This week we visit the Bloomington Community Orchard for the planting of a nut grove.
Josephine Mc Robbie has a story about a pop-up taco and tamale shop,
Harvest Public Media tells us what’s at stake in the glyphosate debate,
and Chef D has a fresh idea for strawberries and rhubarb.
Here in Bloomington Indiana, we are lucky to have a community orchard.
The Bloomington Community Orchard is an organization that maintains fruit-bearing trees and bushes on a plot of land next to a city park in Bloomington. The trees are planted and cared for by volunteers, and the fruit is freely available to anyone.
The orchard is also involved in education programs, community plantings and fruit tree give-aways.
Last year they partnered with the City of Bloomington to plant a nut tree grove on a piece of land between the YMCA and the Winslow little league baseball fields, just a stone’s throw away from the orchard’s main site.
It’s a grassy gentle slope just off of a jogging path, and in view of an up-scale subdivision to the East.
They planted the grove in stages, with the third and final planting during Memorial Day, weekend, a couple of weeks ago.
Earth Eats was onsite for the first planting session on Earth Day, in 2018.
Visit the Bloomington Community Orchard website to learn how to get involved.
Music on this episode
Poor Souls by Actual Figures
Discovering Pastures by Samuel Karl Bohn via Killer Tracks
Music by Christian Boyer and Monique Poca Garcia, via SoundCloud CC.
No More Worryin’ by Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra
Stories On This Episode
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Flooding is delaying planting across the Midwest and Great Plains. Is this something farmers need to get used to?
Researchers are closing in on ways to grow a particular kind of seaweed can curb the amount of greenhouse gas that cows and other animals emit during digestion.
When the pharmaceutical company Bayer bought Monsanto last year, it inherited the weed killer Roundup. It also inherited thousands of lawsuits claiming the chemical’s active ingredient — glyphosate- can be linked to a form of cancer.
Most people don't think of eating rhubarb raw. This salsa plays off its tart crunch and balances it with fresh berries, onion and chilies.