June 30, 2008
June 28, 2008
This is a great book about eating locally grown and locally raised food for one year. The author and her family tended a huge garden, raised chickens and turkeys, canned tomatoes and put vegetables such carrots, beets and potatoes away for the winter. It's a fascinating, honest look at doing all that work. There is also a lot of accurate information about the harmful state of our country's food system. In addition, the author's daughter contributed weekly meal plans that use seasonal, available ingredients and paint a great picture of what would be on their dinner table on a typical night. From the family debates to the hilarious turkey mother, this book is a great summer read for any gardener. Available at Amazon for $8.97.
June 27, 2008
Forget the wiggling stirrup style hoe. This innovative Rittenhouse design has a circular shaped blade that lets you weed accurately and closely around your plants while avoiding damage to their roots. Cuts weeds just under the soil surface and leaves soil in place. 59" handle prevents back pain. Blade is made of forged carbon steel and the handle is ash. This long lasting, quality tool sells for $29.99. 2001 Editor's Choice award from Organic Gardening Magazine .
June 16, 2008
Fiskars Project Orange Thumb has announced their 2008 Community Garden Grant Recipients. That's right Fiskars is paying people to garden - or sponsoring them really. Each selected garden receives $1,500 worth of the latest Fiskars garden tools, and $800 for green goods. Grant recipients were chosen from over 500 applicants through a unique selection process, and individuals were asked to express their passion for gardening through music, art, and photography, along with their thoughts on the positive impacts of community gardening and their plans to manage and improve current and proposed garden sites. Check out the link below to read not only about the winners, but also about the garden's themselves.
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June 12, 2008
We love to make our own dirt using a composter. You can really mix in just about anything food related and start making your own dirt - even coffee grounds. We think this composter simplifies composting using a rolling and mixing action that keeps the ingredients mixed and aerated. It can collect up to five gallons of fertilizer.
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