Monthly Archives: November 2012

Squash Vine Borer

2012 was a really bad year for squash vine borer in Michigan.  The outbreak was likely in part due to the mild winter of 2011 and perhaps the drought.  It was the worst season for this pest I’ve experienced.

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Great Lakes Permaculture emergent

Welcome to the (finally online) Great Lakes Permaculture Network site.

GLPN is a network of Permaculture practitioners throughout the Great Lakes Bioregion.

Initial information will focus on two projects in Michigan, a farm developmet project in northwest Michigan’s Bear Lake and an urban farm in Lansing.


Rocket stove review

I picked up a couple of rocket stoves from StoveTec in Eugene, Oregon this spring, to help with the outdoor camping kitchen at the Two Fish Farms project I’m consulting on.  The owners did a lot of outdoor cooking while their schoolhouse was being gutted. Continue reading