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April 2010 Blog Posts (20)

May Day at Swallowtail Farms

Swallowtail Farms is a crew of new generation CSA farmers picking up where our grandfathers left off. They are doin it right too. They are doing it sustainable, organic, and they are..read on

Added by michael amish on April 28, 2010 at 11:12pm — No Comments

Beetsa Party

It was a full, full moon over McRorie Community Garden. The owls hooted, the doves cooed, and the air was full of electricity, misty with the setting dew and clouds.







What's Beetsa? Why, it's pizza made with beet sauce, of…

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Added by Michael Levin on April 28, 2010 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Bike of the Day {BOTD}


Today's {BOTD}* is Mark's Zen McRorie fully equipped zippster, shining like a blue star in the sunlight drenched garden. 'Nuf said!

Added by Michael Levin on April 28, 2010 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Running with the Salmon

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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Added by Sh'mal Ellenberg on April 28, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Photos of the Earth





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Trung sent us a PowerPoint file of photos of the Earth, taken by astronaut Sunita Williams. It has sound and you navigate by pressing your page keys. Thanks, Trung. Trung is the proprietor of the Seaside Hostel in Oregon.… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on April 26, 2010 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Gainesville Garden Bike Tour 2010

Gainesville Garden Bike Tour 2010



The Gainesville Garden Bike Tour 2010 occurred yesterday. Click the photo above to see the entire set. No, this is just a draft and you'll get more, but right now I am headed to Finca Mycol for a day of learning about sustainability with the UF Sustainability group...before it pours down rain! I'm bringing some famous Zoobird… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on April 25, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Finca Mycol and Sustainability

Mycol Stevens has the ultimate home organic garden: 20 acres just north of Gainesville, FL. I wrote about Mycol's place on Elephant Journal here. He's cultivated his property with edible plants from all over the world. Just last weekend, Mycol taught an Ethnobotany Intensive workshop at the Forest Hostel in Brunswick, GA. If I… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on April 24, 2010 at 8:54am — No Comments

Reminder to Self - add Greenpath Gathering and LEAF Fest to Zoobird Events!


Yes, meanwhile look around for info on the Greenpath Gathering and LEAF Fest - mountain happenings!

Added by Michael Levin on April 23, 2010 at 7:58pm — 2 Comments

Radiant Heat Zoo...

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Added by michael amish on April 21, 2010 at 2:56pm — 1 Comment

Zoobird Reading Lists



The Zoobird Reading List is on the right column of this homepage and in every Zoobird Group. For example, if you go to the McRorie Community Gardeners Group, you'll see a Reading List specific to the topic of that group. The Reading Lists change frequently, so keep an eye on them for interesting articles.



You know each Zoobird member has a blog. The blog is featured in your member page and also on the… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on April 20, 2010 at 8:46am — No Comments

Barrels of Hope Still Needs Your Help!

OK. So we are moving forward with another demo shelter and we could use your help! We are weaving together some donations of dirt, rubble and polybags for the purpose of really publicizing our efforts via TV20 on Saturday. However, we still need your help to move some earth and bags to build and earthbag shelter similar to the one we will be sending supplies for to Haiti.… Continue

Added by michael amish on April 15, 2010 at 6:15pm — No Comments

Barrels of Hope in The Gainesville Sun

Hey we need your help to volunteer on Saturday to build another demo shelter for TV20. They can help us get the word out. Donate a couple hours of bag filling and lifting for this great cause.

As we continue to gain support and publicity, Barrels of Hope has made it big time...that's right people, we're in the Gainesville Sun. Click here to read all about…

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Added by michael amish on April 13, 2010 at 4:40pm — No Comments

There's A Florida Food Summit Right in Your Backyard...

This week, UF and Alachua County team up to bring the Florida Food Summit.

Check out the info at INDIGOgreen's Blog right here.…

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Added by michael amish on April 12, 2010 at 2:28pm — No Comments

The Field Guide to Snapping


OK, Zoobirds. I want you to turn on your speakers, click on the image above and relax a few minutes. Enjoy!

Added by Michael Levin on April 10, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Bike of The Day {BOTD} ::: Ciöcc

Nemo's Ciöcc {BOTD}



The Ciöcc is a beautiful Italian bike that was designed by frame maker Giovanni Pelizzoli. The factory was founded 60 years ago in Mozzo, Italy. Ciöcc means "poker faced" in Italian slang...



Ciöcc is pronounced like "chee-OH'-ch". The frame is steel, which is much more comfortable on cobblestones you find in the streets of Italian… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on April 9, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

A Harvest Based Garden Plan





This months presentation is "A Harvest Based Garden Plan". Come and learn how to complete a garden plan, meet your food needs, and harvest for peak flavor at Simple Living Institute's Organic Growers Meeting. Bunch or Bush Sweet Potato plants will be available for sale at the meeting: 3 for $1 for current Simple Living members and 2 for $1 for non members.



Read more about Simple Living Institute and the Organic Growers meeting at… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on April 9, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Master Painters Are Finally Gettin' It

New blog post at INDIGOgreen Check it out here.

Added by michael amish on April 8, 2010 at 6:42pm — No Comments

Playing for Change



Turn up your volume, click on the video above and enjoy Playing for Change!



"Playing for Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. The idea for this project arose from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. No matter whether people come from different geographic,… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on April 7, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

A Great Day at the Garden!

A Great Day at the Garden!



Collard greens, kale, cabbage, tomatoes, potatoes, mint, peppers, carrots, tomatillos, echanacea, and garlic chives. Everything's happy and healthy in the garden!



What are you planting this season?





This is my best garden ever. I got the kale, collard greens and cabbage from our local organic grocers. They sell sprouts…

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Added by Michael Levin on April 6, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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