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CSA Week Three and Four

July 25, 2013

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Last week I went out of town. Luckily one of my wonderful neighbors was able to make the weekly pick-up, so I arrived home to find a fridge full of delicious veggies waiting for me. Week Three was slightly less abundant than usual, due to stretch of 90+ degree days, which tend to be hard […]

CSA Week One

July 5, 2013

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After a false start and some confusion my neighbors and I finally received our first CSA share of the season. This year’s CSA is through Monroe Family Organics, which has the distinction of being the only one in the area with USDA certification. They’re also lovely people who really seem to care about their shareholders. […]

Can Organic Feed the World?

April 27, 2012

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I haven’t had much time to blog lately, but I wanted to share part three of this series of articles with you.  (Here’s part 1 and part 2 in case you’re just dropping in now.) Feeding the world is a hot button issue.  Politicians talk about it, activists talk about it, and big agri-businesses talk […]

Garden Fever

March 3, 2012

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It’s that time of year again.  The CSA is signed up for, my seeds are ordered, and the first day of spring is less than three weeks away.  I’m really starting to get excited.  A few of these things are still in the mail, but this is what I’ll be planting: 10 Lily bulbs (grocery […]

Can Organic Keep You Healthy?

February 9, 2012

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Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor.  The opinions expressed below are purely my own and do not constitute medical advice of any kind.  Thank you. In the post Can Organic Heal the Earth, we discussed conventional and organic farming methods and their effects on the health of the larger environment. In this post, I’d like to […]

Can Organic Heal the Earth?

November 29, 2011

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The world we live in is made up of information. We are constantly bombarded by information, via television, radio, magazines, newspapers, status updates, and tweets.  It can be hard to know which sources to believe, who to trust. Controversial topics can be particularly difficult to understand. One such topic is the debate over organic versus […]

Genetically Engineered Sugar Beets

March 12, 2011

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In early February the USDA approved the planting and production of genetically engineered sugar beets.  The first crop will be planted this spring.  Unlike previous GMO approvals there was no Environmental Impact Study (EIS) done in this case.  Or rather, there is one, but it hasn’t been completed yet and the approval was granted anyway. […]