Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Green Living

-- Quote of the Day -- 

“My favorite definition of permaculture is that it is about building sustainable communities powered by the sun. …Converting that solar energy into something we can use and grow more. …Gardening is important because it is a place where we can make a difference in our own lives immediately – even if it is on an apartment terrace or balcony, you can grow your own food and create a habitat that supports other life. There is a lot we can do as gardeners to help issues of climate change, soil fertility. …Permaculture divides our land into 5 zones: Zone 0 would be our home and zone 1 would be the vegetable gardens, from there we have zone 2 such as sunflowers, grapes, and some dwarf shrubs like blueberries, zone 3 would be less managed pasture or flower sort of landscape with larger trees like nut trees, zone 4 would be a little more wild and zone 5 would be a wild area. …You can go to restaurants and get organic materials, you can go to a grocery store and ask for their cardboard, shipping pallets can be obtained for construction projects, tree trim companies have shredded tree material available, and so on. …Permaculture looks at the physical and temporal layering for what we can do with our land. So you might have tall plants, short plants, mid layer crops, understory trees, dwarf or semi-dwarf trees and canopy trees… and vertical layers (like grapes, and other vines). …Interplanting and using more space and getting additional yields by doing so.” 

~ Scott Man

Today’s quote originates from the Conscious Discussions Talk Radio episode that aired back on April 2, 2013 … titled: Sunday Gardening With Scott Mann

 (*Click on the title to access the full discussion)

-- Conscious Living Event -- 

Green Connections
A business group with a green attitude.
Green Connections is now incorporated as a Non-for-profit organization.

Next meeting:

Sept. 25, 2013 (8:45 am)
Sharon Hope United Church
18648 Leslie St. Sharon, ON.


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