Truck Farms. Rather than growing vegetables on a farm then transporting them to customers, how about growing vegetables in a truck bed? It’s exactly what creative entrepreneurs are doing in New York City. It’s simple stuff. Holes are drilled in the truck bed, potting soil is installed and seeds are sown in the soil. The result is a mobile, dynamic vegetable garden that can be driven around town.
Biochar. Biochar is an ancient technology whose time has come again. An Alberta Agriculture subject of study, biochar is the carbon skeleton that remains after wood or straw is burned under low temperature. Low temperatures insure that the carbon skeleton of the wood remains. The promising use of biochar can permanently aid carbon sequestration. What effect can it have on cooling our environment?
Microgreens. Microgreens are simply vegetables harvested at the seedling stage. Vegetables like cabbage, radish, and corn are harvested about three weeks after sowing. Hey! There are no bugs, no disease nor contamination. Learn that intense flavours and can be grown in your own home. You’ll be the talk of your block.
Green Walls. We tend to think horizontal when it comes to gardens, but we need to think up as well as out. Living walls can be used in offices or homes and can be used for food or ornamental crops. They can be both aesthetically pleasing and functional. For retail businesses they are the future. This new way of gardening will revolutionize how to create inspired places to live and shop.
Biocontrols. Good bugs fight bad bugs in nature all of the time. Today, superstar predators are reared in labs to fight insect and disease pests that attack our crops. Learn about natural methods of ridding ourselves of predatory insects without using nefarious chemicals. Jim will show you how it’s done and how long-standing natural occurrences coupled with recent scientific advances can save time money and our environment.
Biodegradability. Biodegradable garden material is everywhere. How about pots made of corn, wheat, rice or coconut? Composts are easy to build and easy to use, and they deliver enormous advantages to even the apprentice gardener. Letting nature run its course brings us closer to sustainable living.
Most of all, through his presentation Cool Green Living, Jim delivers peace of mind. Environments that embrace nature are not only aesthetically pleasing, they offer a refuge to reflect, relax and reconnect. In fact, they inspire. Jim will present living examples of creative spaces and technological advances that generate therapeutic experiences and create new opportunities in horticulture and culinary delight.
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children." Jim will convincingly show audience members how to implement this Native American Proverb and help them realize the dream. We all have a role to play. Jim will help each of us find our place in his dynamic presentation Cool Green Living.