Image: Kyle Spradley, Flickr
By Daisy Dunne
Billed as a more environmentally friendly way to rear cattle, grass-fed beef has been the red meat of choice for many a climate-conscious carnivore.
Indeed, research has suggested that grazing cattle can help offset global warming by stimulating soil to take up more carbon from the atmosphere. […]
The Vermont House of Representatives needs to hear from you as soon as possible to ask for key improvements to H.915. Instead of protecting our bees and butterflies from bee-killing neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticides — 10,000 times more toxic than DDT — it relies upon public service announcements, compiling survey results and passive measures for neonic-free […]
Paintings by Gabriel Tempesta
By David Fried
The apple was waiting to take its first steps away from its tree. It had made it through the winds of winter and the hot evenings of summer when it rarely rained or cooled off. She heard the pears in a tree nearby saying, “Wait, […]
By David Fried
All over the world at this very moment friends are lifting their glasses and saying: “Skol!,” “Cheers!,” “Nazdrovia!,” or perhaps “L’chaim!”
They are not lifting a zucchini or an olive to say this, but something magical and transformative that they can drink.
We who grow and harvest fruit can have the pleasure […]
Pollinators in Peril
In the first comprehensive review of the more than 4,000 native bee species in North America and Hawaii, the Center for Biological Diversity has found that more than half the species with sufficient data to assess are declining. Nearly one in four is imperiled and at increasing risk of […]
Painting by Gabriel Tempesta www.gabrieltempesta.com
by David Fried of Elmore Roots Fruit Tree and Berry Nursery
It was in the late 70s or very early 80s when I visited my friend who was working at the Rural Education Center in Wilton, New Hampshire. The man who brought permaculture to America, Bill Mollison, had just […]
By Brie Arthur, published by St. Lynn’s Press, 2017, 189 pages, $21.95
Book review by N. R. Mallery
’Tis the season for gardening. You may have noticed that some people have been growing a few veggies in with flowers in the past couple of years. Perhaps you have even started to do […]
One option to keep the weeds down in both large and small spaces include GardenMats which are made in Vermont. www.GardenMats.com. Courtesy photos.
By N.R. Mallery
Many of us think a product is safe because the manufacturer says so. Monsanto says Roundup is safe, but the state of California and the […]
By David Fried
What if you could grow nine types of fruits and nuts in the space that you would need to turn around with your arms outstretched? If you have one spot in your yard where you can do this and it gets at least one half to three quarters of a day of […]
Biogas generation. Here is a 52 °C thermophile anaerobic digestion system converting putrescible residual organic matter (i.e. brown trays), organic residues from slaugtherhouse activities and biosludge from wastewater treatment plants to energy. Image: http://bit.ly/biogas-power.
By Lonnie Coplen, LEEDAP, CPHC
Biogas is a combustible gas composed largely of methane, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen sulfide […]