Hi All, I hope you and yours are all well. I have some good news and some sad news I would like to share with you. First the good news. I've been nominated by someone to receive a Life Changers Award for Best Development and Initiative Award, which is held in England on Friday 3rd of December 2010 at the Hilton London Docklands, Riverside Hotel, 265 Rotherhithe Street, London SE16, starting by 6pm.
I'm requested to forward a 30-60 second video or power point presentation of my profile/humanitarian involvement as this will be broadcast or read in the full glare of the invited guests.
Now for the sad news, I won't be going even though it's " Recognising our Hidden Heroes" Why, because a friend of mine did phone them on my behalf to find out whether is was a scam or not, they did not ring him back nor have they contacted me either to say it's not, anyway my reward is seeing people who do use my idea and try to help spread the word to other people who may be interested in the 3Rs of waste too.
Now for some good news. My friend Job in the USA at www.technologyforthepoor.com
has just sent to me some more photos of the way he is growing things in his waste plastic containers, which I'm going to try and add to the others on my website for you to look at, to prove our systems really do both work in the simplest of ways, and they are also made for next to nothing to help feed people, using little water to grow something. This is what Job told me. There gardening season has come to an end with the first frost setting in last week. All in all they had a good harvest. From there church garden they harvested nearly 1,600 lbs of vegetables, and he set up a vertical garden in his back yard using 1 gal jugs as well as 1 liter plastic bottles. sending me a few photos to view. He also used two wooden pallets to make an "A" frame with seven shelves which can hold 21 - 5 GAL containers. He estimates his vertical garden can produce 4 - 5 times than that of a in ground garden occupying the same space.
(ME) I think with my trellis system also being used we have proved you can grow a lot of things using less space, less tools, less hard work digging, less weeding, less cost, less time on maintenance, less waste going to landfill sites. Plus I've just signed up to join the Children's Food Campaign at www.childrensfoodcampaign.org.uk
is trying get every school to grow things, which I think is a very good idea to support, plus I'm going to the Age Concern Greenwich launch of our Men in Sheds project at the Progress Hall, Admiral Seymour Road, Eltham, London,SE9 1SL on Friday the 19-11-2010 to see the Shed officially opened by Mr Tommy Walsh, the television DIY expert of "Ground Force" fame. So I will see the shed, meet members, find out more about the project, and an opportunity to network my ideas.
Plus we have all been told by our Daughter-in-law that our youngest grandson who's still filming with Mr Ewan McGregor is going well, and they hope to be home before Chistmas, and to see the New Year 2011 in with us.
If you have used my 3Rs plastic container gardening water recycling system idea to grow things, and you have taken some photos, then please feel free to send a copy of them to me and I will try and add them to my website just like my friend Jobs has done at , firstname.lastname@example.org
in the USA . Thank you.
May you and yours and what you grow live long and happy. John JRP (recycling) www.recycling.moonfruit.com