This is planet earth.

Thoughts, musings, and ruminations. From gardening to environmental issues you will find features and lists of articles on ‘Earth’ here – gardening, ecology, plastic, pollution, recycle, renew


The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.  — Chinese Proverb


Read an Open Letter To Frans Timmermans of the European Commission from Rethink Plastic

Millions of citizens worldwide want change. Will legislators step-up?

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MAN: a short film

Man is a short film by Steve Cutts that looks at man’s relationship to the natural world.

A short film by Steve Cutts that looks at man’s relationship to the natural world.

Copyright © 2012 www.stevecutts.com
Music: In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg.
“Hall of the Mountain King” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Love your mother earth.

Earth Garden
Balcony gardens, urban gardens, rural gardens – tending to Gaia

OUR CHUBBY WINGED FRIENDS BEES

Some of my favourite winged friends are bees. Bees are cute, scary and an integral part of the life cycle. Where would we be without them? They pollinate the plants of the world thus being symbolic of fertility and many make delicious honey too. Even life itself is likened to their honey as a metaphor – how sweet it is! On a personal note, they just make me happy when I see them. So in honour of the bee, this post touches on the subject of their symbolism in Hindu culture, their current dilemma in the world and some of my own opinions about them. Rich in symbolism, bees …READ MORE

Our chubby winged friends – Bees

Some of my favourite winged friends are bees.   Bees are cute, scary and an integral part of the life cycle. Where would we be without them? They pollinate the plants of the world thus being symbolic of fertility and many make delicious honey too.  Even life itself is likened to their honey as a metaphor – how sweet it is! On a personal note, they just make me happy when… Read More »

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The patient gardener is always rewarded with perennials.
A Bloom Succession Guide

Perennial bloom succession is most certainly something to look forward to throughout the growing season! During the long winter months snuggled up in blankets, wandering mind produces dreams and visions of lush foliage, colourful flowers blooming and trailing vines. In February small signs of spring appear as the day slowly become longer only to be shunned as a cold wind hurts my skin. Like vines, these dreams entangle themselves into my cold reality as I long for the warmer days. Yet all the while knowing In my heart that they will come, I begin to plan the succession of blooms in my garden. READ MORE

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Houseplants: Indoor Gardening for Mindfulness
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“Today and every day I bless and care the Earth, as she blesses and cares for me.” -Ray Davis, The Affirmation Spot

Grow your own Loofa

When I watched this video It got me to thinking about trying to grow them myself. Where I live not sure where to get seeds. Have you ever grown your own?

Bees
Insects in the City
Bees are in peril. Some are on the endangered list and in the last couple of years even cities like Los Angeles legalized beekeeping. Watch this video that asks can cities save bees?


Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse
Single Stream Recycling
Sometimes people get upset that their city claims to recycle, yet collects waste in one bin. Sometimes they do and sometimes they don’t. But we don’t always see what happens at the waste management depot. Watch this adorable can walk you through the single stream recycling process.