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Little Farm in the Ghetto

When people visit my gardens, I feel a sense of joy when I hear, “This inspires me.  I want to to do this!”  Each time I visit fellow gardener and friend, Antoinette Juhl, on her Little Farm in the Ghetto, … 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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Update from The Outpost – Part I

The thick frost that covered the backyard with this morning’s dawn inspired me to take some photos of our gardening progress.  We left off on November 1, Samhain, with Chad’s new grape arbors and the blueberries lined in a row … Continue reading

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Samhain

Samhain, November 1, is Gaelic for ‘summer’s end’ and designates the beginning of winter on the agricultural calendar.  It is the exact midpoint between the Fall Equinox and the Winter Solstice.  Historically and agriculturally this was the time of year … Continue reading

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Big Transition Can Create Great Pause

Hello Readers, It’s been awhile since I wrote about anything because we at the Hellwinckel household have had a busy summer. In January, we purchased a small home on an acre not too far from Downtown Knoxville.  The house, though … Continue reading

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Farm Bill 2012 May Call for 100,000 New Farmers…But That Ain’t the Solution

Eric Lykins over at KnoxViews brought the following article to my attention:  How the Next Farm Bill Could Plant a New Crop of Farmers.  The article begins by saying: USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack recently called for 100,000 new farmers — … Continue reading

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