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

Love your mother earth.

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

Plastic…until we change how we use it, it is a blight on humanity.

Precious Plastic: Who Would’ve Thunk It?
Plastic is a plague in this world at this time. Whilst, many innovators are addressing these issues and problems, (YAY! seriously, it makes me want to jump for joy) one young innovator Dave Hakkens steps forward with others to turn his idea into reality. He isn’t hoarding his idea, he is making it available to anyone and everyone by offering his solution as open-source plans. The plans are for machines… <a href="">Read More »</a>
Gilles Cenazandotti – Future Bestiary
Gilles Cenazandotti, like Mbongeni Buthelezi, Painting with Plastic is also creating awareness and giving plastic a new life. His series of sculptures and collages are created with waste he collects from the edges of the sea. His Future Bestiary project features large sculptures made from plastic of endangered animals. The artist says this about the project – “Impressed by everything that the Sea, in turn, rejects and transforms, on the… <a href="">Read More »</a>
The oceans are full of plastic, but why do seabirds eat it?
J.J. Harrison, Author providedMany seabird species, including the blue petrel (Halobaena caerulea), consume plastic at sea because algae on the plastic produce an odor that resembles their food sources Imagine that you are constantly eating, but slowly starving to death. Hundreds of species of marine mammals, fish, birds, and sea turtles face this risk every day when they mistake plastic debris for food. Plastic debris can be found in oceans… <a href="">Read More »</a>
Circular Design Challenge: Solutions
Update October 2017: Recently several product designs were selected as finalists – some were specific products and others looked at changing the system altogether. Stay tuned for an upcoming article featuring what we think are the top 5. ______ Only 14% is recycled, resulting in a loss of USD 80-120 billion per year to the global economy. Did you know that most plastic items are used only once before being… <a href="">Read More »</a>
Talking Trash
One of our greatest problems besides plastic and pollution is mass consumption. The person who discovered the Pacific Garbage Patch speaks at a Ted conference and his brief Ted Talk worth watching. August 20, 2016. Captain Moore was honored as the 2016 recipient of the Bolsa Chica Conservator of the Year Award in recognition of his dedication to the preservation of our coastal wetlands, his many years of tireless research… <a href="">Read More »</a>
Cleaning the Oceans, Pollution Solutions
A harsh truth is that human beings lack of care and respect for the earth through ocean dumping has created dis-ease for the fragile ecosystems that support all life on earth. Having been born into this problem, some young innovators are working towards solutions and they are in progress. The work of Boyan Slat, a Dutch inventor and entrepreneur and his partners is in focus here. Boyan Slat presented an… <a href="">Read More »</a>

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
Music: In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg.
“Hall of the Mountain King” Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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

Love your mother earth. Tend to your garden.

Early to mid-summer perennial blooms in your garden
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We made a perennial plant guide to mid-spring to late spring blooms for your garden
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Cooking with honey
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First Blooms of Spring
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How to: Make a wooden raised planter for your balcony (any size)
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Focal Points & How to Build a Fountain for your Urban Garden
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