Monthly Archives: March 2017

Gardening au naturel?

I never thought about gardening au naturel – in the buff, in the nude – why would you want to?  I guess the soil might feel good on bare feet, but if it does, then why not just take off your shoes? We had a friend who gardened in the buff. He was an architect […]

Pesticides kill 200,000 annually – UN report

A recent United Nations study estimates that 200,000 people, mostly farmers in the developing world, die every year due to the excessive use of pesticides. These farmers, like many homeowners, have been charmed by the handful of chemical companies, some of which also ironically produce life saving medicines, that chemical pesticides are necessary to growing […]

Great gardening tips and advice and it’s free!

If you’re a gardener and haven’t seen the Maine Organic Farmer and Grower’s weekly bulletin, you may be missing out on a valuable resource. Their free weekly newsletter is full of advice, suggestions, meetings, and workshops where you can meet experienced gardeners and learn how to grow your garden organically without using harmful chemical pesticides. […]

Rid your property of the browntail moth now!

One of the great free resources we have here in Maine is the weekly bulletin of the Maine Organic Farmers and Growers Association (MOFGA). Especially important is one recent bulletin that contains advice about taking care of Browntail Moth right now while their eggs are still in those nasty webs found in oak trees and […]