Monday, December 22, 2008



nyt green issue

seed saving

compost vs landfill

sharon astyk's blog

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

What I'm reading:

e waste

organic gardening

Good Calories, Bad Calories: What Really Makes Us Fat?

Tips From the Potlatch, Where Giving Knows No Slump

NY Times The Green Issue

Friday, December 05, 2008

On my tabs:
How our thanksgiving dinner bears little resemblance to pioneers? Selective growing.
how food prices continue to rise while input prices have actually gone down (ie gas,commodities).
quotes about wine
locavore thanksgiving-haven't read it yet
sent to Jeff Solomon by his wife...candied bacon
worm dude in the media
deja vue
really still have to finish it
the food issue

Monday, December 01, 2008

“Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.”
Charles Kettering

Friday, November 07, 2008

What I'm Reading...

I have been stuck on this page since before a pretty major computer hiccup. Since then I have read a few really great articles


rabbi butcher


and many many blogs.

I guess this doesn't really matter anymore because
Barak Obama is my president.

(I'll believe it when I see it.)

Another llloooonnnnngggggg article I know I will enjoy. Wendell Berry.
interesting, defining a generation, legacy
sent by woody's cousin, interesting urban gardens
Food Issue Page; I have got to get this hard copy.
I like watching RIMM (I think its a canadian company, won a big lawsuit a couple of years ago. Steady growth.
somebody linked to this but I am confused about the author and a couple of other things.
I love alternative energy resources.,%20Fully%20Green&st=cse&oref=slogin
I like this guy dave who saves his plastic.
I got here through Big Man on a Little Bike; he feels offended for a lady they talk about.

Too many tabs.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

"The greatest wealth is to live content with little."

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.
Bill Vaughn
Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky,
We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness.
Kahlil Gibran

Friday, March 21, 2008


lettuce 3.21.08

spinach 3.21.08

tomatoes 3.21.08

The seedcoats on the ensalada tomatoes (foreground) won't fall off. They are just too hard or strong. So after looking at the little seedling struggling to grow and push the seedcoat off, I decided to get involved. After all, nature is limited in a NYC apartment and there would be wind and insects doing little chores for the seedlings that just don't get done. Well as you can see from the photo I popped its head off (the one on the left) in my attempt to help...oops. I'll be more careful next time.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The seedlings are coming along. I am doing my best not to fret too much. I spritz a couple of times a day and fill the bowls they're sitting in, hoping the water wicks up the toilet paper rolls.
They are sitting under a 15watt CFL bulb for now but I am thinking about getting a grow bulb in the next few days.

little gem lettuce 3.19.08

I am not sure when to replant the lettuce. It's looking a little crowded but I want them to be strong enough to take the handling of repotting; it would be devastating to kill them at this point.

grape tomatoes 3.19.08

That is a little ensalada tomato seedling coming up in the background.

teton hybrid spinach 3.19.08

Still nothing from the mint....we'll see. I may have poured some water in the pot and washed the seed too low or maybe I should just be patient.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

I am going to apply to intern for myself next week.....whatya think?
Resume to follow.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

I want to grow a few vegetables in my New York City apartment window this summer. It's just about all I can think about these days. There is plenty of information online about gardening so I am currently reading as much as I can about how to garden. I wish there was a little more written about indoor gardening; I worry about things like how involved I will have to be with flower pollination without insects to do the job. There is a lot to learn.
I have been vermicomposting since early October and figure indoor gardening is a great way to use the worm castings. The little bit of compost tea I have poured into my other houseplants has made a noticeable difference. A rubber tree plant that was trying to die has found the energy to grow a little sprout among the dead stalks.
The windows in our living room face south and we get some pretty strong sun but I am anxious so I did a little photo study of our window to see how our sun looks.

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It doesn't look great for us right now but in a month or so the sun will be higher in the sky and pass over some tall buildings instead of getting lost behind them. There is a new building (I think it is the new New York Times building) in the sun's path, but I am hoping the sun gets high enough to pass over it.
We'll see.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Listening to my friend Peter Villa on his podcast and lovin it.

Recorded 2/23/08

like catchin' up