Sunday, September 30, 2007

FIFA World Cup

Congrats to the USA women's team on its third place finish. Of course, it wasn't what we all had in mind. But hey, you can think of it this way, at least during the game with Brazil the other day it's not like they had a bunch of blown opportunities as in the video below:

Friday, September 28, 2007

Oktoberfest In The Streets

I will partake at least some of this:

Friday and Saturday, Sep 28 and 29, 2007. 5 – 11 pm. No Cover. Live music. Traditional Munich-style Oktoberfest with German bands, bratwurst, polkas, drinking songs. Family-friendly. This is an outdoor street party complete with beer tents and festival seating. Sponsored by Arbor Brewing Company.

The Chronic-What-Cles of Narnia

And this is just 2 minutes 21 seconds wasted. But you might find it funny.

Seeds, Hope, and Concrete

This is a well spent 14 minutes, particularly if you are interested in urban agriculture etc..

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Kids get fresh in the cafeteria

Hey, I didn't write the headline... but this is always good news. I hope school districts continue to get involved in this way: Kids get fresh in the cafeteria - Locally grown fruits, veggies a hit.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Shizen Nouhou, or Natural Agriculture

Hello, I've been away on a vacation to the Northeast US the last 2 weeks before this one... so some exciting photos of gardens, farms, and restaurants I visited while away are to come. Stay tuned for that.

In the meantime, I read in Orion magazine this very interesting story regarding shizen nouhou farmers in Japan: farmers who say farming is more than farming and whose end goals are nothing short of world peace. For the record, I agree with them on most things, most certainly with the world peace goal. I do add a healthy compost soil to my intensive beds in my hoophouse at Brines Farm, but other than that I pretty much don't add anything - just working with nature as they do. Here is the online version of the story.