Reader letters about chickens in the garden, pressure canning, apartment gardening, labeling genetically modified foods, a local urban homesteaders’ network, capitalism, green tomato recipes, and more.
Inspired by the article “Chickens in the Garden” in the April/May 2013 issue, readers Tina and John Jaeger of Jeddo, Mich., incorporated their flock into their garden setup to provide all-natural pest control as well as manure for valuable homemade fertilizer.
Photo Courtesy Tina Jaeger
“Solar technology is real, and it is changing the concentrated power and wealth of coal, oil and gas companies.” — Jeff Droz; Rich Hill, Mo.
Photo By Gary Reysa
For reader Judy Millspaugh Anderson, green tomatoes evoke memories of her grandmother’s green tomato preserves, which were always personalized with sliced candied ginger.
Photo By iStockphoto/nstanczak
‘Floriani Red Flint’ grain corn has grown well for reader Joe Maricelli of Merryville, La., who says this Italian heirloom variety yields a much tastier cornmeal than that made from the yellow dent corn he typically raises.