Larriland Farm is a place where you can pick your own fruits and vegetables. It's in Woodbine, Maryland, well into the countryside, so it's a nice getaway from the city. They use integrated pest management techniques to grow their crops, which means insecticides are only used as a last resort. This makes their fruits and … Continue reading Larriland Farm, Maryland
We visited Mount Vernon, George Washington's own estate near Washington, DC, this past summer. If you don't live in the DC area, you don't necessarily get to appreciate one of the grand gestures done to honor George Washington's memory, namely that of building a parkway (named after him) that starts right at the gates of … Continue reading George Washington's Mount Vernon Home
If you have not yet heard of a documentary called "The Future of Food" (2004), or haven't yet watched it, please take the time to do so. It is vital that you know what's going into the food that you eat, and it's vital that you know it now, before it's too late. What's been … Continue reading Watch "The Future of Food"
I am pleased to announce that the shit days of spring are approaching their malodorous end. If you happen to live in non-temperate climates, you may not be accustomed with this rite-of-passage period that takes place every year where I live. The shit days of spring are that time of the year when pig farmers … Continue reading The shit days of spring
From Gizmag: "April 21, 2006 -- Another wondrous enabling technology has been announced - a microreactor, about half the size of a credit card that produces biodiesel by combining alcohol and vegetable oil directly, greatly speeding and simplifying production compared to traditional methods. By stacking many of these microreactors in parallel, a device the size … Continue reading Microreactor for biodiesel production