Category Archives: Nature

All watched over by machines of loving grace

This video is worth watching. It challenges the romantic view of classical ecology. The central message for me is that change is everything and that our worldview has to be constantly open to change.

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Chameleon

I thought I would show these two photos as a follow up to my Nature and nurture post. I picked rocket and herbs for a salad yesterday and while putting the salad together this little guy popped out of the … Continue reading

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Nature and nurture

This is my 28th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement.   A couple of years back I planted a few heirloom Brandywine tomatoes. Growing them in our climate was not easy. The humidity encouraged blight and my tomatoes … Continue reading

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The religion of economics

I came across this piece by deep ecologist John Seed. It is an insightful take on a system we take for granted. Unfortunately it is a pdf so it will have to be downloaded from this link: http://www.rainforestinfo.org.au/deep-eco/Economics-as-Religion5000.pdf

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Live and let live.

This is my 25th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. This last Saturday while at the Karkloof farmers market I received a call from the farm informing me that a large python had been found in the fowl … Continue reading

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Mushrooms

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These photos were taken on the 23 November 2010. Every year at this time these mushrooms appear on our verandah. I have not identified them but I do know they are a termite symbiont.

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More wild flowers of Broadleaze

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Wild flowers of Broadleaze

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State of the Species – Charles C Mann

This is a repost of an article by Charles C Mann from the brilliant Orion Magazine. THE PROBLEM WITH environmentalists, Lynn Margulis used to say, is that they think conservation has something to do with biological reality. A researcher who … Continue reading

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Pillage of the Lower Mpushini (MPELA) protected area part 2

The crisis has now been resolved. Through negotiations between Mike Jewitt, of the PMMB Trust, and the landowner, the game capture has been stopped. Below is a further mail from Nick May which explains the situation. Hi Everybody Regarding the … Continue reading

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