Archive for August, 2011

Enjoy the harvest

Even nowadays living in the north requires management of winter with little sunlight. After the long days of summer, the second phase in our recharging process begins in September – it is time to eat locally-produced fruits and vegetables. In the supermarket the seasons are invisible – everything is in season somewhere on the globe and available! To make your seasonal choices environmentally friendly they must follow the local/regional season. In times past the early fall meant harvesting from the spring and summer efforts in the fields and gardens, accompanied by processing for storage and commerce at the farmer’s markets. Encouragingly, the farmers markets are back in town – reminding us of how nature sets the rules for when good food is available.

Farmers markets in Sweden.

Säsongsbloggen by Hemköp (in Swedish)

Säsongsguiden (in Swedish)

Get inspired in Nordic Wellbeing own food court!

Romanesco at Bergianska garden, Stockholm.

 

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“Bee Urban”

What a great initiative! Aiming to spread awareness, knowledge about pollination and bees, and their impact globally and locally, Bee Urban offers sponsorship of beehives to companies and organisations in the urban environment in Stockholm. Pollination by bees and other organisms is essential for our food production and is an ecosystem service in decline. In China and the US, among others, this is a service that increasing numbers of farmers have to pay for. To enhance our ability to produce food locally, even in the cities, this project is a great way of making bee-keeping every man’s business.

I want to know more about Bee Urban!
UNEP about polllination (pdf)


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