Today I want to share with you guys a different type of rat trap that is 99.9% effective*. Through the years rats learn to deal with the standard traps (you know, the ones you see in cartoons with hunks of cheddar on them). A lot of people get so frustrated that the traps aren’t working […]
I’m going to try and take you on a journey of the last 30 to 40 years of my relationship with this planet. Perhaps the story will bring you closer to the understanding of where you come from and where your food comes from and what our role is as stewards of this planet. Understanding that for […]
As we step closer to beginning our challenge of eating only foods we pick, harvest, catch, forage for, kill, we are practicing the techniques we will be needing to ensure adequate variety in our diet. One of these techniques is catching prawns. So off we went the night of the new moon to a nearby […]
A previous client approached me in August 2014 on how to address the problem of nematodes that found their way into the greenhouse that I designed for them. Below are my recommendations. The problem in this greenhouse (used to grow tomatoes that are safe from fruit flies) is that ants as well as mealybugs have taken […]
Nutmeg, a favorite spice for the holidays, has a surprising aesthetic element! The red wax-like arils that surround the seed are removed and dried to make the spice, mace. We are excited to have happened upon this seed – the tree will make a delightful addition to the Maui New Earth lab’s food forest.
A new video is up! Our happy honey bees pollinating large night-blooming dragon fruit (pitaya) flowers. Happy bees = happy systems.