Researchers at the University of Colorado have discovered how to harness the power of the sun to make an eco-friendly sunlight fertilizer.
Fertilizer use is on the rise worldwide, but these chemicals are becoming less and less effective. Earth Policy Institute’s Lester R. Brown has the numbers.
Getting the most out of food is always a worthwhile goal, whether you’re buying it in bulk at a big warehouse or growing your own in a backyard microfarm. One [ … ]
Why would anyone choose organic gardening?Besides being a lot healthier, it is a whole lot cheaper than the alternative. Unfortunately there are a handful of very powerful multi national corporations that don’t want you to know that and they have politicians on both sides in their pocket. Now why is that so important to them?
I just received an action alert from the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), and it turns out that Monsanto Roundup, the fertilizer linked to plant diseases and superweeds, is up for a “registration review.”
Hundreds of years ago, it was common practice for all the sh*t in a town or city to be gathered up each night and dumped on the nearby fields as fertilizer. This provided excellent nutrients for the crops, but it also created a lot of disease.
A “potent thyroid toxin” that is a component of rocket fuel, perchlorate, contaminates the drinking water of up to 17 million Americans in 26 states. The EPA is finally going to start regulating it.
A recent study suggests that commercial oyster farms might be the solution to the Bay’s water quality issues.
Seriously? The Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF) is launching a campaign encouraging consumers to eat more fruits and veggies, regardless of pesticide content. The group is targeting the Environmental [ … ]
[social_buttons] In addition to supplementing the soil with sea minerals, Claverach Farm and Vineyard also adds biochar. Biochar is basically charcoal, but instead of being used for fuel, it’s used [ … ]
[social_buttons] I was at a turf industry trade show yesterday talking to a salesperson from a company that markets Organic fertilizer to golf courses (they describe it as the “natural [ … ]
No garden would be complete without its own natural recycling system, a compost pile. Without a way of dealing with compost, weeds and scraps are waste. But why create more [ … ]