Reviews

Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation

Reviews

After a toxic oil spill in my garden, one of the readers of our blog kindly contacted mycologist Tradd Cotter on my behalf. One of the perks of having a blog with its group of great readers is people like her. First of all, in case you didn’t know, a mycologist is a biologist who […]

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Garden Tour: P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm

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Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of a tour of the home and gardens at Moss Mountain Farm, P. Allen Smith’s ferme ornée, or ornamented farm, in the Arkansas River Valley near Little Rock, Arkansas. I took an embarrassment of photos and wanted to share some of them with you. At the beginning of the […]

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Book Giveaway: Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land

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Of all the books on growing food, this one deals with what may be the most precious and fragile component of food production: water.  After all,  fine soil, gracious sunlight, the most carefully chosen seeds and plants, without water, is doomed.  How desperate the plight of the farmer or gardener without a way to provide […]

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Book Giveaway: The Resilient Farm and Homestead

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I began reading this book over a week ago and am still tumbling down its fascinating rabbithole, bouncing from one adventure in permaculture to another. In case you are unfamiliar with permaculture, briefly it’s a way of farming which seeks to mimic and enhance (tweak?) the tendencies of nature, working with rather than contrary to […]

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Book Giveaway: Paradise Lot

Garden

When I meet someone new and find out he or she loves to garden, it seems as if we immediately hit on an endless vein of common interests. Soon, we are deep in a discussion of soil and pests and cultivars and comparing lists of what we grow.  I seize on their success stories of […]

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