Springtime Allergy Relief

By Khara Hindi  Sneeze, sneeze…sniffle, sniffle…itch, itch.  Is this what the beginning of spring usually means to you?  Seasonal rhinitis, or hay fever, is most commonly caused by pollen, a fine powdery substance released into the air by… Read More

Soil: Care and Feeding for Crop Success

The Carbon Economy Series presents Rodale’s Elaine Ingram: March 12-13 By Iginia Boccalandro Can you imagine if you could grow anything you wanted with the soil in your yard? If you could use less water, produce more biomass… Read More

Soil Restoration in the Southwest

By Amanda Bramble, Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center One doesn’t have to go far anywhere in the Southwest to see that soil erosion is a problem. Roots are exposed, head cuts start then grow, any organic material that could… Read More

Endive

Endive belongs to the chicory genus, which includes several similar bitter leafed vegetables. Species include endive (Cichorium endivia), Cichorium pumilum, and common chicory (Cichorium intybus). Common chicory includes chicory types such as radicchio, puntarelle, and Belgian endive. There is considerable confusion between Cichorium endivia and Cichorium… Read More

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi has been created by artificial selection for lateral meristem growth (a swollen, nearly spherical shape); its origin in nature is the same as that of cabbage,broccoli, cauliflower, kale, collard greens, and Brussels sprouts: they are all bred from, and are the same species as the wild cabbage plant… Read More

Romanesco

Romanesco superficially resembles a cauliflower, but it is light green in color, and its form is strikingly fractal in nature. The inflorescence (the bud) is self-similar in character, with the branched meristems making up a logarithmic spiral. In this sense the bud’s form approximates a natural fractal; each… Read More

What’s on Your Plate?

What’s on Your Plate? By Eleanor Bravo, Food and Water Watch Santa Fe Passes GMO Labeling! Now its Albuquerque’s Turn What’s on your plate? Because there are no laws requiring genetically modified organisms (GMOs) be labeled, we don’t… Read More

Produce

Best in Town Year after year, our produce is voted “Best produce in town” by local newspapers. We specialize in organic and locally grown produce. Our selection is colorful, fresh and abundant. Our Produce La Montañita Co-op is… Read More

Organic

Organic Simply stated, organic produce and other ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. Animals that produce meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products do not take antibiotics… Read More