I took the media tour of the display gardens at Seattle’s Northwest Flower and Garden Show today, and wow – what a trip! I’ve never seen a garden show in its assembly phase (although I’ve participated in disassembly). It’s great to see the gardens before the Show actually opens; you don’t have to fight through […]
This proves it. Chickens are hot.
It’s a classic design school project: redesign an everyday object (the stapler and the chair are popular picks.) Maxime Evrard, a student at the Ecole de Design Nantes, chose to redesign the chicken coop. You thought the Eglu was cool? Maxime’s Cocorico looks like a spaceship. With a tent attached. Would this be a good […]
40 ways to encourage more local food production
Want to change the food system? Here are 40 great ways everyone – from individuals to the government – can do so. Some of my fave’s: For individuals:#6 Establish community canning workshops where people can work together to can food.#8.Establish a Young Farmers Institute for the next generation of farmers.#12 Encourage Community Fruit Tree Projects […]
I met Hartley and Anne-Marie (above) at the farmer’s market last year, because, well, they were selling plants – need I say more? Early in the spring, there are always more vendors selling plants than fresh produce. Mostly it’s pretty basic: pots of herbs, annuals and a few cottagey perennials. But there’s also Otto with […]