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