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Cocktails, Mocktails, and Garnishes from the Garden

Forthcoming: Recipes for Beautiful Beverages with a Botanical Twist (Unique Craft Cocktails)

By Katie Stryjewski
Yellow Pear Press
February 16, 2021

Step inside a bartender’s apothecary, forage for garnishes, and craft some of the most popular cocktails, mocktails, and beverages. This beautifully photographed compendium of craft cocktails includes examples of garnishes and interesting ingredients to give any drink a botanical twist.

The go-to reference for classic and modern cocktail recipes. Whether it’s adding a basil sprig or infusing gin with peaches; Cocktails, Mocktails and Garnishes from the Garden gives readers the ability to make classic cocktails and the confidence to craft innovative concoctions. Alongside recipes of some of the most popular cocktails come new-fangled libations, non-alcoholic equivalents, and instructions to create gorgeous garnishes.

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January 7, 2021   No Comments

Thailand: Rubbish Dump Turned Lush Urban Farm

The focus was on enabling vulnerable communities to produce their own nourishing food.

By Supawut Boonmahathanakorn
Good Men Project
International Institute for Environment and Development
January 4, 2021 (Must See. Mike)

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That’s when the idea of an urban farm for the poor began to take shape. In the past few years, community networks in cities around Thailand have been finding innovative ways to grow vegetables on leftover bits of land, either inside their communities and on vacant land borrowed from neighbours or the local government.

These community gardens have improved nutrition, lowered food expenses and built greater self-sufficiency among some of the country’s most vulnerable people. Since COVID-19, community gardens have become even more of a lifeline for the poor, and have been sprouting up across the country.

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Human energy can heal us and defeat climate change

These four modes also can curtail two major and related sources of greenhouse gas emissions: motorized transport and carbonized industrial agriculture: Walking, Bicycling, Active transit and Urban Agriculture

By Mark Cramer
Fakeville
Jan 3, 2020

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Urban agriculture works in synergy with pollution-free transportation, reducing the food supply distance from an obscene 400-mile average to some five miles, with many city farmers bicycling produce to the local farmers’ market.

Visionary municipalities, like Austin, Texas, offer grants and landscaping items to help you create your earthwise garden.

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January 7, 2021   No Comments