Child poverty should be putting you off your dinner

Image: www.killmoney.net Considering the very big dependency we have on food and the fact that mankind has been walking the earth and eating from it for the last however-many hundreds of generations, you’d really think it was about time we got better at feeding people, right?  Well, we suck. Not only are there famines in […]

Loving Local Food – The Ooooby Story

Starting in 2009 as an online community for people who like to grow food out of our own backyard, the Ooooby phenomenon has seen a huge rate of growth. Here is part of the Ooooby story. To support the cause, sign up for freshly delivered produce at www.ooooby.org, or join in the community at www.ooooby.ning.com. […]

E. Coli: Lessons for the Home

The E. Coli outbreaks that have become so prevalent overseas lately are enough to make one’s spinach wilt at the mere thought. It does soldify in my mind one simple lesson for the home gardener : NEVER put fresh manure on your vegetable garden. ALWAYS make sure it is composted well, with lashings of lime. […]