There’s something about chemical agriculture that is so pervasively attractive to the modern mind that it looks for its cultural properties even in organic farming methods. A sustainable organic farming method balances […]
Climate Change and Herbicide in the Okanagan
Here’s the neighbourhood Royal Gala orchard, seen from above. The dark green stripes are grass, the brown stripes are the hedgerows trees, the black stripes are weed-killed soil, and the pale green […]
Want an Apple? The State of Orcharding in the Okanagan Valley, Part 2
Here’s one. This is an orchard sprayer filling station in Okanagan Falls. The plywood appears to be so you can get off the tractor without stepping in the guck while going back […]
The Romance of Wine
Maybe we should stop copying the cultural appropriation of old celtic technology, eh, and get real. Pesticides, Vineyards and Tourists on the Rhine Sometimes it’s hard to keep laughing. Just a thought.
You Thought I Was Angry Before?
This is a post about this: Just an old building in its last days. Sure. Look more closely at the foreground with me. OK, so now the nitty gritty. I do get it, […]
Time Travel Gone Bad
Petrochemical agriculture is a program that uses statistical risk assessment to balance the need of farmers to extract a capital profit out of farming commensurate with the profit to be extracted from […]
Mom is Poisonous But We Love Her Still
What do potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, tobacco, petunias, jack o’lantern plants, ground cherries, tomatilos, and chilies have in common? Mom! Common Nightshade. BX District. Look at these variations in colour. Talk about a […]