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So how are the fields at Go Local Food?

The grower was in a grumpy mood this Wednesday as the hot dry weather and events were overtaking him.  There was a murmur that rain would be jolly useful and a few more volunteers on the appropriate evenings. 212 more words

Go Local Food

Bird Work at Base Camp and Buenos Aires

Field Report #4
Location: Buenos Aires

June 18 – Day 13 – Did first point count on my own. Well, with two of the three new birders and four uni students. 280 more words


Psytrance, a world unto itself

Most of what I knew about psytrance (psychedelic trance) raves before I actually went to one came from this article in Vice:

Psytrance really is a counter-culture in the truest sense.

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Drug Use

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A successful, yet brief, training trip to Fairbanks

I’m gearing up for my 4th field season in arctic Alaska! This year I’ll be a researcher on two cruises, one to study walruses and bivalves in the Chukchi Sea and one to study food webs in the Beaufort Sea. 384 more words

Arctic Summer

Day in the Life of a Strawberry Field Hand

These days, the alarm goes off at 6:45 AM.

It sounds like church bells.  No, not the kind that play pleasant hymns or patriotic songs.  These bells are unpleasant–a discord of clanging and bellowing that is all too effective in waking me up. 896 more words


The allure of islands

Recently, Sarah Boon wrote about her search for silence on Vancouver Island, which reminded me of some of the reasons I enjoy island work so much.   931 more words