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Solitude Farm

Posted by Michael Levin on May 24, 2011 at 9:43am 0 Comments



“Dear friends, I am Krishna McKenzie and I started and run Solitude Farm in Auroville, Tamil, Nadu, India. Since 18 years, I have been deeply…

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New farms, Old ways

Posted by davidreed on October 6, 2011 at 3:16pm 1 Comment



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…

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Breathing in Mt. Rainier

Posted by Sh'mal Ellenberg on October 7, 2011 at 4:01pm 2 Comments

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BREATHING IN MT. RAINER





Harry was sitting on a bench near Puget Sound with a fixated stare 50-miles away at mammoth Mt. Rainer. He was feeling a connection, inwardly laughing, musing to himself: “we’re both part of the earth; she just happened to grow a bit larger than me.” He wondered if there was a way to make a tangible,… Continue

Les Rapides, at The Congo River

Posted by Michael Levin on August 31, 2010 at 10:27am 0 Comments

Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

Les Rapides, at The Congo River with children swimming, a boat and Kinshasha, DRC on the far shore. A new set of photos at the Flickr link!

NPR is running a series of stories this week about the Congo River and just this place.…

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Sexy Radish Farm

Posted by Michael Levin on April 25, 2011 at 9:15am 1 Comment

 

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...

(John Prine song)…

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Running with the Salmon

Posted by Sh'mal Ellenberg on April 28, 2010 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

I wrote this story for an under 300 word contest. The story came to me after standing by a stream in a park outside of Seattle that had a sign about the stream, that fifty years

ago, during spawning season, the stream was filled with salmon bank to bank. Next

fall I’ll have to check out how few there are. And there was a metal statue of

the otter in the park.…

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The organic farming revolution...


"People will tell you the organic farming revolution that's taking place is about food safety or ecolgical concerns, but I think if you dig down deep, you'll find that the revolution is really about what people are missing in their lives: good food and a connection to the land, both of which puts us in touch with basic spiritual values."

from The Sun Magazine: "Earthly Delights, Cultivating a new Agricultural Revolution: An Interview with Michael Abelman", by Arnie Cooper, June 2003

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Michael has an affinity for lambsquarters. He agreed that lambsquarters and dahl may be a solution to world hunger. Plus, they taste good.

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Tao, non-doing from a 3rd century statement

Started by Michael Levin in Mind, Body and Spirit May 25, 2011. 0 Replies

Prince Wen Hui's cook was cutting up an ox.Out went a hand, down went a shoulder. He planted a foot.He pressed a knee. The ox fell apart with a whisper. The bright cleaver murmured like a gentle wind. Rhythm! Timing! Like a sacred dance. Like the…Continue

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Juicing

Started by Michael Levin in Juice. Last reply by Michael Levin Oct 3, 2017. 10 Replies

My juicer creates more pulp than I think it should. Champion makes a juicer that is much more efficient. Combine it with something that looks like a hydraulic auto transmission lift and some cheesecloth and you have a very efficient, if time…Continue

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fair and balanced trade

Started by Carol McDonald in Life. Last reply by tittiger Nov 27, 2008. 11 Replies

travelling in brazil and buenos aires recently I was wondering why has North America been (generally) more successful than South America? Brazil and Argentina had economic booms... and busts. I think it is because historically N. America has had a…Continue

St. Augustine grass problems

Started by Charlene Dietz in Gardening - Seasons. Last reply by Michael Levin Jun 25, 2008. 1 Reply

We have a part of our lawn that has this on going problem. Every summer it develops brown places and the grass dies. The yard care people say it isn't chinch bugs nor is it brown patch. We need to do something to keep the yard from dying away.Any…Continue

Swatting Flies

Started by Michael Levin in Life Jun 19, 2008. 0 Replies

You know what really bugs me? Repetitive tasks, not learning from my own mistakes, forgetting things. I'm a glass half full kind of person. So, this isn't about what you don't like.…Continue

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