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A Secular Calendar for farming

A Secular Calendar for farming

Years ago we endeavoured to create a simplified calendar to help gardeners who are cursed with two left thumbs. Too often, new flower and veggie farmers are confined to the directions on the backs of seed packets suggesting planting months and spans of growth recommended for the best times to...

Anatomy of a Honeybee Frame

Anatomy of a Honeybee Frame

The first Instagram of a domestic hive is from some five eight thousand years ago. Cave art depicts a Mesolithic woman atop a ladder gathering honey from one of several active hives. Indeed, there are few societies on Earth as adept at thriving, growing and balancing sustenance as the mighty...

Sprout Pirates!

Sprout Pirates!

And another sprout garden. This time, the bed of sprouts is nearly an inch thick to ward off the drying phenomenon that plagued the first attempt. By all accounts, this should be so easy an astronaut can do it in space on behalf of nine year olds. Another major difference...

Food Shame

Food Shame

Take it easy with your leftovers or try smaller portions to avoid leftovers all together. Numbers indicate that 30% of all food produced in the United States never makes it to mouths. Genuine accidents like flooding, rodents, insects and less genuine causes like ‘ugly’ prevent a third of grains, fruits,...

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