Susan Scofield

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Plant hardiness zones creep up

We gardeners have been waiting for years, and today the wait is over as the U.S. Department of Agriculture  (USDA) finally released its 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map, updating a useful tool for gardeners and researchers for the first time since 1990. In these two decades, the new map …

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Hanging with normal Wisconsin grazers

Jeff attended the 20th annual GrassWorks Grazing Conference in January where he had the opportunity to hear Joel Salatin speak and to visit with him after his presentation on direct marketing.  Salatin is hailed by the New York Times as “Virginia’s most multifaceted agrarian since Thomas Jefferson [and] the high …

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