Permaculture is growing in popularity amid concerns about food security | Leaf Probably

Permaculture is growing in popularity amid concerns about food security

Visit April Sampson-Kelly and you’ll immediately get a sense of wildness – the place feels almost enchanted. Huge trees grow in the front yard and a huge bamboo towers into the sky, in between there are small fig, linden and carob trees, as well as coffee and ginger. Further away you can hear the clucking … Read more

Cuban artist defends recycling to protect the environment | Leaf Probably

Cuban artist defends recycling to protect the environment

Marnia Briones at La Feria Verde (Eco-Festival), along with other projects, ventures and companies celebrating World Environment Day in Havana. Photo: Taken from Facebook Marnia Briones creates unique works of art, uses waste responsibly, does not contribute to climate change and respects the environment. From IPS / Cuba HAVANA TIMES – It was first scarcity … Read more

Our secret climate savior: why seaweed is so important… | Leaf Probably

Our secret climate savior: why seaweed is so important...

What is seaweed? Seagrasses grow in coastal environments and are the only flowering plants that can live in seawater. That means they pollinate while submerged in water. Seagrasses resemble terrestrial grass – hence the name. It is estimated that sea grasses first evolved when dinosaurs were still roaming planet Earth over 100 million years ago. … Read more

As climate change threatens rising urban costs, is bionics the way forward? | Leaf Probably

As climate change threatens rising urban costs, is bionics the way forward?

Concept representing new opportunities for the development of sustainable construction technologies and … [+] Green living in the form of a house-shaped pond in a lush forest. 3D rendering. getty It is well known that the majority of the world’s population will live in urban environments in the coming decades. While extreme weather causes floods, … Read more

UK hedge rescue plan begins | Leaf Probably

UK hedge rescue plan begins

Let’s talk hedges. The Tree Council’s new Talk to the Hedge program has been awarded a £500,000 grant from the Trees Call to Action Fund. The £6million grant, led by DEFRA, the Forestry Commission and the National Lottery Heritage Fund, supports projects that protect trees, promote forestry skills and connect communities to nature. Hedgerows are … Read more

Scotland’s tree planting: farmers hold the key | Leaf Probably

Scotland's tree planting: farmers hold the key

In early June an exhibition on ‘The Transition to Agroecology in Scotland’ was held in Holyrood, hosted by the Soil Association. The aim was to show how a transition to agroecological practices could secure Scotland’s position as a world leader in sustainable agriculture. The secret? Nature-friendly farming combined with a farmer-led revolution in tree planting. … Read more