Thursday, June 2, 2011
i live on an island in the north atlantic. for centuries newfoundland was self-sufficient. not anymore. if cut off from the mainland (say with a ferry or air strike) we have 3 days worth of food. this is scary. yesterday i was thinking about
findhorn - a sustainable village in the north of scotland. (i'll try to go there next year if i get to scotland) they produce all the food they need there and i wondered how. last night i went to a question and answer session with the nl western environment centre. the guest speaker was from alberta and talked about gardening in a northern climate (short growing season, cold temperatures but lots of sun in the summer). he mentioned the influence of the magnetic north on the plants. how you can tap into that energy and how it gives vitality to the plants. love that idea.