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 […]
Painting by Gabriel Tempesta
We used to have buses painted with flowers and shoes, backpacks, shirts, record albums. Donovan had an album called “A gift from a flower to a garden.” Even when we were young we knew there was something innocent and hopeful about flowers.
Now as a […]
Weeping willow, a thirsty tree, is considered a weed in Australia, where water is scarce. But it is useful there for erosion control and helps the land retain water. Photo: Antilived, Wikimedia Commons.
In mid-May, amid the bustle of getting Green Energy Times ready to go to press, […]
Beer. Iva Balk, Wikimedia Commons.
Most beer is made from barley malt. Perhaps the greatest reason for this is that barley malt, which is dried sprouted barley grains, is particularly rich in amylase, an enzyme that can break down starch into the much smaller sugar molecules yeast use […]