Monthly Archives: June 2006

Ready, set . . . lay!

High summer, indeed. Here we are in the longest days of the year, and apparently they aim to be the hottest, as well. Yesterday hit 105°, and currently it is 85° inside. The house is gloomy with our passive cooling … Continue reading

Posted in Bicycles and transportation., Homesteading., The Chickens., Urban Agriculture. | 7 Comments

Amber waves of ethanol

And today’s NYT had more about the growing ethanol industry. Speaking of the food/fuel nexus, guess who one of the biggest players is? That’s right NPR-listeners, the corporation who brought you “Supermarket to the World,” ADM—Archer Daniels Midland—who apparently have … Continue reading

Posted in Food., Sustainability. | 2 Comments

Oil or food?

We are destroying our agricultural land at a terrifying rate—Cobb notes that close to 50 million acres of farmland are lost to salinization and erosion every year. Is this getting through to anyone? Continue reading

Posted in Bicycles and transportation., Sustainability. | 11 Comments

Cracking the Eat Local Code

I had surprisingly mixed feelings at the outset of the challenge, after my initial burst of “right on!” when Patrick mentioned the idea. Continue reading

Posted in Eat Local Challenge 2006, Food. | 5 Comments

What would Kent Peterson do?

I am always happy to find a new post on Kent Peterson’s blog. Kent is a family man, a professional bicycle advocate, a good writer, and, of course, a bicyclist — but not just a bicyclist, he’s one of that … Continue reading

Posted in Bicycles and transportation. | 3 Comments