Happy New Year, Zoobirders! We'll all be thinking about times gone by and the coming year today. Zoobird has grown to hundreds of members this year. Thanks for all the content. We've got the whole healthy, organic lifestyle represented here. If you see something missing that you'd like, just let us know.
My favorite parts of Zoobird have been the new fiction, the fun I've had telling about Great Days in the Garden, and all the things… Continue
Thanks, Shmal - The Nation: "“WAR IS OVER! IF YOU WANT IT” – a full page ad in the Sunday New York Times Dec. 27 must have puzzled many readers. The ad marked an anniversary: it was 40 years ago today that John Lennon and Yoko Ono launched their “War Is Over!” campaign, with billboards in New York, London, Hollywood,… Continue
Added by Michael Levin on December 28, 2009 at 3:33pm —
Holiday time can be miserable, especially if you're on the street. Extreme conditions can be euphoric, too. I interviewed Richard Emerson on Swampcast one day at Lake Eola in Orlando. You can hear the euphoria in Richards… Continue
Added by Michael Levin on December 26, 2009 at 1:30pm —
The birds were singing, the breeze was blowing and you could smell the rosemary in the garden the other day. I've been all over the place the past few weeks and had finally a chance to drop by my patch to tend the plants.
That's McRorie community gardener Nick in the photo above. He and I chatted and I hope you all get a chance to meet him virtually here at the Zoobird community. I wrote about this latest Great Day in the Garden on Elephant… Continue
Added by Michael Levin on December 23, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Whenever I begin a blog post with the title "...and Everything Else...", I'm going to do some free associating. So brace yourself.
It's a sunny day here in the Swamp (as I affectionately call Florida, where I live now). Here I am, minding my own business and just piddling around. I really should be outside, riding a cool, red bike I just got. Click the photo below to go to the Bike Zoo and read along with me… Continue
This just in from Avaaz: “We just got word that the UK’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown would like to update Avaaz members on the Copenhagen summit and answer some questions from us TODAY (Wednesday), before he sits down with Barack Obama, Germany’s Angela Merkel, China’s Wen Jiabao, President Lula from Brazil and other top leaders.
A conference call with the UK Prime Minister at 5.30pm European time (4.30pm GMT /…Continue
Added by Michael Levin on December 16, 2009 at 10:30am —
BUILDING MY CABIN
New Mexico was sort of our training ground for getting us into the frame of mind for what we wanted to do in Arkansas. In New Mexico the hippies had adobe models for building their homes, but in Nogo, like I said, we were freer in building our houses. I had never built anything before, hence some of what I built was pretty primitive and basic, but worked. At least when I, with some help from Eloise and Lance, built my cabin, no one could tell me it didn’t meet community… Continue
Somehow a top official from CropLife -- the powerful chemical industry
trade group that went after Michelle Obama's organic garden -- has been
nominated to serve as America's chief agricultural negotiator for
international trade. If confirmed by the Senate, Isi Siddiqui, who has
spent the last several years of his career fighting various restrictions
and bans on environmentally hazardous pesticides, would bring that
"The noticeably bitter taste of turnip greens has been linked by researchers to its calcium content. On an ounce-for-ounce basis, turnip greens contain about 4 times more calcium than a much less bitter-tasting cruciferous vegetables like cabbage."
Have you always wanted to make your own bread? Well, here's a little article about making rye bread with a bread machine. This bread machine came from a thrift store and only cost $11.99! The ingredients to make Russian Rye were so simple you won't believe how easy it was. Enjoy!