Tuesday, August 21, 2012

New Work :: School Gardens :: Buford Middle School



















Stay tuned for more Hasselblad photos from the past few months!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Garden Friend :: Praying Mantis














I spotted this praying mantis hanging out in my garden on a corn leaf this evening. Natural pest control at its finest! 

And a word about the corn plant... For the past few years I've done my best to pretty much avoid corn and corn bi-products, since the majority are GMOs. But this past winter I read Born to Run, in which author Christopher McDougall discusses Tarahumara corn flour and gives a shout out to Native Seeds - "a leader in the heirloom seed movement." I ordered a few different seed varieties from the website to try out. This particular plant is Tarahumara Gordo "Rosari". I also recently stumbled on Grow Seed, a "Heritage Wheat Conservancy." I wonder if these seeds could offer a cure to America's gluten intolerance epidemic. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Montana!

I traveled to Montana in July to see two dear friends tie the knot. The scenery was stunning, to say the least and I'm posting some highlights. As soon as I arrived in Bozeman, I was struck by the stark contrast between the gorgeous landscape interrupted by highway construction and big box stores. All of this fell away the further we traveled into the mountains. Though much of the land was charred, as a fire had burned over 15,000 acres about a week before my trip.