Monday, September 20, 2010
Travelling With Grace was nominated in the Top 10 of 2010 SA Blog Awards Old Mutual Best Green category. Thank you to everyone who made nominations and voted. This has been my space to find my voice for the Travelling With Grace book project, so I have approached my blog like an author-in-training rather than a traditional blogger. It has been very inspiring that Travelling With Grace has been recognised by the SA Blog Awards, and I am grateful for the opportunity to think more expansively about the value of the blog.
Well done to http://www.urbansprout.co.za/ and http://www.sprig.co.za/ for making it into the final two. These are great blogs. Another finalist that is very well worth checking out is Project 90 by2030 http://www.90x2030.org.za/ . I also find a lot of value and heart at http://www.mothercityliving.co.za/ .
Thanks to SA Blog Awards and its sponsors for providing the opportunity.
Friday, September 10, 2010
|'Bright Lights' Swiss Chard|
It is Spring in the southern hemisphere and like most home food gardeners, I have been busy sowing and planting the summer crops. The news that the United Nation's Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has called an emergency meeting to discuss another looming food crisis has given a certain edge to what is usually a peacful and satisfying pastime. Once again, global food prices are soaring, with wheat, oil-seed, sugar and meat all at unprecedented premiums. Riots, that resulted in the deaths of seven people and scores of injured others, broke out in neighbouring Mozambique this week as the government tried to hike up bread prices by 30%.
|Fava Bean flowers|
Here you will find a useful paper, "Foodshed Analysis and its relevance to Sustainability" by CJ Peters et al 2008