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No Farms No Slogans

For years, I’ve seen the No Farms No Food bumper sticker, and wondered what the message was trying to get at. Sure, we need farmers to grow ingredients for food, but that’s such a general need, it’s difficult to get worked up about. Food is

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October Bounty

A full week into October here in mid-Maine, and still I’m harvesting a bounty from good earth.  A few peppers that are supposed to be hot came out sweet in the chill, but hundred of sweet peapods are a special delight, since these cost me

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Vegetables at the Brink of Autumn

My August plan to chance a second batch of snap peas has borne fruit: Even though the plants are shorter than their summertime parents, they’ve got some delicious pods. And what does a hot pepper taste like if it’s grown when the frosts are nearly

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#4 Way to Make Things Better: Save Seeds

How can you preserve the environment by reducing trucking and grow the economy by freeing up money at the same time? By saving seeds from last year’s garden and planting in them in the spring, that’s how. By drying your seeds, saving them over the

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?