Thursday, February 27, 2014

Bill Nye Vs Gregory and Blackburn

Climate change is a fact. The debate is over, in the words of President Obama. So why do so many politicians and others still disbelieve it?

You wanna know what I think? They secretly DO believe it. They are just scared of how much it's going to cost to switch to alternative energies in order to alleviate the effects of it. They seem to think that spending money on test drilling for fracking is a better idea than investing in wind, solar etc., you know, clean, sustainable, renewable energy. They want to pretend it's not happening.

We humans seem to want to maintain our lovely lazy wasteful lifestyles and changing to different energy sources and investing in your local economy and getting out there and relearning old skills like sewing, knitting, hedge laying etc. seem like a lot of work for a long-term gain, whereas fracking seems like, yeah, it's expensive, but it's more or less instant, we can keep our petrochemical driven vehicles going for a while longer before we have to return to horse and cart, phew!

Humans are lazy. And climate change denial is part of us wanting to keep on being lazy and rely on men in suits and white coats to tell us what to do, rather than getting off our backsides and actually DOING something.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Events Update

Well, the New Year is well and truly here and what a wet and nasty one it's been. But does that put us out of action? No! We have been busy plotting our return, and we have two events lined up with more to follow. 


Gardeners, on the first day of Spring, come on down to Highbury Hall in Tenterden, bring your excess seeds, seedlings and even mature plants and swap them with others that you DO want. Yes, swap - no charge for anything! If you want it, take it. If you don't require it, bring it and drop it off!

Almost every keen gardener ends up with more seeds and plants than they actually need... instead of letting them go to waste, swap them for others that you can use. Get swapping and get growing!

We'll be open to the public from 11 am and the Highbury hall Cafe will be open with cakes, teas and coffees. Entry is free and we're there till 4pm.


Join us for a mass litter pick of Tenterden's byways, cul-de-sacs, crescents, closes, etc. This time we are starting at Highbury Hall, which will be somewhere nice and dry to shelter in the event of bad weather! Let's clean this town!

We're starting at 11am, but the Highbury Hall Cafe will be open to the public from 10am onwards, so if you need a little time and a cuppa to get yourself together, this will be ideal.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Mr. Bloom

I was just watching CBeebies (not that unusual, I do have a toddler), and watching the great Mr. Bloom in his new show Here And There. This particular episode impressed me because he travelled to a school with its own garden. Not only that but they kept chickens and had built bug hotels. Great to see young children being presented with these good ideas.

Here's the BBC iPlayer link:

Plant And Seed Swap March 22!