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Monthly Archives: June 2009
Bees knees and labelling of GMO produce – it exists!
I was trying to regain a bit of poetry in my life by looking through a birds & bees-ish poetry collection that’s been by my bed for a few weeks now. I belong to the Poetry Book Society which brings … Continue reading
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Of organic compost, and of meatlessness
The business about what gets called “organic” when it comes to compost horrified me so much that I asked for guidance from my new best friends at the appropriately-named farm & garden suppliers Integrity Sales. They were helpful and sympathetic. … Continue reading
Something not to put on our fields
The National Film Board’s treasure-trove of free films includes an hour long 2003 documentary called Crapshoot: The Gamble with Our Wastes. Well worth a look, it covers the basics of waste treatment and some of the truly monumental problems in … Continue reading
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Salve that’s hard on toads, mud pies, and Help Grow Your Soup
An arugula flower; if I were a bee I think I’d find this pretty irresistable… I was thinking about the zinc ointment my mother used to apply to our childhood contusions, Dr. Chase’s Ointment, it was called, which led me … Continue reading
Something not to put in your compost
A series of unfortunate discoveries have led me to learn all about the spinach leaf miner, which is wreaking havoc on my spinach, chard and beets. Here is the innocuous appearance of one infected chard leaf. Holding leaves up to … Continue reading