I keep trying to imagine a future time when all human beings would be responsible for their basic food necessities just as they are responsible for their own bodily cleanliness and cooking meals.
This year I learned how to use a European scythe for mowing and trimming.
When I’m out weeding, I’m foraging as well.
The amount of carbon we can burn and still have a safe climate is zero. One Australian calls it Code Red, time for emergency action. Plus new science on why New York City will flood again and again. Guests David Spratt and Dr. Stefan Talke, plus special on gardening in extreme heat with Marjory Wildcraft.
Farming and gardening have a beneficial effect on society beyond providing food. They make staying at home a pleasure. They could become an effective treatment for travelholism, the affliction that affects people who can’t stop travelling.
If you have a long enough season, consider growing peanuts. Here’s how I grew, dried, and roasted last year’s crop.
The dialogue I’m conducting with my garden includes these questions that I’m asking the crops to answer for me.
2013 saw a lot of successful gardening and foraging projects, and none were quite as fun to participate in as the apple harvest has been.
Honeybees are not the only ones in trouble–bumblebees are too.
The first results of this year’s scientific dialogue with my garden are in and are shared herein.
How I’m using the scientific method to learn how to grow the most food possible in my backyard, and how other people can do so as well.
…most of us living in wealthy nations know, somewhere deep-down, that if something bad happens to us that there’ll be something and/or someone to take care of us…