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I helped out at home with our garden which was under some plants, It now has peaches, grapes and strawberries.Although I don't eat fruit it still looks delicious
Added by Taine kelly on May 17, 2012 at 10:27pm — No Comments
Im trying a new system where you barter for what u want an so you can appy for money.
Added by Tom Burns on May 16, 2012 at 9:01pm — No Comments
My idea to increase food security in Germany is that children farming her own food and then they cooking self. They learn many things about their food and know, it is a product of nature. If they spend a lot of time in farming, they learn to respect the nature. Food is then not a stuff from the supermarket, but the result of hard work. After that they know, where a chicken or a pig comes from. Know about food leads to healthier diet and increase food security.…Continue
Added by Timo Vrunwik on May 9, 2012 at 1:41pm — No Comments
My flat share created their own homegarden in the backyard of our house. We planted tomatos and potatoes.
Time will tell if these plants will survive :D.
The sad thing is you need much more space then a homegarden to live from your homegrown food.
Our homegarden should create enough food for 2-3 meals its not that much...
Added by Benjamin S. on May 8, 2012 at 9:27am — No Comments
In my mind the idea of building a garden by planting trees and other vegetables is good, but building a greenhouse i think is such a little bit better, because in winter there would be the problem that it would be too cold for the things we planted. So why not just build in every garden a greenhouse to plant own vegetables the wh*** year. And the agricultural surplus could be given to organizations which give them to the poor people.
Added by Marcel Ulrich on May 7, 2012 at 4:19pm — No Comments
I always prefer the food from local farmers. For an example I only buy my potatoes from farmers of my region. Also I plant some vegetables for my self, but I live in a flat and don' have much space for this, so this year it will be some tomatos and cuc**bers.Continue
Added by Malte Ziemann on May 7, 2012 at 2:51pm — No Comments
watchin' my strawberrys getting mellow ..
I will share my earnings. promised…Continue
Referring to my blog post LEARN2 I was wondering if the "Studentenwerk Braunschweig" or the Students' Union Executive Committee (AStA) have any project for the food security for students in Braunschweig.
I talked to the Studentenwerk and members of the AStA and find out that they don't have a special project. Sure, they have financial support witch also helps a lot.
To check if there is any possibility to do something more I asked the AStA for an appointment. Maybe it is possible…
One of the today's biggest crimes and one reason for sustained starvation in many parts of the world is the speculation with food. Modern speculators, huge investment banks and small credit banks as well, are buying so called future contracts on a grand scale. That means they are buying goods paying current prices which have not to be delivered until a certain date in the future and they seek to sell the goods more expensive at a higher future price.
Once the future price for these…
I plant my own herbs on my balcony for example chives, parsly, rosemary, thyme but also tomatoes. Admittedly, it is not really an increase of food security of a person near me, but living in the city without garden makes it very difficult to grow plants. Because of this, i like the idea from Stefan to establish some community gardens where a lot of people who don't have a garden can grow there own food.
"Urban Farming" is also a chance for people with different cultural background and…
Added by Sarah Lehneke on May 6, 2012 at 9:54pm — No Comments
Germany’s problem regarding food is not that we don’t have enough, but that we have too much. Incredible amounts of food get thrown in the dustbin. If there was just a good system of sharing food, we could use food much more efficient. Also, it can save you money. If you buy products in big amounts it is usually cheaper than if you buy only one thing of something. So you could buy the big pack and then share with others. In this case, everyone profits. We all know the problem that sometimes…Continue
Added by Natalie Pruemmer on May 6, 2012 at 11:47am — No Comments
I would show the local community how to grow lettuces et cetera, and ask them if they could spread that knowledge, if they did then more and more people would find out and eventually a person being affected by the crisis would hear, then they could grow some some food for themselves. Donating to the Red cross/ Salvation army/ City mission is also a great way to help
Added by Peter Whittington on May 6, 2012 at 5:53am — No Comments
I come from China and currently study in Brunswick, so I don’t have a local garden to cultivate. Recently after my arrival in Germany I realized there are significant differences in agriculture between both countries.
Although China is a big country, every single fertile land is used to plant vegetables in order to solve the lack of food for the 1.3 billion people.
In contrast, Germany owns a lot of fertile land staying unused because of the expensive labor. So a high percentage…Continue
Added by Meirun Li on May 5, 2012 at 10:36am — No Comments
I think that it is difficult and kind of boring to increase the food security on your own. I would lack motivation to keep up with my work, especially knowing that I can buy food from a supermarket at anytime. This is why I'm planning on starting my own gardening club. I'll invite friends to join in order to set up and work on the garden together. We will plant our own fruit trees and vegetables. Once a year we will hold a "banquet" (probably a stand on a marketplace) with food from our…Continue
The idea of helping a neighbor with a garden is very good for the summertime. However, it does not solve the problem that even in winter there are sufficient food. The establishment of an organization that collects food and distributed three times a day to the needy from the neighborhood is worth for the winter time. Especially at Christmas, the people are warm and loving to other people. Therefore, I think that in the period in which no fruits or vegetables in the garden grows, people will…Continue
Added by Eugenia Hein on May 3, 2012 at 8:10pm — No Comments
I donated my time to my grandmother and my neighbor and helped them both start up their gardens at home. My neighbor has been doing her garden for years so i provided more assistance than knowledge. My grandmothers garden had been neglected for a while so now that it's nice out we went out over the long weekend that just past and put down various flowers and vegetables. Hopefully by the time i go home next i'll notice some progress.
Added by Regan Wagteveld on April 30, 2012 at 11:34pm — No Comments
THere is not much food crissis around my area altho I Give food to the city misson and sevation army every year to help the starving
Added by Angus Moot on April 29, 2012 at 10:29pm — No Comments
As I stated in my LEARN2 post, there is much land open in New Territories (a large area in Hong Kong). The project I have designed in called "New Territories Agriculture Gardens".
Explanation of project:
The government should take the empty land in New Territories, and transform the land into an agriculture friendly area. Where would the money come from? Many projects already exist in Hong Kong that are working to reclaim land (create land where water is currently located). If…Continue
Added by Maggie DeLessio on April 29, 2012 at 8:20am — No Comments
I helped out by helping my friend Cameron to setup a vegetable garden so that he can keep having vegetable and not spending heaps of money on veges.
Added by Sam Eastwick on April 26, 2012 at 9:48pm — No Comments
I do donate food to the Red Cross each year along with the Salvation Army in hope to change someone's meals for a day.