Botanical institutions announce plans to create first online World Flora

(ST. LOUIS): The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew), the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) and the Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG), have announced plans to develop the World Flora—the first modern, online catalog of the world’s plants—to be made available by the year 2020. This massive undertaking will include […]

Permaculture – a renaissance

Much of the language has changed but not the principles.  If one was to devote and indeed preserve an environment through permaculture — a framework for a sustainable agricultural system, devised by Aussies, Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, you would discover a simple rule, harmony with nature.  Modern term, sustainability. It all sounded so posh […]