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Alison's November Reading List

by Alison 

The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love by Kristin Kimball

The Dirty Life is a book about farming. I picked it up solely because a good friend of mine recommended it to me. 386 more words


Ontario pro-bee pesticide plan hailed and denounced

Beekeepers and environmentalists are ecstatic, but some farmers are upset with plans by the provincial government to radically reduce the Ontario agricultural sector’s reliance on neonicotinoid pesticide use. 658 more words


J. W. Hawes Grain Elevator Museum

This 1904 grain elevator in Atlanta, Illinois, has been turned into a wonderful museum that lets you explore an earlier version of the grain elevator-railroad combination. 164 more words


In-class Data Visualisation - Massachusetts Cranberry Production

This link heads to the interactive info-graphic produced on infogr.am with information supplied by the United States Department of Agriculture’s report on 2014 Cranberry Production.

Northeastern SOJ Assignments

He was all of 98

Sheepie came to live with us on our farm by a river when he was a big sheep, but less than one year old.

He was hand reared in town by a friend of ours and once he got too big for their backyard, they decided he needed more space and to be a ‘real sheep’. 679 more words


Land- scape

Neil Mabbs ran a 2-day data-visualisation project at Banbury & Bicester college in collaboration with the RSPB. Students were asked to produce a range of thought-provoking solutions adopting the ‘system’ of a calendar to visualise the data provided read more …