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Onward We Go

December 27, 2012

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Well, we made it to the end of 2012, folks. No zombies or other apocalyptic beings to be tamed, just copious amounts of buttery cookies, smoked and slow-cooked meats, stinky cheeses, red wine… and the widening waistlines that follow. I can deal with those things. With pleasure. The end of the year has brought about […]

A walk around the farm on an autumn morning

October 8, 2012

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If it wasn’t fall before, it sure is fall now. Temperatures in eastern Massachusetts made their expected drop and the cool rain has returned, at least for tonight. I’m actually starting to believe that, with the exception of a few, scattered days of warmth, summer has ended. But even my relatively limited experience in vegetable […]

Using free web services to plan and coordinate a garden

April 29, 2012

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For all the flack companies like Google get for their omnipresence throughout the world wide web, they do provide Internet users with free services that can make garden planning and task coordination far more effective than some of the other, more tradition means of data transmission. In the past few years, I’ve found that using […]

Foraging with Russ Cohen, Part I: Stinging Nettles

April 7, 2012

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Shortly before receiving the delightful news of my garden plot assignment last Sunday, I was out scouring the forest floor of a nearby reservation site for stinging nettles. Let me backtrack. I met Russ about a year and a half ago at a Waltham Fields’ potluck. Without knowing who he was, we struck up a […]

Beautiful Stories of an American Agrarian Renaissance

March 25, 2012

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Oh man. This site/org is right up my alley. How do they make money doing this? Or rather, do they make money doing this? I do not know. But I sure hope they keep on doing what they do. Perhaps we need an organization like this in the Northeast… Anyone looking to start a project […]

Is Spaceship Earth* trying to tell us something?

March 14, 2012

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*I’ve been using this phrase ever since I watched Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox on Netflix several months ago. I recommend it. You’ll definitely laugh, and a part of you will probably cry. It’s fun. And the sound of the phrase brings a Ziggy Stardust David Bowie to mind, which always brightens my day. Love Bowie. […]

Ceci n’est pas une miche de pain

March 4, 2012

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I’m not usually one to buy books (grad student budget + Internet + libraries = limited book purchasing), but when swayed, you can bet I’m on Amazon, ordering away. So when associate professor of politics and author of the soon-to-be-released White Bread: A Social History of the Store Bought Loaf Aaron Bobrow-Strain recently discussed how […]