my view of the natural world


Market day

I was glad to recently pay a visit to the Kalangadoo Faarmer’s Market, for their Spring Fair day.  The weather was a perfect Spring day, and visitors abounded.

Of particular interest to me was the Dodge farm vehicle.  I’d seen this particular vehicle once before, and admired the attention to detail on its restoration by the owner.  There was further work done to it, including the new roof – lined with jute.  The Australian Red Kelpie ‘minding’ the vehicle, was most friendly ( and got lots of treats from passersby!)

It’s always a friendly place to visit – I just wish it wasn’t so far from where I live at the moment!

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Sweet victory for Mexico beekeepers as Monsanto loses GM permit


Another victory against the oppressors!

Originally posted on GMO Awareness:

Evidence convinced judge of threat posed to honey production in Yucatán – but firm will almost certainly appeal against ruling.

MDG : Monsanto GM soya impact on honey bees protest in Yucatan Peninsula in mexico

A small group of beekeepers in Mexico has inflicted a blow on biotech giant Monsanto, which has halted the company’s ambitions to plant thousands of hectares of soybeans genetically modified to resist the company’s pesticide Roundup.

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Month of Action for Seed, Food and Earth Democracy

Originally posted on GMO Awareness:

Vandana Seed Food Earth Democracy Month
From September 20 through October 20, 2014, the Global Alliance for Seed Freedom is calling on people from around the globe to reaffirm a world-wide commitment to Seed Freedom, Food Freedom and Earth Democracy.

What can you do to get involved?

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High jinks in the garden

It’s Spring, time for blossom, bees, and a little frivolity :-)

A glimpse of my new direction :-)

Here’s a brief little teaser of some of which I’ve become involved in recently…….


I’ve belived for a long time that the Arts, and being Creative, is a way forward through the morass that humanity appears to have fallen into, to a place where individuality within community is to be celebrated and encouraged.

A chance meeting with a likeminded person almost a year ago is now giving form to that concept, although it’s still very early days and much is continuing to evolve.

So there’s a little Light on the subject for you :-)


day of finnish nature 2014


All over the world, let us celebrate Nature!

Originally posted on alternative viewpoints:

Today, we’re celebrating the day of Finnish nature for the second time, ever! I’m travelling at the moment (indeed, I am in Finland!), so this post is done in a bit of a haste. Despite this, I want to make a post because I very much like the idea of a day for nature, since there are days for so many other important concepts. This is what I wrote last year:

It’s a day for appreciation and maybe a bit of reflection, too – what does nature mean to us, and why are we destroying it? I also hope this day will raise awareness of the natural catastrophes that take place in Finland every year, caused both by companies and individuals. Money comes first far too often.

Days for this and that might not have a direct impact on anything, but I think it’s a good opportunity to nudge people…

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