I picked this single branch of spigolds today. Look at them shining! This is the kind of apple for picking from the tree and then sharing with whoever comes by, with a […]
Two days ago, I suggested that the former grassland hillsides of the Okanagan Valley (now large, private expanses of unproductive and water-wasting weeds), an area at least equal to the 100s of […]
100 Sustainable Paths for the Okanagan: 19 Currently, agriculture in the Okanagan Valley is industrial, in keeping with colonial models from 1858, when water was diverted through Nlaka’pamux villages in the Fraser […]
Elders do math best. A living calculus. The spiders of the fruiting world! For them, life is a spray of electrons. Why not plant one today? Also great for keeping away sorceresses, […]
This field of swiss grain above Lake Constance is a good example of the kind of conversations humans have with the earth. This represents technology brought from Asia to Europe and used […]
Here we are in a community garden in Stein am Rhein, Switzerland, an old roman fortress, and before that a 4000-year-old settlement where Lake Constance becomes the Rhine. A shaded picnic bench […]
The first people of spring are the first people of the winter to come. Welcome back! December’s pasta sauce in her first, peppery blush.
We are all celebrating. And that’s why posts have been short this past month!
This is the cake my grandmother made. I used to walk 2 miles for a piece of it. 50 metres of that was across a 15 cm. wide set of planks nailed […]
Late in the winter, or early in the spring, the frost, followed b ty thaw and rising sun, will turn these rose hips sweet … … right when they are needed. That’s […]