Of Note
This is what else we've been up to. This is what else is on our minds.
a sign that says "citizenship"
Jul 2019

“Dear Senator Barrett, Thursday morning, June 13, 2019, we awoke to the news that a policy statement regarding the sale of CBD…”

Jul
2019
Stark Sisters Granola
Jun 2019

It’s been 25 years. A quarter century. It’s been a good run. But we’re closing the doors on my Stark Sisters granola.

Jun
2019
shiitake mushrooms
Mar 2019

What are mushrooms anyway?  They’re not vegetables, they’re not fruits.  They don’t grow leaves, roots, flowers or make seeds.  They don’t require sunlight to grow, or produce chlorophyll.  They live off decomposing plant matter. Well, mushrooms are in fact fungi whose only happiness lies in releasing spores into the air so they can procreate.  And

Mar
2019
tide detergents in a retail store
Feb 2019

It’s getting harder and harder to live a simple life.  I’m not talking about politics.  I’m talking about being able to take a walk without having to breathe in the “fumes” from people’s laundry.  I’m talking about being subjected to the smell of people’s detergent and dryer sheets when you go anywhere in public. Advertisements

Feb
2019
vanilla pollination
Dec 2018

Debra’s ode to the real thing. (Beware of imposters!)

Dec
2018
Debra, Roxanne, and Robin posing
Oct 2018

The annual Natural Products Expo in Baltimore is a circus, a madhouse; the intersection of idealism, creativity, and commerce. Four of us went this year. This is what we saw.

Oct
2018
nuts
Jul 2018

Contrary to popular belief, nuts are good food! Yet we tend to shun them. “High in fat!” we cry. Which is true, but so very much beside the point…

Jul
2018
vintage cannibis plant
Jul 2018

Originally published in the Concord Journal June 2018.

Jul
2018
molasses pouring.... slowly
Jun 2018

Blackstrap molasses and milk will both feed your plants.

Jun
2018
creamy soft scrub
May 2018

Recipe courtesy of Women’s Voices for the Earth (www.womensvoices.org) You will absolutely love this recipe to use on kitchen countertops, stoves, bathroom sinks, etc.   Keeps 2 years in a sealed glass jar. 2 C baking soda 5 or more drops essential oil, such as tea tree, rosemary of lavender ½ C liquid castile soap

May
2018
strawberries!
Apr 2018

Yes, you can use TUMS and banana skins to grow healthier tomatoes. 40 years of gardening in Concord yields this, and many other useful tips, in MJ’s annual bulletin.

Apr
2018