Food security is becoming a global crisis because of mainly the following threats: Population Growth. Global statistics by the US Census Bureau put the world’s current population at 7 billion people. It is projected that this number will rise to 8 billion by 2025. We humans are already using more of the earth’s resources than… Continue reading The Significance of having your own Food Garden
Some months ago an 11 year old girl attended one of my workshops on organic veggie gardening. She showed a lot of interest and was very excited about it. With the assistance of her dad she bought a planter, prepared the soil and planted some organic veggies. This was all done in a very small… Continue reading Eleven Year Old Kid sets an Example!
The activities of humans are the cause of the consumption and pollution of a lot of water. Worldwide the most water consumption takes place through commercial agricultural activities. However, it is now also understood that total water consumption and pollution is the result of a multitude of water demand and polluting activities. This also strongly… Continue reading Water Footprint
Climate Change is globally forcing us to embrace a new relationship with the water that we use. Our water resources are not unlimited regardless of rainfall in our area. We should change the way we use our potable water. That is the water coming from our taps. Grey water – that is the water from… Continue reading The re-use of Grey Water on Food Gardens
This seems to be a valid question! We live in a world of convenience where we expect to acquire goods and services easier and faster. It’s easier to go to a store and buy my vegetables. It’s even better if the veggies are neatly packaged and ready for instant use! So why should I bother… Continue reading IS IT WORTHWHILE TO HAVE A VEGGIE GARDEN AT HOME?
We are slowly becoming aware that our water resources are not unlimited. It is not guaranteed that water will flow every time we open a tap! If that be the case how ethical and practical is it to have a home food garden that will need even more water consumption? Growing a food garden in… Continue reading Can Home Food Gardening help us to save water?
Now is the time to look at our water resources in a new and different way! It’s not just something that comes out of a tap. It’s also not a given that every time we open a tap that water will automatically flow. This should not prevent us from having a home food garden. However… Continue reading Water wise gardening
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