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Vandana Shiva: Traditional Knowledge, Biodiversity and Sustainable Living

Vandana Shiva inaugurating Grandmothers University

By Bhavani Prakash Dr Vandana Shiva needs little introduction as a prominent environmental, social justice and anti-GM activist.  In 2010, she received the Sydney Peace Prize and was named by Guardian UK in March 2011 as one of the top 100 women in the world. In the following interview, she explains the work done at […]

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March 31st, 2011 | Posted in Activism,Biodiversity,Climate Change,Food,Gardening,Green Activism,Sustainable Agriculture,Sustainable Agriculture/GMO/Organic,Sustainable Growth/Development | Read More »

Organic Gardening: Importance of Balanced Soils

Organic Garden             Photo Courtesy: Flickr - Bukowsky 18

What are the basics of soil chemistry that we need to understand in order to become better organic gardeners? This article outlines the drawbacks of conventional farming, and introduces what living soils are all about – the biodiverse organisms that make them rich, the structure of soils, the nutrients in soils and the need to balance […]

June 14th, 2010 | Posted in Biodiversity,Gardening,Sustainable Agriculture/GMO/Organic | Read More »

Plant Blindness: What research says

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by Bhavani Prakash What does “plant blindness” mean? Why are urban people in particular, “plant blind?”  What can be done to get people and children to take notice of the plants around them?   Dr. James H. Wandersee from Louisiana State University was at the Singapore Botanic Gardens recently to give a talk about his decade-long pioneering research […]

June 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Biodiversity,Gardening,Green Education | Read More »

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