Category Archives: Agriculture

Gut bacteria, in-studio photography and preserved vegetables… on the upcoming Saturday Six Pack

This Saturday, I’ll be back on Ypsilanti’s AM 1700, hosting The Saturday Six Pack. I’m still trying to pull everything together, but here’s what I think we’ve got lined up thus far. First, I’m not sure if he’ll come through for us, but I’m told that local song and dance man Jim Cherewick, who came […]

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The Argus Farm Stop, changing the local food paradigm in Ann Arbor

About a year ago now, longtime Ann Arbor residents Kathy Sample and Bill Brinkerhoff made the decision to change direction in their careers and dedicate themselves full-time to advancing the local food movement. Their work culminated, a few weeks ago, in the launch of the Argus Farm Stop, a 1,300 square foot, year-round farmers’ market […]

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Local permaculture group to create communal tool shed on the grounds of Dawn Farm with A2Awesome grant

The Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation today announced the award of two $1,000 grants, one of which was given to Ypsilanti’s Jesse Tack for the establishment of a communal permaculture tool shed on the grounds of Dawn Farm, a local treatment facility for addiction. Here, with more on the project, is a quick interview with Jesse, […]

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Introducing King Strang: Imperial Primate of the Halcyon Order of the Illuminati

The fellow pictured above is James Jesse Strang, the self-proclaimed prophet who, upon the death of Joseph Smith on June 27, 1844, mounted a nearly successful attempt to wrench control of the Mormon church from Brigham Young. His presence continues to loom large over Michigan’s Beaver Island, where I spent this past weekend, and where […]

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Water Street Commons, drenched in rain, begins to show signs of life

It’s the first real rain since we seeded our acre of Water Street a few weeks ago, and I’m incredibly happy. I’d intended to go out this evening, with my friend Jeff, to dig up some spotted knapweed and put a few more transplants in the ground, but, seeing as how it’s raining, I thought […]

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