A Reason for Frowning On Roundup

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (2)

by Carl

Most gardeners have been introduced to the notion that using certain chemicals within the context of a vegetable garden is considered, well, not to be a very bright idea.The reasons given run in many different directions, from ecological to political to societal. High on the list of offensive products is Monsanto's flagship grass and weed killer, Roundup.

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Seed Saving, Coming to a Library Near You

Posted on August 12, 2013 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (6)

by Carl and Rachel

Seed saving and seed exchanges are nothing new. For those who may not be familiar with the concept, in exchange for access to a repository of seed families and varieties, one is asked to save and contribute seed from what they grow. Such a system is currently available via the library in the cities of Saratoga and (to a far more limited extent) Mountain View. This weekend, we learned f...

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