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Old 99 Farm, week of Oct 21 2017


We had wonderful weather and a great turnout the cider-making day last saturday. I met lots of daughters Kelly and Kendra’s friends from Toronto. We made biochar for soil amendments from cleaned up tree prunings.

All the same good choices this week for vegetables and meats. The Liberty apples are stored in the rootcellar, but won’t likely last as well this year due to the warm weather. We have carrots, beets and lettuce, to add to the squash, tomatoes (including Beefsteak), garlic, cilantro, parsley, watermelon, chives, Russet potatoes, onions, kale, spinach and arugula. Fresh beef quarters available in two weeks, order your roasting chickens for December.

Reminder: Abrupt Climate Change talks coming up. Save a seat at eventbrite.ca
Friday Nov 3, 7pm, West Flamborough Presbyterian Church, 262 Middletown Rd, at Hwy 8.
McPherson is a professor emeritus and conservation biologist from U Arizona who early on collected peer reviewed data about causes, trends and consequences of human caused climate upset. He is controversial because he has named the ‘elephants in the room’, and challenged the politically correct optimism of most reporters and professional caution of most scientists.
McPherson unpacks why the unfounded optimism about the near term consequences of abrupt climate change is so dangerous. See how he arrives at a calculation of human extinction within a decade, certainly in this century.
Other scientists who look at the whole picture like Kevin Anderson, Thomas Goreau, James Hansen and Michael Mann have concluded that it may not be too late. They think there’s an outside chance that humans may possess the collective will and presence of mind to do what must be done, and to do it quickly, even if it means radically altering, even abolishing, industrial in favor of ecological civilisation. Is it likely humans will undertake the exhaustive efforts necessary to ensure our species will survive for another 1,000 years on Earth?

Be fully informed about climate change because only that way, with growing awareness, will the governments take action to reverse global warming due to carbon pollution. Are we too late? Maybe. Should we start trying to make a difference and do whatever it takes? Yes!

You can also hear Dr McPherson speak at McMaster to learn the facts about abrupt climate change and decide for yourself. Q&A open mike.
Psychology Building PC155
Tues. Nov. 7,10:30am

Healthy eating
Ian and Cami