
not afford ourselves to consume as much meat as we do nowadays. In the oncoming forty years we have to give up the habit of eating animal-based produce, because water needs of livestock-farming is multiple times more than that of agriculture and we will need every drop of water in order to grow the minimum supply of vegetables and grains for world’s population.