Gardening, while kind of intimidating (especially for those who did not grow up with green thumbs), is actually friendlier than you think once you get the hang of it. It proves to be beneficial not only … more
BaronSamedi3 posted a Quick Tip about Gardening.
September 09, 2012
Plants create oxygen, so gardening is always a good thing. There are strategies and challenges to it too. It isn't just planting the seed into the soil, watering it sometimes, and letting nature take … more
I have a greater empathy and awareness of how animals are treated. I can appreciate how my food is produced. I can say this honestly after reading The Accidental Farmers. Grain contains dung that cows … more
Formerly of Chez Panisse, food writer Fletcher builds her cookbook around the CSA - community sustainable agriculture - model, in which locals buy shares in a farm, providing income to the farmer and … more
I am reading this right now, and am so inspired by the endeavors of her family! This book includes scholarly essays and stories about manufactured and local food, making you think about how your values … more
It might just be a matter of thinking about red cars and so suddenly seeing red cars everywhere one looks, but it seems to me that once I started researching organic foods for an article I am writing, … more
Shayne posted a Quick Tip about Gardening.
October 23, 2009
So far no field tomatoes from Quebec have showed up in Montreal stores or at the Jean Talon Market. Usually it’s August before the crop comes in, and this year it may be even later because of the … more
The less you know about the food you eat, the more urgent your need to read this book. Organized around Kingsolver's family decision to eat-local for a year, the tale she tells is much larger--encompassing … more
My favorite thing about gardening is the growth process. That and the layouts, colors and shapes that my garden ends up taking. Although I have always loved gardening and flowers, gardening took on a … more
Kingsolver puts together in words what we know to be true in our minds, but we don't address it as a society: our absurd misuse of our resources. I suppose I'm not much of an economist, but it seems like … more
It is possible to live off the land. The Kingsolver family are proof of that. They grew their own food for a year on a farm in Virginia's Applachian mountains. It only cost 50 cents a meal to feed the … more