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A Horticultural Society by Way of the Ferny Brae

A more horticultural society that learns to garden its land – that retreats into its terrain, while the wilds expand, may still have domestic animals for meat, milk and eggs. We cannot grow annual crops, without fallow, regenerative phases in … Continue reading

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The Wealth of Fields and Nations

As we end bad practice and attempt good practice, so farm and garden soils can accumulate some vital biomass and biodiversity. But that increase in soil biomass will always end at an optimum point, at which the farmer/gardener can only … Continue reading

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Energy

All life is busy – energetic – converting mass to energy and energy to mass. We note energy in the causes and effects of motion and in the growth of individual organisms. A continuous fermentation both within organisms and in … Continue reading

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Diary of a Baby-Boomer Nobody

My world is very small. I’ve not travelled much and not at all beyond Welsh, Scots, Irish and English shores. Yet, I think the parish of Llannefydd, where I’ve lived and worked since 1975, provides an accurate-enough microcosm of anywhere … Continue reading

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The Committee on Climate Change Report

Here are the committee’s findings with regards to economic changes required for a zero-carbon emitting UK by 2050 . • Resource and energy efficiency and some societal choices that cut demand for carbon-intensive activities. . • Extensive electrification, particularly of … Continue reading

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Coda to the Differing Forms of Tragedy

Nemesis was our consumer-choice. The bargain was struck. We paid for her and she is ours. We bought the present by selling the future. Our purchase cannot be passed back – please read the small print in Nemesis’s Little Earthly … Continue reading

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We Have a Choice – Between Differing Forms of Tragedy

My passions rise at the sound of the middle class – a million or so of them – marching to protect lucrative ways of life – their property price collateral, and rents for status, money, land and intellectual properties. Those … Continue reading

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