Beginners’ vermicomposting

This blog’s second-ever most popular post appeared a year ago, on Feb. 1, 2012. In honour of the 32nd Annual Guelph Organic Conference taking place this weekend, and Cathy’s Crawly Composters, and all the nourishment it brought our new vegetable … Continue reading

Food Security Depends on Local Strategy

  Foraging and slow food have become recurring themes here at Speed River Journal. Yesterday Barb Freda’s blog, Babette Feasts, hosted my guest post, Foraging Nettles: A Bitter Misadventure. It highlights some of the challenges of adapting to locally-available foods. … Continue reading

Bringing Inspiration Home

It was good to be away. It is good to be home. Normally vacations leave me mildly depressed about returning to life as usual. This time I am buoyant with new inspiration for the present, and hope for the future. … Continue reading