Archives for January 2010

Most Persons Do Not Know What a Superlative Watermelon is Like

January 25, 2010 at 10:22 am

As millions of people do not have gardens, so are they unaware of the low quality of much of the commercial produce as compared with things well grown in due season. Most persons, depending on the market, do not know what a superlative watermelon is like. Even such apparently indestructible things as cucumbers have a... View Article

A Resource for Our Food Essentials

January 18, 2010 at 12:57 pm

I am afraid that our food habits very well represent how far we have moved away from the essentials…we want everything that is out of season, necessitating great attention to the arts of preserving and requiring still further fabrication; and by this desire we also lessen the meaning of the seasons when they come in... View Article

Quotable Bailey

January 12, 2010 at 8:08 am

War is organized anarchy. The popular notion that the electing of any man to office is democracy, if only he is an upright citizen, is one of our precious fallacies. It is no more to our credit to ” pass around ” the offices than to ask first one neighbor and then another to serve... View Article

What’s Gardening Good For?

January 6, 2010 at 2:07 pm

By Scott J. Peters, Ph.D., Associate Editor, Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement; Associate Professor, Department of Education, Cornell University. Excerpted from Dr. Peter’s 2005 Keynote Address: What’s Gardening Good For?, New York State Master Gardener Conference, Ithaca, NY, June 1, 2005 Up against the big pressing problems of our time, problems like the... View Article

Quotable Bailey

January 4, 2010 at 1:39 pm

A garden is half-made when it is well planned. The best gardener is the one who does the most gardening by the winter fire. ~Liberty Hyde Bailey

Cornell Gardening Resource

January 2, 2010 at 10:40 am

A new year and time to begin planning the garden. Dean Bailey’s adopted home of Cornell University and its Horticulture Department offers a great online gardening resource. Check it out: http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/ Nature practices a wonderfully rigid economy. For nearly half the summer she even refused rain to the plants, but still they thrived; yet I... View Article