vegetable

  The story of the Lentil Underground begins on a 280-acre homestead rooted in America’s Great Plains: the Oien family farm. Forty years ago, corporate agribusiness told small farmers like the Oiens to “get big or get out.” But twenty-seven-year-old David Oien decided to take a stand, becoming the first in his conservative Montana county to plant a radically different crop: organic lentils. Unlike the chemically dependent grains American farmers had been told to grow, lentils make their own fertilizer and tolerate variable climate conditions, so their farmers aren’t beholden to industrial methods.

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  Want to grow your best vegetable and herb garden ever? It all starts with seeds and choosing the right varieties from sources that match your garden conditions. And now is the time – or it can be.

  Garden expert Margaret Roach, former editorial director for Martha Stewart living and originator of the website awaytogarden.com, will present a program: The Joy of Seed Catalogues in the Dead of Winter on Saturday, January 31st from 3-5pm at the Gallery Space at Solaris/Camphill Hudson on Warren Street in Hudson. The event is a benefit for the Campaign for the Hudson Area Library.

Listener Essay - Winter Veggies

Apr 8, 2013

  Wally Nichols is a horse farmer in Kerhonkson, NY. He has a new book out, Dear Wally... a collection of 50 snarky advice columns.

Elisa Meredith is a counselor and writer. She can be found with pen and notebook in various independent coffeehouses throughout the Capital Region.

Music - The Beach Boys - "Vegetables"