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Episode 177 How Thomas Jefferson Gardened

In today’s episode I discuss how Thomas Jefferson gardened.  This is a fair question since we can probably learn some things from a time when pesticides and herbicides didn’t exist . . . → Read More: Episode 177 How Thomas Jefferson Gardened

Episode 159 Jerusalem Artichoke

Helianthus tuberosus – asteraceae family – aster, daisy, sunflower (which makes a lot of sense since the flowers vaguely resemble).  Also called sunchoke, sunroot, etc.

The name is one . . . → Read More: Episode 159 Jerusalem Artichoke

Episode 156 On Becoming a Naturalist

Today I give some of my thoughts on the historical context as well as my understanding of what it means to be a naturalist.

What is a naturalist? – Usually had . . . → Read More: Episode 156 On Becoming a Naturalist

Thoreau and He is More Relevant Than Ever

This is a post about self-sufficiency and about minimalism and a million more things.  But mostly this is a post about following what you know to be right in your . . . → Read More: Thoreau and He is More Relevant Than Ever

Episode 145 Potatoes

In today’s episode I talk about potatoes. 

Now its been a while since I’ve grown potatoes so excuse any mistakes.  The great thing is that since my time some new . . . → Read More: Episode 145 Potatoes