Food Connects Launches Program to Address Food Waste in Schools [BRATTLEBORO, VT] Thanks to a two-year $55,550 grant from the Claneil Foundation, Food Connects will increase support to child nutrition professionals, and their school partners, to reduce food waste and increase food access. In a single year, K–12 schools in the US throw out […]
This is a Red Wiggler (E. fetida) worm depositing a cocoon. Red Wigglers have yellow tails. All photos courtesy Ben Goldberg
In our quest to live more sustainably, composting with worms (vermi-composting) is one thing we can easily do that supports our efforts in a number of ways. This article will touch […]
Red oak leaves. Photos courtesy of David Fried.
There is something about red. The color. You don’t see it out in nature much in winter or spring. Sometimes you may catch a glimpse of the red berries of highbush cranberry or winterberry or the stems of red osier […]
Application at a local farm. images courtesy of Rich Earth Institute.
The Rich Earth Institute is reclaiming urine as a precious resource. From their base in Brattleboro, Vermont, they have developed a novel approach to pee, diverting it out of the waste stream and returning it to the environment as fertilizer. Through […]
A rose grows in the rocks. Image: Navah Fried.
What gives plants the strength to grow through so many obstacles? What gives people the strength to go on day after day doing their work in the world?
I have been noticing the strength of plants lately. By the ocean, I saw some […]
Test of solar over crops. Image courtesy of the Fraunhofer Institute.
We have seen a number of studies from the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany that look into combining solar power and agriculture on the same land. They show that some crops, such as hay, can be grown as well under solar panels […]
Climate-related disasters such as flooding possibilities require adaptation to face our future. Image: agriculturewire.com
“A dry year you worry, a wet year you starve,” goes the cheery old Vermont saying, and it’s worse lately. These are stressful times for farmers, with the anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene a reminder that […]
All are welcome to participate in Windham Grows’ Community Table on Wednesday, September 18, 12 p.m. – 1: 30 p.m. at the River Garden, 157 Main Street, Brattleboro, Vermont.
What is a Community Table?
A monthly roundtable discussion for those who embrace sustainability, entrepreneurship, and community as a means to promote local […]
On Friday, September 6 at 7 p.m., Barbara Melera of Harvesting History will speak at the Greater Milford Historical Association, North Main Street (St Rt 28), in Milford. Her talk, American Originals, will focus on native plants and the extraordinary plant developments that America has shared with the world. Little research has been done to […]
by Jeff Cox
Storey Publishing, LLC, January 2018, 128 pages, $12.76
Book Review by Jessie Haas
Can your garden, brush pile, and wood stove save the planet? Yes, according to Jeff Cox, in his new book, Gardening with Biochar. Cox, a contributing editor at Horticulture, brings his […]