Michael Tortorello, who wrote that nice piece about us a few months ago, “Living Large, Off the Land,” is one of my favorite writers on gardening and “urban homesteady” topics. He’s critical without being curmudgeonly and manages to separate the truth from the hype (and there’s an awful lot of hype in this movement!). Plus he managed to get an entire paragraph about my thyrsus into the New York Times. Thyrsus hype?
Since he’s far too busy writing kick ass columns to have a website, I’ve collected a few of his articles here in one place for your reading pleasure:
“Heirloom Seeds or Flinty Hybrids?“
Yes, hybrid seeds are o.k. and I agree.
“The Permaculture Movement Grows From Underground“
The wonders of permaculture plus a jab at aerated compost tea.
“Finding the Potential in Vacant Lots”
Recent boom and bust cycles have left us with a lot of room to grow stuff.
“Food Storage as Grandma Knew It“
Tortorello actually tracked down some folks who have functioning root cellars.
“The Spotless Garden“
On aquaponics. Don’t name those fish!
“Making Flowers Into Perfume“
Build that still!
“Seeds Straight From Your Fridge“
On planting seeds from the pantry.