Get What You Want: Writing Goals and Objectives for Your Woods

I've been writing a lot lately about Otter Point Woods and my working to update the forest management plan for the property. It's been a fun project, and I'm making good progress. At work, I spend a lot of time trying to help land managers and woodland owners think about how to ensure forests stay … Continue reading Get What You Want: Writing Goals and Objectives for Your Woods

Sauerkraut Gets a Makeover (And It’s Looking Better Than Ever)

Let’s face it: Sauerkraut has an image problem. At best, the fermented food elicits memories of an Oktoberfest side dish served alongside bratwurst, and probably only consumed after drinking a boot (or two) of beer. But this isn’t your grandmother’s sauerkraut anymore. New and improved kinds are popping up on everything from burgers to health … Continue reading Sauerkraut Gets a Makeover (And It’s Looking Better Than Ever)

Gardening 101: Everything You Need to Know to Actually See Your Garden Grow

These days, more and more people are discovering the joys of playing in the dirt—though grown-ups might prefer the term “gardening.” Food gardening is especially hot, with nearly 20 percent more households hopping on the food-growing train during the past five years. Renewed interest in gardening may be due in part to the local food … Continue reading Gardening 101: Everything You Need to Know to Actually See Your Garden Grow