Zoma makes some mighty fine kraut! I just bought some and it's good. It has a light, appealing flavor and it's delicious. I got mine at a local (to Gainesville, FL) place called The Community Co-op, which is a community owned store that does its best to offer high quality, locally…Continue
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I dropped by the garden today and took a peek at the lovely plants. That's Shane in the photo above, one of our gardeners, with a turnip. The recent cold weather affected a few. In general, all is well. There are a huge abundance of beautiful, tasty plants in our garden. Click on the photo above to see the set. As for me, I wound up with some tasty mesclun for a salad Christmas eve. I wish…Continue
Added by Michael Levin on December 24, 2012 at 5:37pm — No Comments
Yesterday, I was bummed that I didn't have some ingredients to make Thai sweet chili tofu to go with some delicious brussel sprouts and black rice. Then, it occurred to me that it's been a long time since I had any Jamaican style food.…Continue
Added by Michael Levin on December 11, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
Hi to all here at Zoobird! Those sprouts you see above are in my garden now. If you garden, how's your Fall garden doing?
Added by Michael Levin on October 23, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments
(Photo by Katie Best)
Beautyberries are in full swing here in the Swamp. They're edible, contrary to what many people say.
Added by Michael Levin on September 25, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
My patch at the community garden has blessed me and my friends and family with lots of broccoli and salad greens this past season. The collards were abundant and I made use of some, but this season my collard tastebuds weren't as attracted to the leafy green collard buddies I usually befriend.
End of last week I pulled ut the remains of the broccoli and the collard greens.…Continue
Added by Michael Levin on May 14, 2012 at 12:15pm — No Comments
These sprouts started out in the grocery store and then germinated about 4 days in my kitchen. …Continue
Added by Michael Levin on March 22, 2012 at 10:25am — No Comments
"A French court on Monday declared U.S. biotech giant Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer, a judgment that could lend weight to other health claims against pesticides.
In the first such case heard in court in France, grain grower Paul…
The 2012 Florida Earthskills Gathering is now behind us and still in our hearts, so I ask you all that attended (I couldn't make it) to please add your thoughts, impressions, hopes and desires for the future and anything else that you want to this Zoobird blog post. That includes photos (links are best),…
Added by Michael Levin on February 11, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
I had a chance to visit one of the new kind of dairy farmers yesterday – the kind who fills a farm
with a variety of people, and animals, plants and trees, and new ideas. This kind of farmer is fascinated with the way things work: how water and air flow through soil, how organic matter is built up or depleted, the impacts of plowing, the intricacies of grazing, the behavior of cows, chickens, predator hawks, shepherd…
Photo by Michael Levin
There's an eye catcher on Elephant Journal entitled "Why I Don't Eat Organic". The answer, of course, is because it's so expensive. The recent freeze has thrown tomato prices skyward.…Continue
Added by Michael Levin on July 8, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Blow up your TV throw away your paper
Go to the country, build you a home
Plant a little garden, eat a lot of peaches...
I'm headed up to the garden today. Lots of weeds to pull. I've been away for a while and nature's taken its course.
The Urban Farmer suggests these plants for October:…
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We are a loosely-connected group…Continue
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You can read (I like it) or you can go outside and discover a few things yourself. What’s a You Pick farm? It’s a farm where you visit and pick your own fruit. There’s a new
hostel in Gainesville called “The Zen Hostel”. Owner Tobe Terrell gave
me a book…
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Yes, meanwhile look around for info on the Greenpath Gathering and LEAF Fest - mountain happenings!
Added by Michael Levin on April 9, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments