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Fermented Cucumbers

I’ve wanted to post about the lost art of lacto-fermentation for some time but haven’t been able to get around to it yet.  Fermentation is really a simple process, but the history is detailed and the benefits are extensive, so the article keeps growing and hasn’t gotten done yet! 431 more words

Tips For Healthy Eating

Gardener reports from backyard: Bird life, death and allegiance

Published July 22, 2012, in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, “Gardener reports from backyard: Bird life, death and allegiance.”

2014 Update: The more time spent outdoors, the more observations can be made. 777 more words


Forest Green Nettle Soup.

Although nettles, in all their culinary forms, are regarded as a spring tonic for the winter weary, I like cut back the large patch of stingers growing at the side of my nectar verge at this time of year to encourage new growth. 285 more words


Are You Looking for a Pesticide-Free Way to Eliminate Destructive Bugs From Your Garden?

We’re all distressed by the alarming decline of the honey bee and Monarch butterfly due to GMO crops and pesticides. A big problem with pesticides, even organic ones, is that they make no distinction between harmful insects and beneficial ones – like the honey bee and Monarch butterfly.  1,329 more words

Organic Gardening

New Hope Organic Garden Bounty, Mid-Summer

Weeds, beetles, caterpillars, rabbits, groundhogs, excessive heat, downpours, miscalculations and a few failed crops… .

By this point in the summer, the average organic gardener may wonder (very briefly) if it’s really worth all the effort. 361 more words

Local Food

Natural Gardening

“The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.”
― Abraham Lincoln

Growing up on a farm, I always appreciated the land.  517 more words

Healthy Environment

Confessions of a Tomato Whisperer

I love growing my own tomatoes. Each summer I can hardly wait to taste the first sun-ripened fruit plucked straight from my garden vines. Few pleasures can rival a simple lunch of sliced heirlooms paired with creamy mozzarella and fresh basil. 612 more words

Karen Pavone