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Don’t Plant Mystery Seeds From China!

Officials in a number of states are warning residents not to plant mystery seeds arriving in packages with Chinese markings. The seeds have been shipped to numerous people who did not order them, in several states. Here is an example of a warning that came from the Kansas Department of Agriculture:

KDA Asks Public to […]

A Visit from a Great Friend

Painting by Vermont artist Gabriel Tempesta.

David Fried

One of the great things about winter is the quiet and the time to do things you never get to do during seasons of growing. I go into hibernation. A book by my side and a cup of tea and some dried apple slices from our […]

Regenerative Agriculture: There’s No Tilling How Much CO₂ We Can Save

Doug Moss and Roddy Scheer

Regenerative Agriculture (RA) describes farming and grazing practices that help reverse climate change by rebuilding the organic matter in soil and restoring degraded soil biodiversity.

“Specifically, Regenerative Agriculture is a holistic land management practice that leverages the power of photosynthesis in plants to close […]

Come into the Garden

Original painting by Gabriel Tempesta

David Fried

This time of year brings out the dreamer in all of us who have a connection to the land. Let’s face it, we have not seen or walked on anything green for about six months. Under the snow, under the mud, under everything there are grasses […]

Cow Power, Renewable Energy from Manure

Image: en.permaculturescience.org

Anna Chaffee

As a society, maintaining our current standard of living necessitates large-scale farming. This comes at a cost however, as the industrial agriculture system is a major contributor to global warming largely through greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, such as methane. As a result, the current agricultural system has much progress to be […]

Monadnock Food Co-op Hosts CSA Farm Fair

A free Monadnock Region CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Fair will take place at the Monadnock Food Co-op cafe on Sunday, March 8, 2020, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Seven area CSA farmers will set up informational tables and answer questions about their farms and CSA memberships.

Although each local CSA farm is unique and […]

Reforestation Versus Biomass

Hapgood Pond Recreation Area of the Green Mountain National Forest. USDA photo.

George Harvey

Through reforestation, we can draw down atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO₂). We can also use wood from the forests to heat our homes. The question is, can we do both of these things at the same time?

One […]

Good Viburnums

American highbush cranberry in Johnson, VT. Photo courtesy David Fried

David Fried

Walking up the dirt road in Johnson, Vermont the other day, I came across glowing red berries in clusters all over the stems of a large bush. I tasted some. Wow. Sour, but good. Would be very fine in a cranberry sauce. […]

Revisiting Sustainable-Sugaring Operations

George Harvey

Five years have gone by since the Green Energy Times’ article “Sustainable Sugaring” appeared (http://bit.ly/GET-sugaring). We felt it was time to reconnect with some of the people we interviewed and see how they are doing, especially regarding their sustainability efforts.

Silloway Maple’s 17.5-kW rooftop solar on their sugar […]

Supporting Local Agriculture with Worms

This is a Red Wiggler (E. fetida) worm depositing a cocoon. Red Wigglers have yellow tails. All photos courtesy Ben Goldberg

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 […]