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.
Hormones are chemical messengers that signal cells to do things. Humans and all animals, plants, fungi and even bacteria produce similar hormone messenger molecules. Hormones tell our bodies to change as we […]
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.
Niels Arentzen and Peggy O’Neill-Vivanco
When University of Vermont (UVM) Business student Niels Arentzen was in high school, he operated a lawn care business, and explored the possibility of starting a commercial electric mowing company
. His research into […]
This article was originally published in the winter Sierra magazine and online on December 22, 2021
Local governments began distributing recycling bins in the 1970s. Those bins were largely reserved for the flood of daily headlines, as newspapers were attractive raw material for paper mills.
By the 1980s, many cities had also signed […]
Birds Outperform Pesticides
If you’ve ever grown fruit or berries, you know the ambivialence farmers feel about birds. A beautiful and essential part of nature, they can also be a pest that eats into crops and profits, damaging from $104 […]
If you need new sheets and can afford it, invest in organic cotton, linen, bamboo, or eucalyptus tencel. Invest is the right word, so choose what’s likely to be the most durable; probably linen, a very strong fiber […]
Who is responsible for recycling to reduce plastic, cardboard and paper packaging waste – those who use products or those who produce products? Recent articles in the New York Times and Associated Press informed about the Natural Resources Council of Maine program to address the volatile […]
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