[clug] Re: Exercise and pay the bills! (linux Digest, Vol 74, Issue 5, Messages 2&9)

Steven Hanley sjh at svana.org
Mon Feb 9 03:42:46 GMT 2009

On Mon, Feb 09, 2009 at 02:35:15PM +1100, Paul Wayper wrote:
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> Michael Still wrote:
> | So true. Note that the carbon output associated with one burger is
> | massive as well. You'd be better off eating a local vegetarian. I hear
> | that Steven Hanley is grain fed.
> True, but according to
> http://www.fga.net.au/www/251/1001127/displayarticle/conservation--1001224.html
> he's been declared out of season.  If I could harness him for energy
> production, though... :-)
> Apropos of the discussion of the energy in food vs the energy used in its
> production, I heard that the Macquarie Dictionary added the word "locovore" 
> to
> its catalogue this year, to define those who eat foods sourced locally.  So
> knowledge of the real energy costs in food production is spreading.  I'd
> generally argue that it takes a very specialised diet and a very dedicated
> dieter to be able to make the amount of energy you get from your food 
> greater
> than the amount used to transport it.  (You're never going to be able to get
> as much energy from the food as what it took to _grow_ it, so that point is 
> moot).
> Having fun off the topic,

There was an open garden mentioned in the paper over the weekend where the
family has something like 24 different fruit trees, 8 or 9 vegetable
producing garden beds and chickens in their yard all situated on their
suburban block in Turner or O'Connor. Combine that with shopping for the
remaining needs (by bike) at the north lyneham local produce shop and you
will be getting damn close I reckon.

	See You

... you can grow a huge amount of food in a normal yeard... admittedly I do
not put the effort in myself, but have seen it done pretty well by many

Steven Hanley sjh at svana.org http://svana.org/sjh/diary
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listening to the suits talk about their world
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