SUSTAINABLE FOOD

A GREAT GIFT FOR GARDENERS

This year I did my required volunteer hours (and then some!) for the Madison Area Master Gardeners Association by co-editing its Wisconsin Garden Journal.  The efforts and expertise of many Master Gardener Volunteers were poured enthusiastically into this volume.  THIS BOOK WOULD MAKE A GREAT GIFT FOR EVERY GARDENER IN […]

CRANBERRIES PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE

No matter where you sit down to your Thanksgiving meal this Thursday, your cranberries may well have been grown in Wisconsin.  We produce more cranberries here than any other state.  Cranberries were grown here before Wisconsin achieved statehood in 1830.  Your cranberries may have come from one of  13 commercial […]

TOURING ROOT CELLARS

To live sustainably, we have to learn how to use the sun’s energy in real time – the way people used to do it before we began to depend on the super-charged sun power of fossil fuels.  Some solutions are high tech like solar panels and some solutions are low […]

FOOD DAY OCTOBER 24

Next Monday, October 24, is Food Day, sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nonprofit watchdog group.  This organization has been working for safer food since 1971.  They promoting meals built around vegetables, fruits and whole grains instead of processed packaged foods.  They have coordinated many […]