Today, I'm moving the focus from all the wonderful human builders and makers in our community to acknowledge the authentic busy bees living and working among us. In this season of planting, growing, and Saturday mornings at the Grower's market, beautiful and tireless work is accomplished daily by bees.…Continue
Added by Shelle VanEtten de Sanchez on June 17, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
"A garden is the place millions of people go to touch the earth, to smell flowers - to use some of that fabled human brainpower in the cause of better participating with natural processes in the place they call home. It serves as an art project, an organic produce market, a spiritual practice, a pharmacy. It…Continue
Added by Robin Day on March 19, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
There is so much information out there about all the screwed-up things we are doing to this planet, from Monsanto to pharmaceutical companies to the effect all that is having on the planet's water and creatures and soil, that it can get defeating and overwhelming. After reading another statistic-imbued book by…Continue
Added to that, a raven checked out our yard this morning, there are baby tomato and chile plants on the rack fitted with…Continue
It is always nice to have a snack or two to grab that is easy to make, healthy and good for an energy boost. The two recipes I am including this time have been popular around our house for years, as well as with my customers when I had a food business. No cooking required!…Continue
Inevitably around this time of year we get enough of a warming spell to make fruit tree growers nervous. A streak of lows that are above freezing can trigger your trees to start budding, and then the also inevitable freezes can wipe out an entire crop. Heartbreaking. There are a few tricks we have learned that can…Continue
Ah seeds! This is the time of year when we get out our packets and jars of seed, take an inventory…Continue
Thank you for the encouraging feedback I received about this series. There are so many topics to share about and I am excited to have the opportunity - it's hard to know where to begin! So in thinking about "beginning", I decided that soil is a good topic with which to start.
Whether we have a garden…Continue
"Urban Homestead". In spite of my allergy to trendy catch-phrases, I suppose that best describes what my husband Tom and I are working on - increasing our self-reliance without abandoning modern life completely. (one thing I learned when in the 70's I tucked my Mother Earth News…Continue
Added by Jeff Hartzer on June 28, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments
If you've ever ridden the zoo train past the BioPark's big red barn, Tomás is the guy in a mesh hat waving at you with a comb of honeybees in his hand.