Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

Archive for September, 2011

Consumerism vs. Stewardship

Monday, 26 September, 2011

For the next few weeks, I’ll be guest posting at Times and Seasons. In my first post, I use Max Weber and the Book of Mormon to condemn American society, not LDS doctrine and culture for our environmental failings. Go check it out.   -Rachel


Saturday, 17 September, 2011

It’s high tomato season here at my garden. We’ve been eating tomato sandwiches, pasta with freshly made sauce, and spanish (brown) rice with tomatoes and onions from the garden. The kids eat the cherry tomatoes by the quart. Every week I make fresh salsa and pico de gallo. As much as we try to keep…

Recycled Bottles Light Up the Philippines

Wednesday, 14 September, 2011

Check out this inspiring 2-minute video about how recycled bottles can reduce electricity bills for the people living in the Philippines. It will simply astound you: Isn’t it amazing what a little human ingenuity can do? Brazilian engineer Alfredo Moser is credited with inventing these solar light bulbs. In 2002, Brazil was having an energy…

A Most Delicious Commandment

Friday, 9 September, 2011

“And again, verily I say unto you, all wholesome herbs God hath ordained for the constitution, nature, and use of man—  Every herb in the season thereof, and every fruit in the season thereof; all these to be used with prudence and thanksgiving.” Doctrine and Covenants 89:10-11 Lately peaches seem to be “in the season…

How to compost

Friday, 9 September, 2011

My last post ended with a bit of a teaser – that I would be giving away the secret to making your own free miracle fertiliser/soil amendment!  I hope I shall not disappoint. I’ll try to keep this post entirely centred around theory, with a follow-up on specific techniques and technologies. The science behind composting…