Vintage New Zealand Department of Conservation Posters

Those fabulous folks over at Retronaut have another kiwi gem hidden in their archives. The other day I pointed out their fine examples of NZ flora on vintage New Zealand tourism posters, and now I’ve found the delightful collection of Department of Conservation posters. Most I remember from classroom walls when I was just a little […]

Terrifically Useful Tuesday: Fungi will save the world, one hypha at a time

This post is part of Terrifically Useful Tuesday looking at the immense benefits plants have for people. See more in this series here. Paul Stamets: Mycelium Running For a truly mind-blowing experience you need to see this video. Hell, everyone needs to see it–you won’t look at the earth the same way again. Microscopic cells called mycelium—the fruit […]

Terrifically Useful Tuesday: Kigelia – Sausage Tree

Image credit: bsterling @ Flickr, CC licence This post is part of Terrifically Useful Tuesday looking at the immense benefits plants have for people. See more in this series here. One of the things I love about the internet is that you can set up systems to send you alerts for wonderful things. My french toast this morning was interrupted […]

Becoming New Fonterraland: GE, TPPA and BS

Holstein Freisian dairy cow – there’s 4.4 million of them in New Zealand. Image from Wikipedia. This is not a diatribe against cows, as previously stated I really do like the beasties. So news is out that National seek to allow the introduction of genetically engineered organisms into New Zealand. You know New Zealand–that previous […]