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Villains In The Root Cellar

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

Hedgerows and Fairy Tales

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. […]

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