So, money for fruit farmers, right? $4.2 million dollars, even. https://www.vernonmorningstar.com/news/federal-funding-will-support-tree-fruit-industry/ Yes, but what money, really? Why, according to Erin Wallace, manager for research and development at Summerland Varieties Corporation, the business […]
It is said all the time how water efficient orchards have become with trickle irrigation. Maybe not. If these trees were fruiting in the low winter sun, they would only have apples […]
You know, that ladder, made of aluminum, costs a couple hundred bucks, and represents rivers diverted to produce electricity, salmon extirpated, and native peoples stripped of identities and futures. One could, at […]
Right. Hard at work sleeping in the vineyard, everyone who should have been at work is surprised by the news photographer (me) and begins to make a cunning plan. And what’s that? […]
Here’s a traditional map: It is a map for travelling between cities and towns. Here’s a different kind of map, the government’s tourism photo of Kalamalka Lake, on the south shore of […]
I was reading The Economist, when I chanced upon a review of Chigozie Obioma’s novel An Orchestra of Minorities, a love story (gone wrong) about a chicken farmer in Nigeria. The review was accompanied by this […]
Slim pickings. Migration has its fine points.
Canada is a place that buys bamboo sticks and rods and posts and stakes from China so we can hold up our tomato plants and gladioli and other fine and lovely things […]
Human Garden: Beaver Garden: Both are acts of memory and gestures of hope. But very different!
Just a little gardening report from the Okanagan. Brussels sprouts hanging in there. Quite well, really. Parsley looking good. Wow, it never looked so good! Spring onions? Nice. Hawthorn whistling for the […]