Archive for March, 2011

Office Flowers

March 24, 2011

It’s prime time for primroses. And what a better way to brighten up a dull office than a cute pot of petaled delight? I got this adorable ‘lil specimen for 99 cents at the grocery store, and I have to say it really brightened my work week. Totally worth it. Having a windowless office, the blooms fell off pretty quickly, but the great thing about primroses is you can stick them in the ground after they are done flowering. Ideally they prefer filtered sunlight and, since they like cooler temperatures, would be best in the shade during the summer. A moist soil rich in humus (lots of compost) will suit the primrose quite well. Theoretically you will want to bring them back indoors at the end of the growing season.

This time of year when we are all yearning for signs of spring, I say put matters in to your own hands and purchase a primrose! You’ll be glad you did!

Growing things, other than plants…

March 21, 2011

ROTTERDAM: This past year my good friend helped grow… a bookstore! and gallery space! Check it out: http://printroom.wordpress.com/

So very cool. Can’t wait to visit and see it for myself. Maybe someday.

And if you are in the market for some graphic designing or some such, please check out his other endeavour (dare I say day job?) http://www.vosbrenner.net/

I Want:

March 17, 2011

Anyone feeling generous? I could use some inspiration and encouragement for my gardening endevours in this northwest climate! http://www.newsociety.com/bookid/4089 You will be rewarded with vegetables.

Learning the Land

March 14, 2011

Someday I want to be able to make a living off the land. But I have a lot to learn. Lately I have been thinking about heading back east and starting here:

http://www.smallfarms.cornell.edu/

Or I suppose getting a job on a farm this summer would be more advantageous. But where? Without getting too profound…. It’s a strange feeling with the winter season coming to end, that the possibilities from this point forward are essentially endless….

What about here: http://herondalefarm.com/?

“All my hurts my garden spade can heal.”

March 14, 2011

-Ralph Waldo Emerson, quote passed on by an admired friend. Can’t wait to start digging again.

Young Ones of the West Unite

March 9, 2011

A little more inspiration to organize:

http://www.washingtonyoungfarmers.org/

If I was in Brooklyn…

March 7, 2011

I would be going to this:

http://www.bbg.org/visit/event/mbb_2011/

Let’s Givem Something to Listen To

March 5, 2011

http://www.heritageradionetwork.com/

how bout food?