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Archives for October, 2011

My friend Alice hosted an urban permaculture class at her house a few years ago. She lives in an brownstone in a downtown neighborhood of Albany with her husband and two young kids, and the occasional housemate. Two permaculture design teachers and a host of enthusiastic students came together to create several designs for how…

A number of readers have asked me what I think about the Wall Street protests. In general I think public protest is usually a good thing, and I’m pleased to see demonstrations in favor of good things like corporate accountability and against bad things like climate change. I think there are plenty of reasons for…

Long Cooked Vegetables

Lesley Porcelli has an article in this month’s _Saveur_, “The Soft Approach” that raises an issue that I’ve been thinking about for a long time – that perhaps we’ve gone overboard in our resistance to long-cooking vegetables. Don’t get me wrong – I grew up with grey, mushy broccoli and am grateful that those days…