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Michael Levin's Blog – January 2010 Archive (11)

Rain Barrels



I saw a rain barrel collection setup last weekend at Indigo Green Store that made me want to do one myself. Abundant Edible Landscapes has installed a large drum and fitted it with a solar panel to power a small electric pump for irrigation. Fantastic! We're in Florida and there's lots of rainfall. Even so, the soil is sandy and not absorbant. It's also a good idea to utilize rainfall as a… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on January 31, 2010 at 9:41am — No Comments

McRorie Gardeners Justin and Lindsay say Hi!

A Great Day at the Garden

Added by Michael Levin on January 30, 2010 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Random acts of Kindness

I dropped by Shmal's Facebook page and found this in his latest post.… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on January 29, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Weeds and Fallow Gardens

8th Ave Bike and Coffee



Yesterday I ran across a tattered copy of "The People's Guide to Gardening" at Indigo Green Store's Earth Bag Homebuilding workshop. It said leaving our garden bare for a little while after weeding is the best way to keep the little weeds from coming back so soon.



So, there you have it. It makes sense that weeds cling sometimes to other plants.… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on January 24, 2010 at 11:32am — No Comments

Italian Steel, Legendary Frames and Good Vibes... It's easy as ABC

8th Ave Bike and Coffee



I dropped by 8th Ave Bikes and Coffee this weekend. I'm calling it 8BC from now on, because I'll be talking abut the good vibes, Italian steel, and legendary frames to my friends.



8th Ave Bike and Coffee



What we have here is a… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on January 24, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

A Great Day at the Garden 1/17/10

A Great Day at the Garden



Yesterday, I headed up to McRorie Community Garden and had a look at my patch. There were some radishes ready to pick. Thanks to Zoobird Bob Tuskin and his Survivalist seeds for these! I gathered some mint and collard greens, as well.…





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Added by Michael Levin on January 18, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Community Gardening....at McRorie

McRorie Community Garden





The photo above is one of the first I took of the McRorie Community Garden. It's been a cold December-January, and some freezes have had an impact on the plants in our garden. But, today, for the first time in weeks, it's both warm and dry. The sun is shining. You can click the photo above and see the album I made of the McRorie Community Garden and all the people there. It's… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on January 17, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

How to Make Kombucha Tea



I've been curious about kombucha ever since Zach Lutz wrote about here on Zoobird. I tried it for the first time the other day at a coffee shop in Orlando called the Drunken Monkey.



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Added by Michael Levin on January 16, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

One Love - A Great Day at the Garden 1/13/10



We have had some cold weather here in Gainesville, haven't we? Well, settle back, click the video above and listen to One Love performed by musicians around the world and have a stroll through McRorie Community Garden with me...



A Great Day at the Garden



Here's yours truly, happy to be at the garden. But, it's been freezing at night and some… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on January 15, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Falkland and S Georgia Island Wildlife



You probably saw Sandra Critelli’s viral Stingray photos (more accurately known as Cownose Rays or Golden Rays Rhinoptera Bonasus ) as they circumnavigated the web. If you missed them, click here. Sandra just took a new set of photos from the Falkland and S Georgia… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on January 12, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Life is like a Mustard Seed



"What is life?





It is like a mustard seed - smaller than all seeds.…



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Added by Michael Levin on January 2, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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