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Growing Wisdom
Local farms are creating new ways to be sustainable
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:30:44

When I was about 10 years old, I ended up moving a bunch of frogs from a pond near my house to another pond, because the first pond was being destroyed to make room for new houses. This was all prior to the protection of wetlands we hav...


How to start seeds and transplant them into larger containers
Sun, 21 Jun 2015 08:08:14

Starting your own plants from seed is a very rewarding experience. The idea you can put a seed in some soil, get it to germinate, grow and then put it in the ground is still amazing to me after decades of doing this.

Some seeds ...


Composting is a great way to make your own soil
Sat, 13 Jun 2015 15:40:48

Home gardening has really become a bigger and bigger part of many people’s lives over the past decade. Part of this trend is the desire to grow one’s own food. The graphic below from the National Gardening Association gives us a good i...


Weather Wisdom
One of the warmer periods of summer brings us into September
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:53:07

Meteorological summer comes to a close today as the warmest quarter of the year is just about over. While statistically this is the case, the fringes of any season often resemble the previous or the next one. Early September often feels ...


Are you ready for summer in September? (And what about the winter of 2015-2016?)
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:47:41

Meteorological summer ends this weekend as we close out the month of August. This represents the end of the warmest quarter of the year, and next up is the transitional season of autumn. The summer of 2015 will go down as a somewhat dr...


Erika continues moving westward, while summer pattern locks in for New England
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:00:33

Tropical storm Erika is continuing to churn her way westward in the Atlantic Wednesday and is poised to perhaps make landfall on the east coast of the Florida peninsula early next week. If the forecasted strengthening does occur, Erika ...


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