Residents are cordially invited to the Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties’ Annual Meeting and Dinner on Tuesday, November 28, at Justine’s Restaurant at 399 W. Main St., Cobleskill, NY, 12043. The reception begins at 6:00 p.m. with the dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m. This meeting and dinner offers an opportunity for volunteers, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Pollinators in Peril
In the first comprehensive review of the more than 4,000 native bee species in North America and Hawaii, the Center for Biological Diversity has found that more than half the species with sufficient data to assess are declining. Nearly one in four is imperiled and at increasing risk of […]
By Brie Arthur, published by St. Lynn’s Press, 2017, 189 pages, $21.95
Book review by N. R. Mallery
’Tis the season for gardening. You may have noticed that some people have been growing a few veggies in with flowers in the past couple of years. Perhaps you have even started to do […]
An Interview with Hank Keating
Stone Fruit Farm in Westport, MA.
By Barbara Whitchurch
Stone Fruit Farm, completed in 2016, is a complex of buildings in the small town of Westport, Massachusetts, built to the Passive House (PH) standard. It calls to mind the design of the classic New England connected […]