Tuesday
Jun082010

Shiitake Mushroom Harvest at WSRF

Finally the rains came - and brought shiitakes they did.

Monday
Jun072010

Rice Planting At the Whole Systems Research Farm

Rice seedlings went into the paddies last week.  What's the only grain crop that's been grown on steep land for centuries without destroying the land or exhausting infertility?  Same crop that feeds more people than any other. Store it for years with no energy input.  Feed to any farm animal.  Currency.  Why aren't we growing rice in Vermont?  Why are repaving smooth highways? Why is Jim Douglas governor?  Why'd we make a hole in the Earth in the gulf?

 

Monday
Jun072010

Earlier than Strawberries: Honeyberries

An edible honeysuckle popular in northern Earuasia for centuries.  Why haven't we been growing them here?  Maybe the same reason we're not growing enough seaberry, kiwi, chestnut and a dozen other crucial species. 

Monday
Jun072010

Deans Mtn. Population Increases by 15,000: Bees Arrive

Bees bees they're everywhere...  (forgive the Tommy Boy reference) but they're here.  Our new hive.  Thinking of honey and pollination.

Thursday
May272010

Akira and the Ducks Become Friends

Akira - AKA Boozle-Allawishious - and the ducks are now supreme friends: