Climate Change and Our Gardens

As passionate gardeners, we keep wondering how the changing climate is affecting our gardens. We therefore noticed when the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated its plant hardiness zone map on January 25, 2012. Throughout much of the U.S., the map is a half-zone (5 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than its 1990 predecessor. Gardeners rely on plant […]

“Without refrigeration, modern life would be impossible!”

The fridge is a household amenity that we rarely consider removing from our lives; it is a useful appliance for storing the goods of consumerism, but it perpetuates a cold food-chain system contrary to sustainability, and its use of harsh and toxic chemicals for cooling is questionable at best. Improving the way we ship, export, […]