Tag Archives: balance

Episode 242. Work Life Balance

This is The ChangeUnderground for the week ending 4th of January 2021.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

Decarbonise the Air, Recarbonise the Soil!

Prior to the Industrial Revolution, the phrase work/life balance would not have made sense. Life was, in some sense, work, particularly for the 98% of the Medieval population engaged in agriculture. In some ways we have been given a glimpse of this life during 2020. From the arbitrary lockdowns in places like India where day labourers were unable to return to their villages from the cities with many attempting to walk, spreading virus and/or dying along the way, to the work from home zoom generation. I mean no disrespect for the Indian decision. A billion people and a rampant novel virus is never a good combination and I suspect there’d be unintended consequences from any decision. Continue reading →

Episode 206. Two Different No-Dig Garden Systems

This is the World Organic News for the week ending 9th of  March 2020.

Jon Moore reporting!

Decarbonise the air, recarbonise the soil!

This week we’re delving into the worlds of lasagna and straw bales. 

Lasagna gardening is a variation on the No-Dig system described in the World Organic News No-Dig Gardening Book. It involves the standard steps of edging and laying down a barrier between the garden space and the soil/lawn below. So far so straightforward. Continue reading →