Hacking the Farm

Posted April 29th, 2012 by & filed under homeec.

I just got back from Farm Hack Intervale/Essex, which was a weekend-long gathering of farmers, engineers, designers, fabricators, artists, and other good-hearted folks on the

Just checking in…

Posted April 20th, 2012 by .

I'm a mess right now. I've been a terrible blogger but frankly, I'm just too exhausted to know what to write about. My store, Hayseed's

Springin’ Out: Crop Covers and Tank Tops

Posted March 20th, 2012 by .

I feel kind of goofy getting all excited about it, since it might seem somewhat arbitrary, but today marks the vernal/Spring/March equinox. Even though we've

Homemade toothpaste in a pinch!

Posted March 14th, 2012 by .

I'm one of those shoppers that makes grocery lists and then forgets them on the kitchen counter. Without a list I end up just grabbing

Flat-Tire Funk

Posted March 8th, 2012 by .

After waxing farmy and poetic with my last post, I was struck yesterday with inspiration for an actually practical update for y'all. With the season

On Building on Building

Posted March 6th, 2012 by .

Like for Meg, there's lots of hustle going on over my side of the fence. Work at the farm I manage, Brooklyn Grange, is ramping

Talkin’ Trash and Black Gold

Posted February 26th, 2012 by .

Between 2004 and 2005, the NYC Dept of Sanitation conducted a census of what was hiding in our trashcans and recycling bins: The New York

This is what I aspire to…

Posted February 22nd, 2012 by .

Check out a great video from FairCompanies.com on this lovely couple getting by on their own grit, ingenuity and hard work. This makes me miss