Illustration by Gabriel Tempesta
I hear the ice dripping as it is finally above freezing after a long winter.
The hail bouncing off my coat on my morning walk has turned to rain.
On the first warm day each rain drop leaves an animal at the spot where the raindrop touches the […]
Lacto-Fermented Vegetables Free Virtual Workshop Hosted by Monadnock Food Co-op
The Monadnock Food Co-op will host a free virtual workshop called “Lacto-Fermented Vegetables” on Sunday, April 29, 2021, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Lili Hanft will lead this workshop.
Participants will learn about the many health benefits of probiotic […]
Join us for a Feb. 24 live webinar to learn how a central NH farm leveraged USDA grants and other incentives to fund their solar project.
Does your NH small business have te perfect roof for a solar array?
Are you interested in learning how a solar PV can help your bottom line?
Biogenic Carbon Cycle. You can learn more about this graphic at www.bit.ly/UCD-C-cycle. A video discussion with comments from UC Davis CLEAR Center’s director is at www.bit.ly/Rethink-CH4.
The climate in which we developed our civilization was shaped by grass and the animals that ate it. Co-evolving, grass and grazing herds built […]
Maine Grange Farmer’s Initiative Sets Its Bar High
The Maine Grange Farmer’s Initiative, formed this past August by two members of the Maine State Grange, Toby Martin of Islesboro and Steve Verrill of Poland, is stepping up to take a leadership role by showing how farmers in Maine can join other Mainers in […]
Photo by artist Joyce Dutka
In every snowflake there is a flower waiting. Flowers, when they fade away, become seeds for snowflakes. Snowflakes, when they fall, become flowers when they melt. How else to explain the softness of fresh snow and the warmth of flower petals against the cheek? Snow, […]
Applications Due March 22, 2021
USDA Rural Development (RD) is seeking applications for the Value Added Producer Grant Program (VAPG). Applications will be accepted through close of business on March 22, 2021. State information on the program and application materials are available on RD websites for Vermont and New Hampshire.
The VAPG program helps agricultural […]
Edible Brattleboro volunteers grow food in public spaces, like the grassy area between the Brattleboro Food Coop parking lot and the Whetstone Brook Image: Edibe Brattleboro
When Marilyn Chiarello, founder of Edible Brattleboro, saw a free hoophouse frame offered on a local listserv, she started dreaming. A place for the […]
Watercolor paintings by Joyce Dutka
As soon as I wake up, I hear them singing. Lots of them. Filling the soft morning with song.
I can tell the rain has stopped. They are celebrating.
Birds are always doing amazing things.
How do […]
As a compost educator in central Vermont, I’ve been surprised at how many people tell me that they stop composting over the winter. Although Northeasterners tend to be unfazed by freezing temperatures, even the hardiest may balk at that thirty-second walk outdoors to drop off the food scraps in January. But there are […]