Study Finds ‘Rollie Pollies’ Remove Heavy Metals From Soil, Protects Groundwater

Turns out a little bug we don’t think of much is one of the best protectors of soil ever imaginable. Read on to find out more!
Turn over a brick or a board lying in the yard and underneath you may find a collection of pill bugs scurrying about. Also known as “rollie pollies” or wood- lice, … 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.

Coming Soon: “Leaf to Home” Emergency Electrical Backup

Adapted from a Nissan Motor Co. Press Release
Today about 4,000 households in Japan are utilizing their EVs to manage home energy use. They can be used as a backup power supply for blackouts and emergencies.
Electric Vehicle (EV) batteries can do more than just provide power for driving – they can also be used as … Read More.