Monday, July 18, 2011

Green Gardens & Homes



-- Quote of the Day --

“…You can see all different kinds of bees with every flush of flowers (throughout the year). Bees see in UV – so red is not the most popular color, blue, orange, yellow, and white are the hot colors if you are a bee. …What we can do …in our own little small lots… like people with an apartment with only one flowering basket… you can make ensure that you have a range of different plants that flower at different times, having hummingbird feeders… there are many different things we can do. …Bees will pollinate on rooftop gardens, which are more than 20 feet in the air, and are becoming more popular. (Gardeners can) ensure there is adequate pollen from February to early November, plan for pollinators by giving them a strip of undisturbed south-facing sandy-silty soil… or leave a snag (old log) in the landscaping for them to nest in, and stop using pesticides.”

~ Nathalie Chambers

Today's quote originates from the May 1st Sunday Garden episode of the Conscious Discussions Talk radio show about Pollination, with a focus on bees. 

Find the full interview here:



-- Referral Corner --

Here are a couple green resources that we recommend for our readers to check out when time allows: 

Resource Futures - This is a UK based network managed by employee-owners, but operates as a non-profit environmental consultancy. They offer a lot of programs and opportunities for youth, families, schools, businesses and lots of projects -  including the Community Re-Paint project - that might interest you. 

And here is another UK-based organization you  might want to visit:

Community Recycling Network - this organization focuses on offering support and advice on setting up community recycling systems and has been in operation for more than 20 years.


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1 comment:

  1. UK has been emerging as a place hosting a number of recycling programs.. Recently I sell my phone to one of the best recycling firm in the UK and got good deal too... :)

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