Well, you learn something new every day. Today I went to a demonstration of a rocket stove which has been designed for "non-developed or less-developed nations in Africa, Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East" according to the not-for-profit company that retails them. The site explains, the "original Rocket Stove was developed by Dr. Larry Winiarski and Aprovecho Research Center to address life-threatening cook fire smoke produced by the half of humanity that cooks by open fire to stay alive. This is a critical and global issue, exacerbated by a scarcity of fuel, increasing deforestation and pollution."
Anyway the one I saw this evening was built entirely out of recycled materials and costs nothing to make and nothing to run. It uses a few strips of cardboard and a handful of twigs for fuel, enough to boil a billy and toast all the slices from a loaf of bread.
We have been so fortunate with the local climate here this spring. As much rain as anyone would want and some warmth but not too much. And this is the result - one very happy rose. Are you noticing the effects on gardens with changes in climate in your area? Leave a comment to let us know.