In honor of Earth Day, today I'm sharing a recommendation for an Earth-related book I just finished reading. Closer to the Ground, by Dylan Tomine, is a memoir about his family's life "on the water, in the woods, and at the table."
I'm working on my latest garden project -- installing a raised vegetable bed.
Now that I've done my initial spring cleaning in the garden, I'm ready to tackle my next project: building a raised bed.
Among the growing trends in food these days is the desire to eat locally-grown food, also known as locavorism. Locavores choose to eat locally for a variety of reasons, including lessening the impact on the environment, supporting small farms, boosting the local economy, and improving the taste and nutritional value of the food they consume.
After the early spring clean up of our garden, I'm eager to get some plants into the ground. There are some crops that are frost-tolerant and in fact thrive in cooler months, so I focus on those first.