Wednesday, July 17, 2024

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REVIEW: Energy to spare — The TMC Orchestra and Shostakovich Fill the Shed with Sound and Drama

Despite its year-to-year changing membership, this orchestra is reliably distinguished by energy, enthusiasm, and responsiveness, along with technical polish and precision.

The Self-Taught Gardener: Giving thanks

As we celebrate the season's bounty at our Thanksgiving table, our Self-Taught Gardener Lee Buttala is thinking about the alternative feast going on outdoors.

Popular Railroad Street cafe shuttered

Botanica, a daytime cafe that offered an upscale urban atmosphere, espresso-based drinks and a wide variety of sandwiches, salads and entrées.

The Self-Taught Gardener: The winter landscape

In the snow-covered winter landscape above the Arctic Circle, Lee Buttala realizes that trees connect us to the season we are in, and to the seasons yet to come.

NATURE’S TURN: Spring in the winter air. Trees, gardeners wake from dormancy

The seasons of more active engagement with the land are about to begin.

NATURE’S TURN: Signs of maturity, cure alliums, plant for autumn

Whether at a farm stand or market, it is a small crime of property damage to tear open the tip of an ear of corn.

Reinventing downtown Great Barrington: Commerce or retail ‘destination’?

"You want uses that drive foot traffic. At the same time, there are economics ... " -- Great Barrington Planning Board chair Brandee Nelson

NATURE’S TURN: The sun reigns – birthing in the barnyard, digging deep into winter’s cache

As winter turns toward spring, I’m inspired to dig deep into my pantry and pull out dried seeds that may have been there for many seasons; to look them over and turn them into the fresh food I crave – by sprouting.

NATURE’S TURN: Seed and feed rich colors, flavors for the New Year

Beginning with an aspect of the backstory of seed development seems fitting as the old year turns to the new and all of us have already or will soon choose seeds for our gardens and farms.

NATURE’S TURN: Autumn – savor and seed the turn-of-the-season garden

We are fundamentally light farmers. Harvest as much sunlight energy as possible by having as much green leaf as possible — therefore as much of the year as possible.

The Self-Taught Gardener: Rudiments of seed-saving

A gardener can simply collect seeds, sow them the next year and see what comes up, but a little understanding of the process can greatly impact the results.

NATURE’S TURN: The gardener’s art — gathering visions and vegetables

There’s still time to plant more radishes and broadcast seeds of lettuce, spinach and Asian greens in beds where alliums, spring beets and potatoes grew.

EAT WELL, LIVE WELL: How to feed an aging brain and body

Healthy aging is basically about taking care of ourselves. The nutrients that fuel a healthy body also fuel a healthy brain.

NATURE’S TURN: Seeds to eat, seeds to grow

Many gardeners and farmers have already procured their seeds for the 2016 growing season. Others of us have yet to inventory the seeds we have.

NATURE’S TURN: Winter garden 

In the first of her biweekly columns about growing and gardening in the Berkshires, Judy Isacoff writes: "Stars, the sunlit moon and planets circle the expanse of frozen, fertile ground during these long nights. There’s the sense of a night shift at work underground."

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.