March 2021

Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land by Gary Paul Nabhan

Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land
: Lessons from Desert Farmers on Adapting to Climate Uncertainty by Gary Paul Nabhan

I have long enjoyed reading books by Gary Paul Nabhan. A nature writer, farming activist, and promoter of environmental and cultural diversity, Nabhan has lived on his small farm in Patagonia, Arizona, and worked and studied throughout the Sonora desert for more than 30 years. He has researched the plants and farming techniques of indigenous peoples around the world and is also one of the founders of ‘Native Seed Search’ an organization that saves, shares and sells heirloom and ‘landrace’ seeds adapted to dry climates. His books offer a tour of specific regions through ethnobotanist eyes with a knack for Read more

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Some thoughts on climate change and bees

There can be no overstating the importance of bees both domesticated and wild, for the purpose of pollinating food crops. They are indeed some of Nature’s miracle workers’.(It takes a combined average of about 55,000 ‘Bee miles’ to produce 1 lb of honey!)Bees however are being impacted by neonicotinoids and other man-made chemicals that are a believed cause of ‘Colony Collapse” the world over.Another often overlooked cause of the decline of pollinators, specifically bees, is climate change.In order to make this connection, we should first examine a bit about how and when bees leave the hive and fly.You may have

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