We are lucky today. The Earth Overshoot Day has come almost a week earlier this year compared to 2016. We have beaten our own record again, as the 2016 Earth Overshoot Day was on the 8th of August, and this year it’s today, on the 2nd. We are getting better at this. In case I’m being too fine with the irony, I’m going to tell you what the hell is the Earth Overshoot Day, why should we worry about it, and what’s more important, how to reduce our ecological footprint.
Al Fresco Posts
I apologize in advance, but I’m going to start this post with a bit of philosophy. Let’s see. I used to be skeptical about this International Day of stuff until I got to Twitter. In that parallel world, every international day sparks conversations and starts discussions (some of them more enlightening than others) about topics that wouldn’t be in focus otherwise. It’s obvious that the people that are truly engaged with the problematic will talk about it for more than one day a year, but the interesting bit about international days is their ability to include a larger part of population in the conversation. This is obviously very enriching.
Al Fresco is one year old already! Twelve months ago I was publishing my first post here, phew! I talked about how to tell if your potted plants need a repot. Today, it’s mandatory to write a reflection about this blog and my personal experience. Lots of things have changed since February 2016, and lots of things are going to change in Al Fresco! How? Let me tell you…
I love those huge Pinterest worthy kitchens with vertical gardens and windowsills brimming with herbs and spices. So lush it’s almost sexy. I can even smell it. I can even smell those homemade pizzas and Milanese chickens. Today, I am telling you everything you need to know to start growing a few herbs in your kitchen. Plus, I recommend the easiest and most useful species.
Happy New Year! Don’t you get a bit sad when Christmas time comes to an end? I do! Eating those last sweets in January, storing boxes full of decorations, seeing your poinsettias lose their leaves like crazy… While we can’t make Christmas last longer or buy Christmas sweets all year round, we might be able to keep our poinsettias alive until next December. Seems impossible? Well, it isn’t!