The history of agriculture has its deepest roots in roots. You could say the very first agricultural tool was a digging stick used to unearth roots. This later evolved into the hoe and plough. Root vegetables have been part of our diet throughout human history. If early humans were anything they were hungry. Getting to […]
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Hedgerows and Fairy Tales By: Barbara Odegard As humans transitioned from primordial forest life to one of agriculture and edge-biotrope developed dividing the two. This evolved into the hedgerow. Hedgerows marked boundaries to declare ownership and kept livestock in and out of fields. These natural hedges acquired a practical purpose with a multitude of uses. […]
The Limited Theory of Nutrition One of the pleasures of my work life is that it allows me time to ponder on issues that concern me and the world I live in. I have always been curious and wondered if there is any one thing that can pinpoint where a certain thing began. Sustainability has […]
Companion Plants and Protective Allies By: Barbara Odegard Using plants as companions and protective allies is the knowledge of which particular plants thrive in the presence of which species and which ones do poorly when in the presence of others. The quality of food and flowers is improved. Pests and disease are reduced. These relationships […]
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Growing a garden is like learning a language. You need to learn it and then use it. Some very basic information is needed and then you immerse yourself in the environment and you learn more and more as you go.