Monthly Archives: May 2016

Getting More From Morels

In mid-April I had to concede defeat in my attempt to grow morel mushrooms and turned my attention to procuring dried morels instead.  After a lot of price shopping I decided to try and while I waited for my … Continue reading

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22+ Reasons to Love Stone Barns Center

There are many more reasons to love the Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture than the 22 that inspired this post, so after you have finished reading here, click on over to their site and see what the + … Continue reading

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Time to break out your trowels and seed packs but don’t bother with the gloves, it’s the 12th Annual World Naked Gardening Day! Whether you see this day as an opportunity to celebrate noted, nude gardeners such as Adam and … Continue reading

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Seeing Red (And Green)

Today’s garden science lesson:  pill bugs can produce offspring up to 3 times per year and they like strawberries.  Not all of the strawberries, of course, just a pill bug sized sampling of each. I picked berries between the intermittent … Continue reading

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Let Them Eat Bread

Naturally leavened (ie. lacto-fermented) bread is believed to share a timeline with agriculture itself, dating back to the Neolithic age. Modern bread is an entirely different end product as a result of divergent ingredients, chemical reactions, processes and cooking methods.  … Continue reading

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