Coiled Hose Or Regular Garden Hose?

For anyone who likes to spend time outside gardening or landscaping a water hose is a very important tool. Without a sophisticated sprinkler system a water hose is necessary to keep flowers, vegetable plants and herbs thriving throughout the summer. A traditional style garden hose is perfectly fine for some, but others prefer some of the features found on coiled […]

Growing Herbs in Your Square Foot Garden – Basil

Growing herbs, especially basil, in your square foot garden is an excellent way to have a kitchen garden right outside your back door. Herbs mixed with fresh vegetables like peppers, tomatoes, carrots, radishes, leeks, and beets is easy to do with Mel Bartholomew’s method of square foot gardening. If you haven’t picked-up a copy of Mel’s book entitled All New […]

Planning a Garden Layout – 9 Steps to Success

Planning your garden layout is no small task and can be quite daunting even for a long time gardener. The ability to visualize color schemes and layouts will come in handy when planning. It does not matter what kind of garden you are planning. It can be a flower garden or rock garden, herb garden or vegetable garden; they are […]

"Goddess Remembered" – A Film Reflection

“Goddess Remembered,” Part of the Series, “Women in Spirituality” © 1989, National Film Board of Canada Produced by: Margaret Pettigrew Directed by: Donna Read Distributed by: Wellspring Media, Inc. Wow, those hairstyles and puffy sleeves! The 80’s – gotta love ’em. Look at the difference 20 years makes in social customs. Now, think what 2,000 years can mean, and 20,000 […]

The Future of Natural Beekeeping

What is ‘natural beekeeping’? The question should rather be, ‘is any beekeeping natural?’ and the answer must be that, in nature, only bees keep bees. As humans, our interest in them has been primarily selfish: we saw them as the source of a uniquely delicious, sweet substance and paid little heed to their pervasive presence in the natural world, where, […]

Restoring the Balance in Beekeeping

Honeybees cannot be domesticated in the sense that cows or pigs or sheep have been. They are essentially unchanged by man, despite many attempts to breed them to suit our needs. Their unique mating behaviour and reproductive cycle ensure that diversity and adaptability will continue to be the dominant themes in their evolution. As I see it, our main job […]

Dubreuil – A Remote Village of Mauritius

It is a small village situated at about 20 minutes by car from the nearest town almost in the centre of Mauritius. With a population of 2, 733 inhabitants, it is embedded in an utterly rustic environment. In fact, the locality is surrounded by forests and green vegetation. On reaching the destination the visitor’s eyes are focussed on the old-fashioned […]

How to Journal – Where to Begin

The keeping of a personal journal has been a pursuit of human society for many hundreds of years. In times past men and women of learning, studiously kept a record of their days, their achievements and their dreams. We owe a great debt of gratitude to each one of them as we have gleaned much insight into the lives of […]