What is The Dissatis Faction?

Welcome readers. This is an exciting time for us; we’re christening The Dissatis Faction with its very first post. What better way to start than to tell you a little bit about ourselves? The …

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The Age of The Gardener

I know I haven’t posted for a while, for the last few months I have relocated and changed jobs so I’ve had to put my site on the bench for a while … but now I’m back!

As usual, I’ve been reading a lot of material on urban gardening projects and there’s one in particular I’d like to share in this post to show how much a little bit of gardening can help the planet. An American organisation called urban farming started as just a few gardens growing food to help out those who couldn’t afford food for themselves. Now the organisation is growing food in areas of baron land across the world to help end world hunger.

The most important resource on earth is food and water. When you garden, you grow food and purify water – you’re growing the worlds most important resources for free! I encourage everyone to teach their kids at least a little bit about gardening and encourage them to get involved, it’s a skill that will remain important for EVER!

If you’re looking for a great gardening tools kit either for yourself or as a gift to another avid gardener. I bought mine from here and it’s perfect!

Do you know about ecosystem services?

Processes carried out by nature are not only crucial for the survival of life on earth, they’re also worth billions of dollars. If you want to read up on ecosystem services a concise and informative paper called “Ecosystem services in urban areas” by Bolund and Hunhammar 1999 is a great place to start.


Make your garden a safe home for wildlife this Christmas!

Gardening isn’t just for Summer, birds and animals are looking for food and shelter all year round. Here’s some advice on how to make sure your garden is supporting wildlife to the fullest extent – http://www.rspb.org.uk/makeahomeforwildlife/advice/gardening/wildlife-friendly_garden.aspx

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