Blooming and Bold

Without the buzzards and bees

Where would we bee?

A blog by Nicolle Kuna

A blog about sustainable landscaping and some eco-humour and eco-creativity.

Inside this blog we look at everything that is encroaching in to our natural urban landscapes – outdoor rooms (errchkem), weeds, urban noise, excess nutrientsThere’s a bit of art to add extra colour and inspiration. We believe in making sustainability fun - more gaming, less shaming.

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Attribution for above garden design goes to

Andrew Jones, talented artist and designer.

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Saturday, 12 October 2013

Where did the scarecrows go - the future of farming ...

Lately, I haven't been blogging on here much as my spare time has been dedicated to developing a sustainability education page for creative pursuits to get school students fired up and emotionally energised about sustainability, on my converse conserve website.  The Australian Education Magazine should be publishing an interview with me shortly, on this. 

I have written a couple of articles for Urban Times and like to tweet about their articles from time to time. 

Urban Times is a magazine based in the U.K for optimistic and forward thinking in relation to society generally and looking after our planet. They obviously have huge competitors like Grist and Tree Hugger, just to name two, so I like to support them. 

Here is a really interesting article which is all about planting up indoors, and I think it's extremely well researched and written. Well done, Tess! Interesting comment that hydroponics isn't regarded as organic because no soil is involved.  That's crazy!  We can certainly think about the inputs, as well as outputs with regard to hydroponics, as they don't use passive solar, hydration from nature. But with planting slated to be moved indoors more and more, and broad scale farming the prevailing means to generating our produce in the western world, I don't see scarecrows returning to the rural landscape, very soon.