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Master Gardener Volunteer Annual Seed Swap – Middleburgh, NY

The Schoharie and Otsego Master Gardener Volunteers will host the Annual Master Gardener Seed Swap on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Participation is free, and you do not have to donate seeds to benefit. A selection of 2017 seeds will be available as supplies last. The Schoharie Master Gardener Seed Swap will be held at the […]

Farm & Food Economy Report to VT Legislature

Workforce development critical to sustain local food economy

2017 Farm to Plate Annual Report shows successful implementation of Vermont’s food system plan has created need for more farm and food workers to meet food business expansion goals due to increased consumer demand

Montpelier, Vt. – Representatives of the Vermont Farm to Plate Network […]

How to Fly

Paintings by Gabriel Tempesta

By David Fried

The apple was waiting to take its first steps away from its tree. It had made it through the winds of winter and the hot evenings of summer when it rarely rained or cooled off. She heard the pears in a tree nearby saying, “Wait, […]

More on Joseph Mangum in Puerto Rico

The forests around Utuado, Puerto Rico, were largely destroyed by the storm. US Department of Agriculture Photo, Master Sgt. Joshua DeMotts | 1st Combat Camera Squadron

By George Harvey

I last posted on the Green Energy Times website about the work Joseph Mangum was doing in Puerto Rico in “Joseph’s First Two […]

Planting, Gathering and Storing Nuts

A Squirrel’s Guide to Homegrown Sustenance in the North

Credit: Gabriel Tempesta

By David Fried

Inspired by The Man Who Planted Trees, a book by John Giono and Bill Mackentley (my mentor), I planted black walnuts, Korean pine nuts, hazelberts and shagbark hickories on our hill in northern Vermont. They grew and […]

Solar Powers the Common Ground Fair in Maine!

Common Ground Fair, September 22 – 24, 2017

Coming to Unity, Maine this year for the Common Ground Fair? This year, there’s a special attraction: the power of the sun! ReVision is deeply grateful to further its partnership with the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (MOFGA) with the installation of 311 solar panels which […]

Elmore Roots: I Drink to Your Health!

By David Fried

All over the world at this very moment friends are lifting their glasses and saying: “Skol!,” “Cheers!,” “Nazdrovia!,” or perhaps “L’chaim!”

They are not lifting a zucchini or an olive to say this, but something magical and transformative that they can drink.

We who grow and harvest fruit can have the pleasure […]

Using Permaculture Plants to Repel Insects in the Yard and Garden

by David Fried

Sometimes what a cat likes, an insect hates.

Throughout time, people who have time outdoors have known what to plant to keep insects from biting them constantly. We seem to have forgotten some of these plants and their usefulness and ease of growing.

Growing food without poisons. Painting by Gabriel […]

Research on Bovine Flatulence

Cattle near Wantastiquet Mountain in southwestern New Hampshire (Redjar, Wikimedia Commons)

By George Harvey

Conventional wisdom on beef and dairy products is that they are responsible for a large part of our greenhouse gas emissions. The issue of how to deal with that is not without its controversies, and there is still […]

Rotating Crops for Sustainability

Bee visiting an alfalfa flower (Ivar Leidus, Wikimedia Commons)

By George Harvey

The Union of Concerned Scientists has released a report on crop rotation, “Rotating Crops, Turning Profits” (UCS report). It is available as a pdf file at http://bit.ly/UCS-crop-rotation. It has a lot to say about the agricultural and environmental advantages of […]