Redefining Roundup

Roundup. The infamous herbicide used in agriculture, spreading weed-killing glyphosate on soils worldwide. Owned by Monsanto, which also happens to be the company that produces genetically modified seeds which are tolerant to the chemicals in Roundup. Thus, everything is modified. At first glance it might not seem so harmful: using a molecule to get rid of persistent weeds – no back bending, no fiddling around … Continue reading Redefining Roundup

What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a word that’s used a lot in the field of working with the land. When we first started using workaway, we’d see a lot of projects using the tag ‘permaculture’, and as it was alongside such labels as ‘self-sufficiency’, ‘eco-living’ and ‘community’, our interests were piqued and we decided to learn more. Who is Permaculture for? Anyone working with the land. In a … Continue reading What is Permaculture?