Planet Fat

In keeping with Green Living Journal’s Spring 2018 theme of “Be the Change”, I refer readers to an interesting series published in the New York Times titled “Planet Fat” which started in September 2017. It’s relevant to the reader who wants to be informed of changes in our world food chain and its impact on … Read More.

Herbs for a Change

Great Grandma M used to say, “You are what you eat”. Perhaps she said that as she saw her four daughters move away from farm life with all the great natural fruits, vegetables, and meats to live in towns where food would be very different. With all the health problems brought on now-a-days by what … Read More.

Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of August

Mike Dunton’s Maritime Northwest Edition Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of August
By August, the planting season is nearly over and the yard and garden are in harvest and maintenance mode. Take time to sit, relax and enjoy the produce you have fostered from your plot of this Earth.
In the Vegetable Garden

Dig potatoes as soon … Read More.

Seed to Market: a Magical Lesson

When my parents first took out our front lawn for a fruit and veggie garden and planted grape vines in our backyard, I didn’t really understand their purpose. I was five years old! I was told the plants could provide food and shade.
I was curious about the beings living in the soil. I also loved … Read More.

Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of February

Mike Dunton’s Maritime Northwest Edition Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of February
Don’t get carried away and start planting your whole garden if we happen to get a week or two of “false spring” weather this month. Although the days can reach into the 50s, the nights still are likely to return to the 20s … Read More.

Apartment Composting Made Easy

If you are passionate like me about managing your home waste, but live in an apartment, Bokashi composting may be your answer to your food waste dilemmas. Bokashi is a Japanese method of composting that essentially uses live microbes to “pickle” food waste. During fermentation in the anaerobic atmosphere, it breaks down food into a … Read More.

Maritime Northwest Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of January

Mike Dunton’s Maritime Northwest Edition Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of January 
Many of the tasks outlined for December are ongoing and necessary throughout the winter season. Now that the busy, sometimes hectic, holiday season is in the past, January is a great time for personal reflection while starting to look forward to the year ahead. Planning … Read More.

Maritime Northwest Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of December

Mike Dunton’s Maritime Northwest Edition Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of December
December tends to be a continuation of our region’s seasonally wet weather but
can occasionally get snowy. The primary difference between this month and last is that the days are getting colder and shorter as the Winter Solstice arrives. This is the time of … Read More.

The Trouble with Research (Part 2)

In a previous article about “The Trouble with Research’” I wrote about the infuence of industry groups who fund research in order to advance their viewpoint. Independent research is great, but when it’s funded by an industry group, the lines of independence become blurred. Researchers need funding, so when large contributors call, it’s hard to … Read More.

They Too Shall Garden

Murderers, child sexual predators, heroin dealers, identity theft perpetrators, robbers and burglars. Perhaps not the ‘type’ you would want living near you. But they do. We delude ourselves by believing that we are surrounded by law-abiding citizens who have driver’s licenses and car insurance, pay taxes and obey all the rules.
Eventually, many of them are … Read More.