“PlantPure Nation”

Some disturbing facts from the documentary "PlantPure Nation": Large, mono-crop agribusinesses use fuel-intensive equipment and high amount of pesticides and herbicides; trillions of dollars in subsidies are provided to these companies every year in the U.S. - at the expense of the health and wellbeing of U.S. citizens The number of small farms in the U.S. have... Continue Reading →

“Someday we shall look back on this dark era of agriculture and shake our heads. How could we have ever believed that it was a good idea to grow our food with poisons?” ― Jane Goodall, Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating I worry about the fate of our environment under the Trump... Continue Reading →

Thoughtful Tuesday

"Garbage did not exist until there were humans.  Everything in nature easily goes back into the earth.  Humanity needs to learn to re-consume."   - Michael Reynolds (creator of the Earthship)    

Climate Change

Most of my close friends are concerned about climate change and the impact these changes will have on their children and eventually, grandchildren.  Several have taken active steps to make changes in their lives to reduce the impact they have on our beautiful planet.  But there has been little in the climate change literature, until... Continue Reading →

Thought for the Day

"The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction."  Rachel Carson

More Permaculture Wisdom

Avoid bare soil as much as possible.  Bare soil will erode and lose water at a faster rate than mulched surfaces. Your plants and the wildlife will thank you for the covered soil. Feed soils top-down through mulching.  A covering of compost and/or well-rotted manure, topped by straw or natural (no dyes, no chemicals) wood... Continue Reading →

The “Dirty” Word…

no, it's not what you're thinking...get your mind out of the gutter.  The word is Sustainability.  The word has become anathema to many.  Too "academic", too "nerdy", or goddess-forbid, too "leftist." I wrote a blog post back in January 2014 (see below) that talked about why we relocated to North Country, which included my thoughts... Continue Reading →

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