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Climate Change: Your Questions Answered

Climate Change: Your Questions Answered

The Earth’s climate is ever-changing. We’ve already seen rising temperatures and new precipitation patterns arise over the years. But what is climate change? And how can you make a difference?

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Ask me (almost) anything, September 2023

Ask me (almost) anything, September 2023

What is an equinox, does it hold any value, and how has that value changed through time?
As this year’s Autumn equinox approaches (23 September 2023), we ask Mark about its importance and meaning.

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Food for Thought, September 2023

Food for Thought, September 2023

This article will not only give you a start-to-finish idea of something you can prepare for your working week, but also help you crack the concept of meal-prepping, so that you can adapt it to other recipes, to your time, and your food preferences.

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Ask me (almost) anything, August 2023

Ask me (almost) anything, August 2023

Our community member bought a fig tree from a local nursery in Germany, and wanted to understand how they can create the ideal circumstances for the tree to carry fruit and flourish.

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Tree planting & climate change

Tree planting & climate change

We are happy to announce that our Nigerian regional coordinator, Imam Maiyaki, is now one of our monthly Whispers of the Woods bloggers!
In his first article, Imam writes about the relationship between trees and climate change.

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Food for Thought, August 2023

Food for Thought, August 2023

Finding plant-based alternatives to a beef hamburger, for example, is not so hard. Today we’ll experiment with black beans, beetroot, mushrooms, and more.

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This Is Not a Tree

This Is Not a Tree

This poem was written by one of UBREM’s team members, Jennifer Nafziger, and it is called, This Is Not a Tree.

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Miss Bonnie in a Nutshell, July 2023

Miss Bonnie in a Nutshell, July 2023

People may garden for various reasons or purposes. I’ve enjoyed gardening for as long as I can remember, but only recently have I undergone a major shift in my gardening attitude, due to my new squirrel friend.

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Food for Thought, July 2023

Food for Thought, July 2023

To honor the beginning of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and acknowledge the heat waves felt by some of our community members, I decided to bring two different salad recipes today. They are both fresh, light, and fragrant, and very easy to put together.

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Mushrooms: The Internet of Trees

Mushrooms: The Internet of Trees

Patty Rangel tells us about the “Internet of Trees” – a vast network of underground fungi that connects trees and other plants in a similar way to how the Internet connects people.  

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Ask me (almost) anything, June 2023

Ask me (almost) anything, June 2023

On June 17, we celebrated World Day of Drought and Desertification. In celebration of this day, we asked Mark to please share his experience and knowledge on desertification and drought, and being in the desert. Mark tells us that he did do some work in Libya and the Middle East; Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Iraq.

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Food for Thought, June 2023

Food for Thought, June 2023

This recipe is a vegan-friendly staple in South African cuisine; a delicious stew combining African, European, and Indian-Malay characteristics.

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