A reflection on Youth and sustainable development, nature’s circular economy and the durability of a few children’s dreams made come true, two weeks after ANEDD 2017, the 11th ‘Assises Nationales Etudiantes pour le Développement Durable’ held in Toulouse.
For this 100th post, I am pleased to announce a new web address and a ‘News’ rubric. An opportunity to provide a brief history of the blog.
‘Brexit’, the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, enables us to look afresh at the question of British jam standards, without being disturbed by the fear of European over-regulation. In Part 1, we look at the ‘jam wars’ that took place in the country in 2013.
I worked for six weeks on this topic at the ‘Communauté d’Agglomération du Bassin d’Aurillac’ in France and was awarded top marks for it. What next? Mapping fruit trees in the area?
The ‘Croqueurs de Pommes du Cantal’1 is a charity that lists and protects local fruit cultivars; its members exchange scions to graft new trees. I put myself to the test: would I be able to participate and provide scions from our trees?
The Brighton Permaculture Trust plans to process ten times more fruit than it used to with its new Fruit Factory in Stanmer Park, Sussex, United Kingdom. Just a drop in the ocean of fruit juice consumed in the area, but it is a promising start.
In September I attempted to stop hornets from eating our pears… with pebbles. The improvised solution worked rather well, without damaging the pears.