Thanks to George Stafford for compiling this list of articles illustrating inexpensive, ecologically sound solutions for flood prevention.
How flood blackspot Pickering in Yorkshire, built 167 leaky dams to slow water down and their success in staying dry this year. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-flooding-how-a-yorkshire-flood-blackspot-worked-with-nature-to-stay-dry
– This blog post was originally posted on www.greenjamjar.com –
Have you ever stared at a plastic-wrapped chicken in your local supermarket wondering what exactly “farm-fresh” means? Two words, selected to conjure up images of a healthy, outdoor environment. They may even be accompanied by a charming illustration of rural idyll. Together they imply traditional farming methods and salt-of-the-earth values of a farmer concerned for the welfare of his livestock and the quality of his produce. That may very well be the case, but placing “farm fresh” on the label does not guarantee that its contents ever had access to the great outdoors or even a particularly pleasant existence.