Late-Season Crops

It is high summer, but I have to be thinking about what we will be eating this fall. The average first frost date for this area is September 30th. That means I have just over sixty days of growing outside. The greenhouse next door will give me another week or two and our own greenhouse … More Late-Season Crops

COVID-19 Disruption is Just a Foreshadowing of Later Problems

Correlation does not equal causation. In this case, COVID-19 has reduced our travel and use of fossil fuels for transport by 31 percent overall (source in graphic). Although we are not seeing a decline in the use of fossil fuels leading to reduced transportation (rather the reverse), it can be considered a small-scale dry run … More COVID-19 Disruption is Just a Foreshadowing of Later Problems

“Low Technology Institute works to solve problems without chemicals” — Wisconsin State Journal — Institute in the News

A few weeks ago, Scott Johnson, director of the institute, chatted with Gena Kittner with the Wisconsin State Journal. The result was a Sunday feature article that you can read on the WSJ website: https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/low-technology-institute-works-to-solve-problems-without-chemicals/article_b80d64dd-e186-58b8-bcfd-daa9c5ae26a1.html Both the cover photo and the above photo are copyrighted material from the Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart, photographer.

Bee-Breeding Project: Information for our Fellow Beekeepers

We are carrying out a multiyear bee-breeding project as part of an effort to reduce the need for mite treatments in honeybee colonies. This short post is specifically directed towards our fellow beekeepers. We hope to 1) give you a summary of the study we’re carrying out and 2) tell you about the precautions we’re … More Bee-Breeding Project: Information for our Fellow Beekeepers