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Archive for May, 2011

The Walking Unprepared

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Many things strike me as metaphorical.  The idea of Zombie Apocalypse, even exploited by the Center For Disease Control, is, I believe, a metaphor for people who refuse to look at the economic situation we are currently in.  They also refuse to consider the ramifications of it.  State governments go broke, the Federal government can’t […]

WMDs

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Bindweed must die. But bindweed is a great survivor.  It’s very aggressive and invasive and winds around plants, choking them to death.  It’s a garden menace.  So I must apply my best strategies, knowing what I know. Bindweed comes up from a mother plant, the roots of which can be as deep as 30 feet […]

Bet Hedgin’

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

My potatoes might be just fine. Mom sent me potato bags.  They’re the size of 5-gallon buckets, made of some kind of newfangled polymer.  You fill them with dirt and stick your potato starts in. Due to our location in a desiccating wind tunnel I mulch compulsively, which might seem counter-productive because I have to […]

Little-Bitty…and Optimal

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

In our present culture the idea of doing something smaller, so as to do it better, is an alien idea. Everybody wants to “go bigger”.  Bigger, or outsized from the scale of nature, is not better.  Growing acres of nothing but corn or soybeans is not better.  It’s just bigger.  You have lots more food […]

Hard Things

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Nature is sometimes gentle, sometimes hard, and wields both forces in infinite wisdom.  Students and stewards of Nature seek to emulate Her, but we have limited wisdom.  We make mistakes.  Sometimes this hurts. This morning wasn’t hard.  Just a reminder how hard it can be. Hardening off seedlings is a process of gradually acclimating them […]

Hip & Yucky talk Spring Cleaning

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Hip & Yucky talk spring cleaning… MP3   H E R E

New video @ Denver Green Streets TV

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Robbie interviews Glenn Wilson from EcoTech Institute about educational opportunities in the green and clean energy fields, and Betty Heid from  Green Job Outsourcing Brokers regarding Denver Green Jobs. Go here to see them, and to catch up on all of her Denver Green Streets TV interviews.  

I Officially Don’t Know Poo

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Despite all my fancy and expensive classes, I still have no idea how to compost animal poo. It’s not easy information to dig up. But it is that time of year to clean out the chicken run. THAT I know how to dig up. I’m taking a wild guess and reducing my risk by containing […]

My Interview With Ana Johansen…

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

…in the latest issue of Denver Green Streets Magazine. Here…