Category Archives: farming

An Edible Forest; Four and Half Years Later

Way back in November of 2008, the Knoxville Permaculture Guild held a work party at a guild member’s home in west Knoxville where we planted an edible forest.  Some of the bushes and trees seemed so little an fragile, and … Continue reading

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H.R. 3555…send an e-mail to your Rep

On 27 February 2012, I wrote Occupy Your Food Supply by Supporting H.R. 3553, H.R. 3554. and H.R. 3555 asking you to contact your Representative in D.C. to support these bills sponsored by Dennis Kucinich (Ohio).  Today I received an e-mail … Continue reading

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Occupy Your Food Supply by Supporting H.R. 3553, H.R. 3554. and H.R. 3555

Today, February 27, 2012, is a day of global action to Occupy Your Food Supply.  If you are wondering why this call for action has errupted, Willie Nelson and Anna Lappe recently published in Huff Post Food: Why We Must … Continue reading

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Vegetable Seeds & Varities Owned by Monsanto

If you follow me, you know that I wrote a piece entitled Heirloom vs. Hybrid and GMO…What’s the difference? And why should I care? which includes a list of seed companies owned by Monsanto that you may want to avoid if … Continue reading

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Days of Action: Occupy Your Food

In response to the growing food movement as well as the growing concern about GM and GE foods, a few actions are happening this Spring. Besides writing your reps in DC to let them know what you think about labeling … Continue reading

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The Buttermilk Challenge

I first met Colleen Cruz at the Ramsey House Plantation during a fall festival about seven or eight years ago.  Colleen was the ripe ole’ age of 16.  She stood behind a table with large sunflowers in a tall ball … Continue reading

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Fusarium, Fusarium…Everywhere!

Yesterday, I got a little caught up on a little fungus called Fusarium.  I woke up today still intrigued by yesterday’s findings, and I got to wondering again…Fusarium seems to be an emerging topic. I got to thinking about another … Continue reading

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