Tag Archive | nature

the dirt on dirt…

the dirt on dirt…

We focus a lot of our attention on what grows out of the ground and what we build on top of it, but often, little attention to the ground itself.  The overall health of our soils is important in supporting the growth of all of our foods and fibres, whether directly or indirectly, but also […]

on bees overseas

the honeybee prefecture, japan “The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”  ~Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution I recently had the opportunity to spend some time in Kyoto, Japan, for a work-related visit and serendipitously found a few local beekeepers to chat with.  Not particularly […]

csa, a-okay

csa, a-okay

We’ve got updates from our second and third deliveries from our Eagle Creek Farms Community Shared Agriculture Share. The second delivery came in with: Bag of mixed greens (enough for 4 salads): $6 Bag of kale (choice between chard and kale): $7 Bunch of garlic scapes (the new “it” food of 2012): $4 Bunch of […]

saving our seeds – the importance of heirlooms and open-pollinated seeds

Mass extinction Seeds have been on my mind a lot this summer. A seed is such a simple thing, something we come across multiple times each day – hidden in the cores of your apples, spilling out of dinner’s green pepper, blowing away from the dandelions in your front yard. They are one of the […]

bee-keeping for women… the 1910 edition

bee-keeping for women… the 1910 edition

This article was included in the early editions of the ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture, a veritable bible for bee keepers for well over the last century.  Organized like an encyclopedia with topics listed from A – Z, the Root family gathered the knowledge of bee-keeping from the first edition in 1887 through to […]