Archives from April 2015

Tea for Trees

If you are not thinking in terms of planting more plants, and knowing your landscape I don't think you are, I'd rake some compost and Yum-Yum mix into the soil (1" deep), and then I'd be sure that the tree has plenty (3" thick) of mulch . Finally, I'd drench it with compost tea as per the page below... .... Melissa also recommends "Great Garden Formulas" which quotes Bob Pennington.

04/29/2015 | (0) Comments

Reading Land in New Mexico

Normally, I don’t hold court at posh resorts featuring bright-green golf courses. Especially on the Saturday night before Earth Day, I’m liable to seethe loudly about pompous fairways, water waste, lawnmower emissions, and toxic fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, and rodenticides.

04/10/2015 | (0) Comments

“Mandatory Statewide California Water Reductions”

It's about time! Let's also consider incentives for rainwater harvesting!

04/04/2015 | (0) Comments

LitQuest 2015!

I'm looking forward to being a LitQuest author again this year. Please support this fundraiser that promotes literacy in NM on Saturday, April 18th! About 30 NM authors will be there, and we've been asked to bring five "must reads" for the silent auction. My package will include ecological oldies like *A Sand County Almanac* and *Silent Spring* and a new kid on the block, *The Resilient Investor* by former New Mexicans, Hal Brill, Michael Kramer, and Christopher Peck.

04/03/2015 | (0) Comments

Hens for Sustainable Living

I ran across this article in Edible Santa Fe I was quoted in that came out about 3 years ago.  It reminded me of all that has gone on in the battle to keep hens at our homes, and it seems like people ought to have the right to sustainable food that is really no burden on others.  

See page 34-35

04/02/2015 | (0) Comments