Thursday, September 29, 2011
Fall Is Here
Now that fall has officially arrived most of the containers have been packed away for the rest of the year. Black trash bags cover the planters to keep them light and dry, and to prevent weeds from growing and removing nutrients from the soil.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Reading Round Up: Doritos Edition
Report: Federal agriculture subsidies pay for 19 Twinkies per N.J. taxpayer
Love Food, Hate Waste: UK Campaign Promotes Understanding and Preventing Food Waste
The Fight to Change the Name of High Fructose Corn Syrup
In China, what you eat tells who you are
Commodity Traitors: Financial Speculation on Commodities Fuels Global Insecurity
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The Last Summer Vegetable
The Sun Gold cherry tomato plant is the last survivor of the summer crops and it continues to flower and fruit. Since I like the cherries so much I'm going to let the plant linger as long as the weather allows. Once the evening temps drop to the mid 50's I'll pull it out and prepare the container for winter storage.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Reading Round Up: Big Onion Edition
Kirkland, WA artist's garden pots grow veggies galore
Canadian Parks to Integrate Farming
Hard Philanthropy: 50 Cent Fights Hunger With Energy Drink
Autonomous self-steering tractor could make farmers' lives a lot easier
Will Aquaponics and Other Urban Farms Yield a Green Job Harvest?
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Weather Change Means Garden Change
Now that the weather is cooling down I've planted a few fall crops and prepared some containers for winter storage.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Reading Round Up: Viking Edition
Vegetable Gardens Are Booming in a Fallow Economy
Best soil for raised bed gardening? Results are in
10 Green vehicles that run on food waste
Green cuisine: Restaurant gardens
Is it time we all gave up meat?
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Reading Round Up: The Waffle House Edition
People Won't Stop Eating Popcorn No Matter How Disgusting It Is
Brooklyn Pop-Up Farm Dinner: Know Your Farmer, Know Your Chef
Urban Gardeners Cash In On Demand For Local Produce
Brazil's Soy Frontier: Next Stop, Africa
Popularity of crop swaps is growing.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
The Aftermath of Hurricane Irene
Was not that bad! NYC and the rooftop garden certainly dodged a bullet. Damage was minimal and easily repaired.