The Easiest Thing You Can Do to Save the World

As part of the master composter program through Denver Urban Gardens, we were required to take a tour of a landfill near Denver. This experience should be mandatory for school children nationwide. The worst thing about the trip was not the stench, the seagulls,…

International Day of Climate Action

Our honeybees would like to remind you that today is the International Day of Climate Action and that we must work to pressure our leaders to¬†agree to reduce carbon emissions to a fair and sustainable level of 350 ppm. A level that scientists and…

Ecological Disaster Looms! Film at 11:00

It is fall which means just one thing: untold millions of bags of leaves will go into landfills around the country. It goes without saying, that you are using a mulching mower to convert leaves into fertilizer for your lawn. And, of course, anything…

Honeybee and Bumblebee: An Up Close Comparison

one of our honeybees

Above is one of our honeybees, below a bumblebee. Both are gathering nectar and pollen from a sunflower in our garden.

The value of time.

I have recently read two books The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris www.fourhourworkweek.com and Vagabonding by Rolf Potts www.vagabonding.net which both discuss the idea of time being a form of wealth. This is something I almost instinctually understood once I began to work…

Truckbed Tribe Poetry

I was once a part of a group of poets known only to themselves as the Truckbed Tribe. Matt, Rhoade, Alaska, Giovanni others who I do not list because I cannot remember their names sat in the back of a pickup and read poems…

And the horse you rode in on… Fresh Horseradish & Bloody Mary Recipe

Horseradish

I am dying to harvest this horseradish. I cannot wait to make a Bloody Mary with my own homegrown freshly grated horseradish. It is a long time till the first frost, but everyone needs a goal in life. My current personal recipe is here….