Peter Dowdall has the buzz about how bees and cider are related

There is something so simple and captivating about one in full bloom and this meaning is only exacerbated when planted in groups and in orchards. I recently had the pleasure of visiting Bulmers Orchard in Clonmel. I was there to watch the unique connection between bees and the very existence of Bulmers. You can imagine […]

Community seed banks protect Chinese crops – Eurasia Review

The village of Wangjinzhuang is nestled among the steep slopes of the mountains of southern Taihang in Hebei Province, China. To thrive in the northern climate, the villagers have developed a proven strategy: “use the earth to plant a hundred kinds of crops and not rely on the sky”. Their fields contain red millet, white […]

Drought hits rice crop: The Tribune India

Our correspondent Palampur, July 9 Farmers in the lowlands of Kangra district are worried about the drought. Several parts of the district experienced below average rains, adversely affecting the paddy harvest. In the Malan, Nagrota Bagwan, Mehanja, Paror and Sulaha regions of Palampur, farmers are concerned that the crop will wilt without sufficient irrigation. Water […]

The Vineyard Gazette – Martha’s Vineyard News

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission will review a project to demolish one of the oldest houses in Edgartown Harbor, voting to consider the project as a regional impact development at a meeting on Thursday. Known as Harman House and located at 189 Katama Road, the two-and-a-half-storey, 8,000 square foot colonial-style house dates from 1916 and is […]