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Archive for the category “new england”

Bike Truck Delivery Service in Boston

“Short piece from CNN featuring bicycle trucking company and delivery service, New Amsterdam Project”

Aquaponic Greenhouse in Connecticut

“Rob Torcellini bought a $700 greenhouse kit to grow more vegetables in his backyard. Then he added fish to get rid of a mosquito problem and before long he was a committed aquaponic gardener. Now his 10 by 12 foot greenhouse is filled with not only vegetables, but fish. And the best part is: the poo from that fish is what fertilizes his garden.”

Let’s Raise Hens

Detailed instructions on best practices in raising chickens from chicks on up. This video was created for the JustFoodNow initiative in Western Massachusetts which was created to share information about sustainable food in that area.

Growing and Selling Herbs

Donna Eaton of Cedar Springs Herb Farm in Harwich, Massachusetts talks about being an herbalist and herb producer and why it is important for us to have domestic sources for herbs.

Cedar Spring Herb Farm from Sky Sabin on Vimeo.

Saving Tools

Skip Brack talks about his work salvaging tools from all over New England in order to support craftsmen (who can otherwise find it difficult to find certain handtools) and the local economy.

Keeping Chickens

Tamar Haspel gives a really good walk through of the considerations to make in planning to keep chickens.

Backyard Chickens, Internet Pilot Episode from Sky Sabin on Vimeo.

East Dennis Oyster Farm

A look at an oyster farm on Cape Cod (in East Dennis, Massachusetts). The farmers talk about their setup, setbacks and the benefits of oyster farming.

East Dennis Oyster Farm from Sky Sabin on Vimeo.

How to Dig Steamer Clams

Mike Foran at Ninigret Pond in Charlestown, Rhode Island, where he was vacationing, shows us how to find and dig for steamer clams.

I would probably wear protective gloves, since clam shells can be sharp, but then I’m not an experienced clammer like Mike.

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