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Michael Levin's Blog – September 2008 Archive (6)

Enhance your Garden with Worms!



Hello all Zoobirds! I'm back from Ireland and Scotland. It was a good trip. All went well until Saturday. I somehow caught a bug on the plane back and have been feeling sick until now. Who knows what caused it. I've been eating rice and chickpeas under strict orders from my doctor. And, sleeping a lot. I think I am better today...but I am going to take it slow. Meanwhile, there's nothing stopping me from writing!



Today is a special day. It's the Jewish new year,…

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Added by Michael Levin on September 30, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

Signing up

I met someone here in Dublin who lives in Berkeley, CA. She said she doesn't own a house, lives in a small 1bdr flat and her friends sometimes comment that she is such an "un-slave" to fashion. She said she lives like this because she doesn't want to sign up. Now, she is a hospitalist, so there's no real financial issue, but her point is that she lives way below her means and only materially to her needs. I like that philosophy. Comments?

PS - I hope we see her here in Zoobird! That's…

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Added by Michael Levin on September 26, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Irish Organic Lifestyles



Some of you know that I once lived in Ireland. Well, the next entries you'll get here will be from Eire. I'm going back to the Emerald Isle tomorrow for the rest of the month.

Donal O'Hare's place is one stop I'll make. Donal is a tree specialist with the Republic of Ireland. You see me with his dog, Sparky, at the top of beautiful Wicklow Mountain in the photo above. I'll tell more about Donal and his work in the…

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Added by Michael Levin on September 12, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

A Good Day at the Garden







The spring harvest yielded wonderful vegetables. There's a view of Sh'mal's patch in May '08. You can see the collard greens in the center, which are the hardiest veggies in the patch. Just to their right is kale. The garlic chives (three sprouts on the bottom of the photo) make for delicious additions to salads and many recipes. The Daikon radishes are huge. See the lush, soft patch of lamb's quarters near… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on September 4, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Letter to Sh'mal

In case you Zoobirds haven't met Sh'mal yet, here's a video I call "Sh'mal, the benefactor" to introduce him:







And, here's a letter I just wrote to Sh'mal, who has moved to Seattle.







Hi Shmal! I sent you a shot of the garden I took yesterday and you replied:



"Looking at the garden makes me feel that I'm still there."



The earth was very soft and easy to work with. The weeds came up pretty well. I am…

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Added by Michael Levin on September 3, 2008 at 9:52am — 2 Comments

Zoobirds Write!

We have a magic community here at Zoobird! Here are some of the things our members have written about:







Robbie, my vegan friend I met at the NW Hostel in Portland with his friend Gabby, who I hope joins Zoobird, has taught me so much about healthy food. Gabby has, too!…

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Added by Michael Levin on September 1, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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