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Adam Lowry
By Adam Lowry on Mon, Jul 11, 2016 - 4:12pm

The Struggle of Subbing: Why Giving Up Dairy Seems so Hard

As a passionate environmentalist, I understand that the food and beverages we choose to consume significantly impact not only our own health, but also the health of our planet.

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melekai
By melekai on Thu, Feb 11, 2016 - 6:08pm

Vertical gardening?

Aloha,

(Reposting as a new discussion; apologies for duplication.)

Is anyone doing vertical gardening?

I am on a very small lot, with taller houses around me, so I'm wanting to maximize vertical space use. Still in the planning phase. Curious what others might be doing in this arena, what vertical systems you're using, and what plants you've selected. Also interested whether any of us have tried aquaponics.

Mahalo for any information you might want to share.

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henryse
By henryse on Thu, Apr 2, 2015 - 9:21am

Beekeeping in the Northwest

Where is a good place to learn how to become a beekeeper in the Northwest?

Thanks,

Henry

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Jbarney
By Jbarney on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 - 7:54am

Hard Work Up In Vermont/Rewarding Experiences

Hi folks,

While these days of prepping, or the long months and years of having hints about a grim future can sometime get us down, I just wanted to share the experience I had yesterday and how rewarding it was.  I am of a mind that society can and will recover from collapse and many things built today can be reworked, in a more positive way, in the future.  Hard work today doesn't have to mean it will be harder in the future.

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kevinoman0221
By kevinoman0221 on Sun, Jan 18, 2015 - 4:41pm

Annual Scion Exchange Jan 24th @ 10am Santa Rosa Veterans Building - share/get fruit tree cuttings or get a fruit tree for $8

I have not been to one of these before but it sounds fantastic. I am copying info from posts on a Santa Rosa forum on Reddit.

Big event where you can get scions (aka cuttings) of interesting uncommon varieties that you can graft on to your existing fruit trees or rootstocks OR you can buy a rootstock there for a very small price ($3 or so) and have an expert graft your scion of choice for another small price ($5 or so).

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Liz Connor
By Liz Connor on Sat, Jan 17, 2015 - 11:52pm

If you want to help in a great global environmental project

I have recently been inspired by the activities of whatifwechange.org, which encourages people interested in investing and/or donating money in an international project that helps indigenous groups living in degraded land to understand the damage they have done to their local ecosystem by trying to continue their traditional way of life, eg by deforestation or over-fishing. Then, with co-ordination and financial compensation from the project, they start acting together to restore their land to productive functioning.

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Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Sun, Sep 28, 2014 - 4:22pm

Is it Tree-Pruning Time?

Like all trees, you prune fruit trees for many reasons:

  • to make the tree a desired shape
  • to remove damaged or dead tissue
  • rejuvenation
  • to promote branching, fruiting

Remember the three "T"s:

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thebrewer
By thebrewer on Wed, Jul 30, 2014 - 3:17pm

Moles eating my garden...help!

I live in NW Connecticut and I am having a terrible problem with moles around and under my garden. I need suggestions to make them leave. I'm not interested in poisons because of my chickens and pets and if I tried those moles killing traps my kids would be very unhappy.

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suziegruber
By suziegruber on Sat, Jun 21, 2014 - 3:09pm

We Need Volunteers for the Gravenstein Apple Fair

Now in its 41st year the Gravenstein Apple Fair will be held at Ragle Ranch in Sebastopol on August 9th & 10th.  This old time country fair celebrates the Gravenstein apple harvest as well as local agriculture and artisans.  In addition to amazing music, food, beer & cider, new this year is the Artisan Cheese Tent and the DIY tent which will feature a wheat threshing demonstration.  You can learn more about the fair here.