Friday, June 27, 2008

NASA Says Martian Soil Suitable for Asparagus

Read all about it here. Maybe CRFG should send a representative on the next probe.

Speaking of asparagus, on those hot days we had a couple of weeks ago my asparagus plants were mobbed by honeybees (well, as much as anything is mobbed by honeybees these days). They didn't seem well suited--they really had to jam their heads into the flowers. I had never seen that before.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Pawpaw Development in Ohio

" native Ohio tree, once farmed by American Indians on large plantations for its fruit and medicinal benefits, is being re-introduced to horticulture for preservation and as a potential niche market crop. "
.... read all about it here....

Monday, June 16, 2008

Paul Thomson obituary

The SF Chronicle has reprinted this obituary from the LA Times: Click here

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Rare Fruit Music

"Charles Amirkhanian, the former music director at KPFA, will perform a text/sound piece titled "Quince Quinoa," comprised of the names of all the exotic foods he's eaten in his travels around the world."

This is in a piece by Martin Snapp in the San Jose Mercury News about the upcoming Garden of Memory concert.

This is a fabulous event in a fabulous building. Banana trees inside too!