In the meantime, the Mullumyard has had a new garage/shed installed. The Vegetable Garden has been rehabilitated. It is being pressed into service to produce three meals a week, part of my attempt to save 1 tonne of carbon dioxide, toward my pledge for the 1 Million Women climate change organisation.
That's the big change in me this summer - the awareness that it is no longer enough to merely appreciate what we have. We are all in charge, in the words of Paul Gilding. And so we all need to work towards the solutions.
The effects of climate change are only one part of the danger to humanity. The loss of biodiversity, such as this amazing freshwater crayfish,
|Powerful Spiny Crayfish, a type of Yabbie in Australian, photo by J Lindsay|
taken in Durrumbul, in a Clear and Present Dangerthe local catchment
and us humans living beyond the means of the planet are three things I can begin to do something about, however little.
Planting trees under the auspices of our local Landcare organisation will help local biodiversity; growing my own vegetables will help sustainability, and will save CO2 from going into the air.