Everything Else

Suddenly I’m a cookery writer

What to do with our apples? I have become a cookery writer, a role not totally suited to me as I know next to nothing about cooking. Still … Last week I mentioned the bucket of apples from our garden Sue had picked and I had sorted. OK, I was going to write about it […]

Consumer Power

Zero-Wasting my life #4 – I make my own lemon drink

Plastic-free organic lemon squash – the secret My issue today is what to do about the plastic bottle our squash comes in. When the kids were young we used to make our own lemon squash from our lemon tree. Sadly we no longer live in NZ and we don’t have a lemon tree. Sue says I […]

Everything Else

Paintings from recycled plastic

While in the ancient Roman port of Caesaria we came across Artnova. Artnova make green art, soft paintings  from recycled plastics. I was amazed at how soft the fabric was – and of course how beautiful the artworks.

Nature Power

Eco-kibbutzim: bringing biblical animals back to life

During my trip to Israel I’ve found a kibbutz where rare animals mentioned in the Bible are being reintroduced into their natural environment.   The original kibbutzim were highly regarded in the West and have long attracted idealistic young volunteers from all over the world. The new eco-kibbutzim offer an opportunity to work on the […]

Nature Power

An Israeli solar farm keeps a 3000-year-old biblical law

Being 60% desert Israel has a lot of solar energy to share. There is no doubt that having few natural “fossil fuel” energy resources encouraged Israel to develop solar technologies and has led to Israel’s current position as one of the world’s solar technology superpowers. Did you know that:

Science & Technology

How an arid desert land now exports water

Everything Else

8 Great eco-blogs too good to miss

Today I’ve decided to do a round-up of some eco-blogs I love the look of, and a few I just couldn’t leave out. Treading my own path – names like this appeal to me. Various great ideas from Perth, Australia. I liked the look of this one:   2. The zero-waste chef We all love […]