Reading Time: 3 minutes “The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food” delves into the world of heirloom seeds and the critical role they play in ensuring food security and biodiversity.
Author Janisse Ray brings readers along a thought-provoking journey through her personal experiences with seed saving and introduces us to a network of passionate gardeners, farmers, and activists who dedicate themselves to preserving rare and endangered crop varieties. She sheds light on the challenges faced by industrial agriculture and emphasizes the need for grassroots efforts to protect our food heritage.
A winner of the American Horticultural Society Book award and is a prestigious Nautilus Book Awards, The Seed Underground is a compelling call to action for everyone, urging us to reconnect with our food sources and support the movement towards seed sovereignty.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Adam Alexander is a Welsh gardener and award-winning film & television producer who brings us along his journey to collect and preserve rare and endangered heritage and heirloom vegetables.
Alexander’s passion is in engendering a feeling of connectedness to the land. He achieves this by reintroducing people to their own food culture & heritage and provides encouragement to eat more locally-produced food.
The Seed Detective is a story of “globalization, political intrigue, colonization and serendipity – describing how these vegetables and their travels have become embedded in our food cultures.”
Reading Time: 4 minutes In this post we share information around the USDA Plant Hardiness Zones. This information gives gardeners a way to check whether a plant will thrive and/or survive without damage in their particular area.
Reading Time: 2 minutes In this post we share key learnings from In this post we share key learnings from Joy Larkcom’s “Creative Vegetable Gardening”, a book that provides valuable insights, inspiration, and practical advice for creating a beautiful and productive kitchen garden or potager.
Reading Time: 3 minutes In this post we share photos from Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin, Texas, United States of America.
Zilker Botanical Garden is a delightful space across 26 acres in the heart of Austin. The garden is a paradise for nature enthusiasts. Three areas of the garden are particularly interesting: the Heritage Live Oaks, The Hartman Prehistoric Garden (featuring a variety of vegetation that existed during the time when dinosaurs roamed), and the Isamu Taniguchi Japanese Garden (which offers winding pathways and a place of tranquility).
Reading Time: 2 minutes In this post we share photos from Grand Hyatt, Nashville, Tennessee. Situated between The Gulch, downtown and the base of Broadway Street (honkey tonk galore!), Grand Hyatt Nashville offers a combination of luxury, convenience, and entertainment that makes it a compelling choice for visitors.
Reading Time: < 1 minute This is a recommended itinerary for a first time visit to Vancouver & Whistler, British Columbia for someone interested in natural scapes.
The trips begins in Vancouver, a city that offers a harmonious blend of urban sophistication and breathtaking natural surrounds. After a few days visitors head north to Whistler, a special destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. From towering mountains to pristine lakes and dense forests, the natural beauty of the area is truly awe-inspiring.
Reading Time: 2 minutes In this post we share the items inside our two year old’s busy bag for a four-hour flight. This kit was sourced from The Dollar Store and cost $11 (does not include the price of the stuffed animal).
Reading Time: 3 minutes In this post we share two itineraries for first time visitors to see Northern California in all its splendor. Both itineraries begin in San Francisco, with a focus on the natural spaces.
The first itinerary emphasizes California’s natural beauty through a visit to Yosemite National Park (granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves and biological diversity), and ends on the coastline in Carmel & Monterey (pristine white beaches, rugged cliffs, and enchanting cypress trees).
The second itinerary swaps a visit to Yosemite with time in California’s wine country to highlight Sonoma and Napa Valley’s viticulture. Rolling hills surround 650+ picturesque vineyards who are ready to welcome visitors for tastings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, and fine dining at the 150+ Michelin-starred restaurants.
Reading Time: 5 minutes In this post we share photos from Park Hyatt Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
The Park Hyatt Zurich Switzerland offers an unparalleled experience for visitors looking for luxury and sophistication. Nestled in the heart of Zurich and just two blocks from the lake with its scenic promenade, lined with charming cafes and restaurants, visitors can relax and soak in the stunning views from the hotel or lakeside.
From the moment guests step into the lobby, they are greeted with warm hospitality and impeccable service. The hotel’s spacious and beautifully designed rooms and suites provide a tranquil haven, ensuring a restful stay. With a world-class spa, fitness center, and an array of dining options, guests can indulge in ultimate relaxation and culinary delights.
Whether you are seeking a romantic getaway or a memorable corporate event, the Park Hyatt Zurich Switzerland promises an unforgettable stay.