Food & agriculture

A Day in the Life - Part 1

Peak Oil Hausfrau, Blogspot

In June, we wake up at 5 am when the sun rises. It's important to get our outside work done before the heat of the day. Since we can't afford A/C, we try to take siestas, or at least not move much, from 11 to 3. The ceiling fans help, and we've found that our bodies are getting used to the absence of climate control. I've seen a lot of lovely sunrises in the past few years from getting up at the crack of dawn.

archived May 29, 2009

Food & agriculture - May 29

Staff, Energy Bulletin

For Personal-Injury Lawyer, Michael Pollan’s Book Is Worth Fighting For
Offshore; Food, Inc.
Industrial Local?

archived May 29, 2009

Food & agriculture - May 28

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Window Farms: An experiment in urban agriculture
Many Summer Internships Are Going Organic
Washington State University cancels freshman reading of ‘Omnivore’s Dilemma’
Watermelons Tapped For Ethanol

archived May 28, 2009

Energy Bulletin founder talks up Permablitz

Adam Grubb, Very Edible Gardens (VEG)

Permablitz: An event in which volunteers use permaculture principles to transform a suburban garden into a place that produces its own food.

archived May 28, 2009

Freezing…and why not to

Sharon Astyk, Casaubon's Book

Freezers are vulnerable to either localized (and by localized this can be as local as “my husband accidentally kicked the cord out and we didn’t notice until it was too late) or widespread power outages. The reality is that if you keep food in your freezer, sooner or later, you will probably have an extended power outage.

archived May 27, 2009

"A nation of farmers" - May 26

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Green (1/8th) Acres sprout in the city
Bay Area's new crop of gardeners digging in
How a greener city gets growing
From Motor City to Garden City

archived May 26, 2009

Food & agriculture - May 25

Staff, Energy Bulletin

The Global Food Crisis: The End of Plenty
A new agrarian culture
Michael Pollan rallies Boulderites, businesses

archived May 25, 2009

Food & agriculture - May 22

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Can a city girl live off wild food for a week in Portland?
The lazy farmer (Australia)
Ecological economics and the food system
Slow Money on the farm
Humanity, good food & animal welfare

archived May 22, 2009

Health & population - May 22

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Strong opinions about obesity
David Attenborough: Our planet is overcrowded
Recession 'entertainment' may beget new baby boom

archived May 22, 2009

The gentle art of non-gardening

Gene Logsdon, Dave Smith,

The most amazing aspect of it, and I don’t know why, is that this “wild” lettuce is ready to eat before the lettuce that I plant early in the cold frame, coddled with compost and protected with a plastic cover on cold nights. The “wild” lettuce grows faster. If I had any brains, I would quit the cold-frame lettuce, but so far I just don’t have enough faith in nature to do it.

archived May 20, 2009