By Heidi Lewis Why is it that in spring we have that hankering to get our hands in the dirt? That urge to plan and to plant; to go to the nursery and load up our wagons with little pots of promise for a great summer garden. It must be some ancient gene or a [...]
By Judith Redmond of Full Belly Farm, courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop Each season on the farm has its own tempo. The harvest overwhelms everyone’s attention for most of the year. The lambing season in February is another high point. Paperwork and regulatory reports flood through the door at year’s end. Animal chores are [...]
The seed packet instructions say, “Store in a cool dry place.” How about the North Pole? The Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway’s Arctic Svalbard archipelago is one of the world’s largest depositories of our planet’s genetic plant record in the form of seeds. There copies of seeds from other seeds banks around the globe [...]
CENTRAL International Tree Climbing Championship July 24-25 Lisle, IL Going to Seed: BioRegional Conference Aug 19-21 Branson, MO Pitchfork Music Festival July 16-18 Chicago, IL EAST Kids Climb It – Open House ACAC July 14-16 West Chester, PA Brooklyn Kitchen: Making Natural Soda July 19 Brooklyn, NY 3rd Ward Open Call July 28 Brooklyn, NY [...]
EAST Natural Ornaments “Critter” Sale Dec 5 & 6 Chadds Ford, PA Kamishibai (Paper Dramas) Workshop Dec 6 Washington, DC Sustainable MTA Uses of Groundwater Dec 9 New York, NY CENTRAL Winter Farmer’s Market Dec 6 & 20 Chicago, IL Holiday Crafts from the Farm for Kids Dec 12 Caledonia, IL Evanston Food Policy Council [...]
“Hail noble fruit” Homer sang. But did he know that modern scientists have put grapes on the Big Fruit Throne for its Polyphenols. Scientists at Cornell have rated fruits and veggies for their bioactivity index and the skin and seeds of the scarlet grape RULE!
After a balmy weekend of 90-degree temperature in parts of the Bay Area it seems incongruous to think about frost. But that is what some of our California farmers are still worried about. With the variety of microclimates we have in California there were some counties, such as Sonoma, Napa, and Monterey, that got touched [...]