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September 2008 Blog Posts (6)

Gardening Adventures - whats happening in my garden Sept 08

I absolutely love walking out in the mornings and feeling a bit of coolness to the air. It means to me that soon I will be planting my fall garden! Does it seem warmer this year? I've been putting off what I usually would have planted mid-september.

What is growing

I have a few different things doing pretty well but waiting for a drop in temp to start producing. I have corn coming along quite well. I planted the 'baby corn' this time so I am not sure what they will taste… Continue

Added by diane on September 28, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Simple, Homemade Solar Cookers

A friend is making one for me. He says the site says to use a 2 or 3 liter black pot with a clear glass lid. He found a suitable pot at Fry's for about 8 bucks. I'll let you know whether I have success with it.

Added by Katherine Coles on September 24, 2008 at 2:16am — No Comments

In green ranking, Phoenix below Detroit, above Las Vegas

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Ever wonder who gets to proudly bear the moniker "The Greenest City"?

Hint: It's not Phoenix.

A new survey out Monday from ranks the 50 largest U.S. municipalities based on their performance in 16 key eco-friendly categories, including the ability to maintain air quality, a solid drinking-water supply and use of public… Continue

Added by Lisette Volkmar on September 23, 2008 at 9:05am — No Comments

Musings on Nuclear Food

Well, my Armenian cucs got away from me again. Have a hard time seeing them among the vines, until they are baseball bat sized. My 10 year old daughter helped me last weekend find and harvest all the overgrown ones and we put them in a bushel sized galvanized bucket in the front walkway. Bad choice, I thought a friend was coming over the next day to help in the garden and we could move it to the compost then. His schedule changed, so had over a bushel of decomposing fruit right in front of my… Continue

Added by Lisette Volkmar on September 11, 2008 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Compost, Circles, and lots of Hope

Yesterday, I had the priviledge to listen to Jim Muir in his "How to Compost Class". Another brilliant person to learn from! So today I started looking on Craig's List for some barrels and I found someone selling this rotating compost barrel for $50.00! A great deal for me, since I don't have all the tools I needed or moral support to build one myself (although I was going to give it my best try!). So it is… Continue

Added by VDaniels on September 7, 2008 at 6:32pm — 1 Comment

Fed up with mass-produced food, more young urbanites decide to hit the dirt

From Indiana.........Most city dwellers view gardening as a quaint, if labor-intensive, hobby. Food cultivation is an honorable profession best left to big business and a few stubborn family farmers. But rising fuel and food costs, as well as increasing concerns about food safety and quality, have made the idea of growing your own grub as appealing as just-picked Indiana sweet corn.

Added by Katherine Coles on September 6, 2008 at 8:06am — No Comments

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