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Farmer Researches No-Till Permanent Raised Beds for Small-Scale Farming

Debra Heleba

Growing vegetables in raised beds has become popular among gardeners, especially here in New England as this system helps the soil warm quickly in the spring and allows for good drainage. Jennifer Wilhelm of Fat Peach Farm in Madbury, New Hampshire sought to learn the potential of using permanent raised beds on a […]

Garlic in Love

David Fried

Each night I ask the stars up above, what is it like to be a garlic in love?1

What is it like to be a garlic in love? Courtesy photo.

This summer on the farm the trees and shrubs are so heavy with humid longing that they are just laying all […]

Out of a Million Headlines, This Is the One I Find Most Frightening

George Harvey – Originally posted at Green Energy Times

Yes, I meant “a million.” It was not hyperbole.

Every day, I search the news for articles on energy and climate change. I gather news items, with links to the original articles, put them up in a […]

The Rain in Spain Falls Mainly on The Plain

Illustration by Gabriel Tempesta

David Fried

I hear the ice dripping as it is finally above freezing after a long winter.

The hail bouncing off my coat on my morning walk has turned to rain.

On the first warm day each rain drop leaves an animal at the spot where the raindrop touches […]

Pathways

Artwork courtesy of Joyce Dutka.

David Fried

In a hectic world, I like to be surrounded by plants as I walk along, tasting, breathing it all in.

Like a bee visiting flowers, I walk the pathways between the plants.

When I walk around the farm, one path takes me from the blueberries to […]

Public Event Series Focuses on Climate Resilience and Soil Health

Events Open to All Who Want to Build a More Livable, Resilient Region & Planet

What is good for the soil is good for our communities. That’s the theory behind a six-event discussion series, Climate and Community Resilience: Lessons from the Soil. The events will be held on six dates from late March through mid-May. […]

Something About Red

Red oak leaves. Photos courtesy of David Fried.

David Fried

There is something about red. The color. You don’t see it out in nature much in winter or spring. Sometimes you may catch a glimpse of the red berries of highbush cranberry or winterberry or the stems of red […]

Climate Change Being Fueled By Soil Damage

An article at BBC News said there is three times more carbon in the soil than in the atmosphere, but that carbon is being released by deforestation and poor farming. This is both fueling climate change and reducing our ability to feed the growing population. Problems include soils being eroded, compacted by machinery, […]

Healthy Soils Legislation Helps Green New Deal

Image: theemeraldcup.com

Seth Itzkan, Steven Keleti, and Karl Thidemann

Congressional Democrats have offered an ambitious legislative framework for 2019. Titled the Green New Deal, it seeks to tackle impending climate threats while generating innovative opportunities in the energy, transportation, and agricultural sectors. The Green New Deal includes support of soil health. Between 50% […]

Solar Power for Sunset Lake Farm

Provides Multiple Layers of Sustainability

The new Sunset Lake Farm dry cow barn with its newly-installed solar PV system. Photos by Jim Merriam, Norwich Solar Technologies

Steve Snyder

When its 178kW solar electric system went online in November, Sunset Lake Farm owner Sam Bellavance was returning to his clean energy roots to boost […]