Composting isn’t easy — I deliver mine to the local green market when my container is full — how about you?

This article mentions, but only in its final paragraph, the very successful composting program offered by GrowNYC. That’s the one i use. It requires participants to collect compost at home and periodically deliver the collection to the nearby green market. My understanding is that they've collected one million tons of compost by that method. The … Continue reading Composting isn’t easy — I deliver mine to the local green market when my container is full — how about you?

Food won’t be growing in the same places soon

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/10/25/658588158/5-major-crops-in-the-crosshairs-of-climate-change 5 Major Crops In The Crosshairs Of Climate Change October 25, 201811:49 AM ET DAN CHARLES Twitter Heather Kim/NPR Climate change is coming like a freight train, or a rising tide. And our food, so dependent on rain and suitable temperatures, sits right in its path. The plants that nourish us won't disappear entirely. … Continue reading Food won’t be growing in the same places soon

Time to listen to Iowa farmers — they know what climate change is doing Now

As continues to be the case, the Guardian UK continues to produce the best daily coverage of climate change and global warming stories. This is one. Politicians say nothing, but US farmers are increasingly terrified by it – climate change Research forecasts Iowa corn yields could drop in half within the next half-century thanks to … Continue reading Time to listen to Iowa farmers — they know what climate change is doing Now

Honey Crisp apple is a modern wonder but producers/growers earn the premium customers pay

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-08/the-curse-of-the-honeycrisp-apple? The Curse of the Honeycrisp Apple Everyone’s favorite apple is leaving Northeastern orchards out on a limb. By Deena Shanker and Lydia Mulvany November 8, 2018, 5:00 AM EST Bite into a Honeycrisp apple and you understand why consumers are willing to pay so much for a piece of fruit: the crunch. That’s no … Continue reading Honey Crisp apple is a modern wonder but producers/growers earn the premium customers pay

Increase the volume you compost by adding these (possibly surprising) items

BTW, if you don't have an animal problem (they love the smell as the eggs rot), you can also compost over-age eggs. I turned the list (without the commentary) into a 2-column PDF that I'm printing out for the frig until these become second nature. https://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/25-things-you-should-start-adding-your-compost-pile.html 25 things you should start adding to your compost … Continue reading Increase the volume you compost by adding these (possibly surprising) items

Farmers know climate change is real even if politicians have heads in sand

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/19/politicians-say-nothing-but-us-farmers-are-increasingly-terrified-by-it-climate-change Politicians say nothing, but US farmers are increasingly terrified by it – climate change Climate change Research forecasts Iowa corn yields could drop in half within the next half-century thanks to extreme weather – yet it’s not part of the political conversation Art Cullen Fri 19 Oct 2018 08.00 EDTLast modified on Wed 24 Oct 2018 11.46 EDT … Continue reading Farmers know climate change is real even if politicians have heads in sand

The thirst for water and the greed to privatize are tussling in the western US

 Food & Water Watch Nov. 01, 2018 11:00AM EST Cheryl Walsh Bellville An Aquifer From the Ice Age Becomes a Battleground in New Mexico By Eleanor Bravo Imagine: a deep, pristine aquifer persists without incident for more than 11,700 years in the Valley of San Augustin. It is revered and left unmarred by the community … Continue reading The thirst for water and the greed to privatize are tussling in the western US