Kitchen gardens and climate change

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jansman
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Kitchen gardens and climate change

Post by jansman » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:10 am

Can kitchen gardens combat climate change? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50436291
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Re: Kitchen gardens and climate change

Post by Arwen Thebard » Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:21 pm

When I first read that article I thought how would us "softies" in the developed West survive if already experienced small farmers cannot. Answer; we wouldn't. Not unless we all start learning small scale farming skills now and I dont see too much evidence of that happening at any real scale and without scale I cant see it helping combat climate change.

The last line in the article reads 'it can't happen here'. Well, it can." How very true. :(
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Re: Kitchen gardens and climate change

Post by Stonecarver » Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:40 pm

This year, Germany saw the first cases of West Nile virus, which is carried by mosquitoes.

That is what caught my eye ftom the article
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