My February Gardening and Farming News Roundup
After a flurry of conferences in November, December and January, I have now updated my Events page.
Events where I will be presenting workshops, that are still to come:
Pasa Sustainable Agriculture Conference, Lancaster, PA, Feb 8-11, https://pasafarming.org/conference/
Organic Growers School Spring Conference, Mars Hill, NC, Feb 24-26 https://organicgrowersschool.org/conferences/spring/
Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC, March 26-April 1 2023 www.folkschool.org
Mother Earth News Fair, Lawrence, Kansas, April 29-30, 2023. (Sat-Sun)
Mother Earth News Fair, Erie, Pennsylvania, July 15-16, 2023
Daylight Savings Time
Have you ever wondered if farmers really did want DST? The answer is probably not. Read the interesting article in The Modern Farmer
Millet is Having a Moment. Is the Ancient Grain Ready for a Resurgence?
Also see this article in the Modern Farmer, about 2023 as the UN Year of Millets. This drought-tolerant grain deserves more attention.
Jumping Worms are also Having a Moment
The January newsletter of the Piedmont Master Gardeners (The Garden Shed) has this sobering article about Invasive Jumping Worms by Cathy Caldwell. The article includes the all-important information on how to distinguish an invasive jumping worm from any other kind of earthworm (it’s not hard!), and what to do if you find one.
WSLS.com/Destructive jumping worms spotted throughout Virginia
Climate-Resilient (Heat-tolerant) Vegetable Varieties
by Jon Braunfeld
Another article in the January Garden Shed has helpful information on heat-tolerant vegetable varieties. In good time for us to order seeds and try some tomato varieties alongside our usual ones
One thought on “My February Gardening and Farming News Roundup”
Hi, Pam. The article about millet mentions finger millet as better adapted to humid areas. Do you know of any research done on the subject of millet species for the Southeast?