Farmers are invited to share their thoughts on cover crops in an online survey at bit.ly/CoverCrop23. Why do you plant cover crops…or why don’t you? What do you want to know? Your insight will help guide research, communications, seed development, and more.
This National Cover Crop Survey is the seventh since 2012 conducted by the […]
January 24, 2023 Cooperstown, NY
The Otsego Master Gardeners will host the Annual Seed Swap on Saturday, January 28, 2023, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Oneonta Farmers’ Market, Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center, 24 Market Street in Oneonta. Participation is free, and you do not need to donate or have […]
Seaberries grown at Elmore Roots are easy to grow and have a great flavor to use in your drinks. (Courtesy photo)
There are four questions horticulturists and gardeners need to ask:
1. Would you like a cup of tea?
2. Do astronauts always take this drink into […]
(Painting by Gabriel Tempesta)
Why does it feel so good when someone gives you flowers? They are so small and light but they are so important.
You are walking along a forest path and all of a sudden you see a flower. Or a mushroom. Or a chipmunk. […]
Watercolor painting by Joyce Dutka
My friend I grew up with grows organic vegetables as far as the eye can see. He puts stickers on his boxes of cabbage that state, “Let’s get our heads together.” On his boxes of beets another sticker reads, “Beet the system!”
The Wooster family of Picadilly Farm is one of the Monadnock Food Co-op Farm Fund grant recipients. (Scott Hussey)
The Monadnock Food Co-op of southwestern NH announces six grant recipients for the 2022 Monadnock Food Co-op Farm Fund: Picadilly Farm, Partners’ Gardens, Grow a Pear Farm, Flying Cloud Dairy, Brookfield Farm, and […]
Books reviewed by Janis Petzel, MD
Meat Me Halfway—How Changing the Way We Eat Can Improve our Lives and Save Our Planet by Brian Kateman. Prometheus Books, Guilford, CT 2022.
Farming for Our Future-The Science, Law and Policy of Climate-Neutral Agriculture. Peter H. Lehner and Nathan A. Rosenburg. Environmental Law Institute. 2021.
Perennial fast foods of asparagus and rhubarb grow at Elmore Roots Nursery (Courtesy photos).
I go out for fast food almost every day. I go out to the garden.
Here by May 24th the asparagus has grown about two feet tall in the last five minutes.
Artist: Joyce Dutka
My brother grows tropical fruit trees in Hawaii. Some years back he drove down our driveway in Elmore, VT and stopped his car. He rolled down his window and said, ” I am never going to be cold again.” Outside his window the hill is covered […]
Eat your reds, yellows and greens. (Flickr/David Saddler)
Over-the-counter pain reducers (NSAID’s) are a $2 billion-a-year industry in the USA, just 11% of the total $18 billion annually spent on pain medication. Over 100 million Americans are in chronic pain. It’s time to take a step back and ask […]