We’ve often noted the many reasons to connect up with a local farm as a farm share participant, which bear repeating. Freshly harvested food tastes better; buying food from a local farm offering CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm shares puts money in the pocket of a … [Read more...] about Easy To Think Spring With Daylight Growing & Sign-ups for CSA Farm Shares For 2023 Happening Now
According to a recent news article by reporter Linda Qiu, Farmland Values Hit Record Highs, Pricing Out Farmers in the New York Times, deep-pocketed investors, including private equity funds, are dominating the farm real estate market, and some farmland in the midwest has climbed … [Read more...] about Farmland Speculation: Bah Humbug!
The first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest day of the year (Dec. 21. 2022) is less than a couple weeks away. Here in the Albany area of upstate New York, we have yet to have any significant snowfall, but it won't be long before the ground is frozen solid, … [Read more...] about Eating Seasonally In the “Great Northeast” As First Day Of Winter Nears
The American Horticultural Society (AHS) and the Junior Master Gardener Program (JMG program) in 2005 created national awards for excellence in children's literature known as the Growing Good Kids Book Awards. For the 17th year in a row, they have honored the best new children's … [Read more...] about Four Award-Winning Picture Books On Gardening & Nature
The conservation initiative No Mow May "to save threatened wild flowers, plants and fungi," spotlighted a few months ago in an earlier post, has grown into a patch of blossoming goldenrod in late August in this homeowner's side yard in the Pine Hills neighborhood of Albany, New … [Read more...] about “No Mow May” Grows Into Blossoming Goldenrod In Late August