Looking Back May be the Best Way Forward

The horrific wildfires in Australia have highlighted the way climate change can affect our daily lives. As the impact of a rising thermometer becomes more and more obvious the need for workable solutions takes center stage. High tech and new ideas are often seen as the best answer.

But it might also be worth looking back. Low-tech approaches that have been practiced for thousands of years may point the way forward.

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Countertop Gardens


Growing your own food is one of life’s great pleasures—plus it’s good for you and for the environment. But in increasingly tight, urban homes, we don’t all have room for gardens. And hydroponic systems, as appealing as they may be, often appear to be a whole lot of hardware for only a bit of actual green. Some fresh arugula would be nice for dinner, but who wants giant plastic box taking up half their kitchen to get a few leaves?

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