How to use fermentation to make your garden bounty last longer
October 7, 2013, 3:01 p.m. by Stacie Boschma
Lactic acid fermentation is easy, and it will help preserve vegetables long while enhancing the nutrients in your meals.
5 things that probably aren't killing honeybees – and 1 thing that definitely is
May 8, 2013, 3:33 p.m. by Stacie Boschma
As scientists scramble to understand the causes of colony collapse disorder, we consider a few theories.
Tune up your immune system in the garden
April 16, 2013, 5:56 p.m. by Stacie Boschma
For hundreds of years, the human immune system has relied on a regular stream of biological tourists for health, but when things get too squeaky clean, there's a problem. An easy fix: Go dig in the dirt for a while.
Southern homebrewers fight for the right to make their own beer
March 30, 2013, 9:32 a.m. by Stacie Boschma
DIY brewers are legally considered identical to moonshiners in Alabama, and beer hobbyists there are pushing to have their legal status changed. Mississippi brewers just got a reprieve.
It's not just bees: Popular pesticides are killing birds, too
March 27, 2013, 5:53 p.m. by Stacie Boschma
Runoff from neonicotinoid pesticides get absorbed into soil and can coat the seeds that many birds eat.