WHAT GARDENERS ARE GROWING AND WHY

Here is an article I wrote that appeared this week in Isthmus, Madison’s weekly newspaper: A first-of-its-kind study analyzes how much Madison-area gardeners produce and why Surprise, it’s not just about food! Denise Thornton on Thursday 09/15/2011 When Vincent Smith came to Madison to study urban agriculture, he picked fertile […]

THE SUPER DUPER SEPTIC TANK

We are ready to flush our toilet, except that we don’t have one yet.  That has to wait till the house is built next summer. However, our drainfield has been planned, approved, laid in, and seeded over.  And last week a super-duper septic tank was added to the project.  I […]

IRRIGATION AND GLOBAL WARMING

I’ve been thinking about irrigating as we plan to sink cisterns beside the barn to store rain water.  With precipitation starting to come in more intense episodes in the Midwest followed by long dry spells, it seems like the best idea. This press release from UW-Madison writer Jill Sakai takes […]