The Zero Waste Voyage week 1 

After a month of preparation in London: immunisations, camping gear list, kitesurfing gear, medicine kit, home-made cosmetics, plane tickets, accomodation, insurance … We finally made it to Brazil. The plane ride itself was quite eventful. First we were told there wasn’t enough room for our surf bag when there was. Then in Germany, after running through the airport with my kiteboarding harness aroud my waste … Continue reading The Zero Waste Voyage week 1 

Sustainability at University

I entered a survey for a chance to win 500£, I got carried away with the last question: Do you have any suggestions on what actions you would like to see your university / college take to improve its performance on sustainable development? Universities should require a mandatory undergraduate level: Outdoor ‘meet and greet course’ over a week-long backpacking expedition, one where young adults get … Continue reading Sustainability at University

Hawaii Month 2- Food Forest visit

Unfortunately my research got very busy, and I haven’t had time to write my weekly blog posts, but these are some pictures of a memorable week-end at my friend Geoff and Lyn’s agroforestry farm in Puna. Over the years, they have developed the most incredible food forest. And with their hard work, although weeding is still a tedious weekly chore, they have significantly suppressed the weeds … Continue reading Hawaii Month 2- Food Forest visit

Compost Tea

What is compost tea?  According to Oregon State University, Compost tea is a liquid extract of compost that contains plant growth compounds and beneficial microorganisms. Liquid extracts have been used for hundreds of years in agriculture to promote plant and soil health. How is it made?  Compost tea is produced by steeping finished compost in water in order to extract beneficial microorganisms and compounds into … Continue reading Compost Tea

Garden design Ithaca

One of my jobs for the summer is helping a couple of Cornell University professors with their garden work. (above) The area in front of the wall looked nasty because the contractor who built the wall left it without re-seeding grass. The first question that came to my mind when the professors asked me to help them out was: Do you want an Edible Landscape instead?! … Continue reading Garden design Ithaca

Plastic Tides In Bermuda

YOu can find out more about this expedition by following our mini-episodes here Plastic Tides in the News:  Cornell Sustainable campus: A kickstarter campaign to stem plastic pollution and Cayuga Lake SUP CUp presents: The Canal Today in Bermuda: Plastic Tides Team Returns to Bermuda Cornell Daily Sun: Erie Canal, A plastic-free campus SUP the Mag: video Stand UP Journal: PLastic Tides: protecting our waterways through Stand UP … Continue reading Plastic Tides In Bermuda