Thursday, 15 October 2009

Climate Change and Food Production...

Did you know that today is Blog Action Day, worldwide? One day a year, bloggers everywhere unite to address a certain topic and this year is: Climate Change.
Hmmmmmm, Climate Change...what would the Stokes–Monarch mind like to share about that I wonder...? Let's see…well, one thing that struck me deeply recently was the wonderful dad of the Dervaes 'Urban Homesteading' family over in Pasadena, CA speaking about food growing patterns in recent years.
In an interview, Jules Dervaes, who has been growing food all around his home for many years, noted that he always used to feel clear and confident about how to direct gardening newbies with growing their own foods. In the last few years however, things have changed so dramatically in his area with the climate and seasons that there is seemingly no longer any pattern to has all gone more than a little random...he said he has tried planting tomatoes out FIVE times in the last 12 months and none of the crops have yielded much harvest...
This really struck me, as it illustrated for me at a very simple, hands–on, practical level the result that climate change is having...and as someone who is very keen to learn more about growing food and to get my hands in the soil on our land down in Ecuador sometime in the next year, all being well, I am VERY interested to know how climate changes may be directly affecting food yields...
So, aside from eating raw (and hence potentially producing a lot less waste, plus a smaller footprint if you're eating lots of local, organic, wild foods), what ELSE might help curb Climate Change? HERE is a wonderful list of 10 solutions for Climate Change from Scientific American – ENJOY ;)
Here's to Mama Earth...WE LOVE YOU :)))

on October the 13th I loved:

1 quart water
3 cups goji juice blended with camu powder
3 cups greeeeeen juice: celery, cucumber, zucchini, endive, fennel, spinach, romaine, ginger, lemon
bowl of energy soup with flax crackers on the side, followed by some of the Goji Yum Balls and a mug of hazelnut tea – YUMMMMM ;)
3 cups water
1 quart water

Mmmmm, would you LOVE another opportunity to win my book 'Raw Emotions'? If so, you might enjoy hopping over to Nwenna Kai's blog HERE where you can read a recent interview I did with the lovely Ms. Kai AND get in on the opportunity to win a free copy of my book at the same time ;) The giveaway closes next Monday, the 19th – so get in there quick if you'd like to be onboard...


on October the 14th I was blissed with:

1 quart water
3 cups green juice: celery, cucumber, endive, romaine, spinach
bowl of energy soup with spiced pumpkin and sunflower seeds on the side, followed by a little 'yumpot' of lucuma/mesquite/maca/cinammon powders hand whipped up with a little almond butter, vanilla and water – YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ;)
mug of hazelnut tea
3 cups water
2 cups greeeeen juice: celery, cucumber, endive, romaine, spinach
2 Tbsp bee pollen
2 cups goji juice with Etherium products, Marine Phytoplanton, Merlin's Elixir
3 cups water

…and while we're on the subject of interviews and offers, be sure to tune in tonight to Mr. Monarch's LIVE call with Gabriel Cousens, M.D., for The Raw Food World Radio Show. The call is FREE, LIVE and starts at 7pm Pacific time, 10pm Eastern can sign up to participate HERE if you're not already onboard...they will be discussing spiritual aspects of nutrition, candida solutions, energy, meditation and much expect the usually special offers abounding ;) Remember, there is only room on the call for 1000 people, so get in there quick if you'd love to participate ;) We'll connect with you sooooooooooon...

All love and gratitude,
Angela. xxx

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