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V.25 No.24 | 6/16/2016
Guns into Gardens
La Plazita Institute

Culture Shock

Double Barreled Garden Spade

The great velocity of Guns into Gardens

The forges of RAWtools will transform weapons confiscated by APD into garden tools to be used at La Plazita Institute's community gardens.
V.25 No.4 | 01/28/2016

The Daily Word in Ants, Death Suits and Chins

The Daily Word

Watch this video about how ant colonies work. Here's a hint: They're just like us, maaan.

Winter's almost over. Thank god. Here's a cool guide to planting bulbs for the next three seasons. Get some friggin' color up in here.

We're the only animal that has a chin. Which makes me scratch mine. Which makes me wonder if that's why it's there. It makes me dizzy.

Better clean up your act! A dirty house can get you a one-way ticket to the slammer like these two ABQ dirtbags.

Help the internet write a novel one character at a time. It can't be worse than Fight Club.

More than half of British adults went to church in the last year, proving once again that there's nothing to do in England.

Spain is offering citizenship to descendants of Jewish families who fled the country in the 15th century. We knew they'd come crawling back.

Hey, litterbugs! Quit leaving your dead bodies around and use this mushroom burial suit next time. It turns corpses into compost in no time, and it comes in a slim-fitting onesie.

V.24 No.17 | 4/23/2015
Puncture weed, also known as goatheads.
City of Albuquerque



When the green’s got to go

Even in the desert, noxious weeds are an environmental menace.


The Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World

We can’t all be Captain Planet, but even couch potatoes can do their part.
V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014


Farming Beyond Farmville

The pros and cons of urban agriculture

Hey hipster, think you have what it takes to grow your own? Before you grab your favorite hoe, let Holly von Winckel walk you through the pros and cons.
V.23 No.23 | 6/5/2014
The Germans are coming! The fun beer and bratwurst kind, not the not-so-fun other kind.
CC by Rochelle, just rochelle

Food News

Bite Sized Edition

Opa! Organic!

Nora Hickey dishes out the latest Burque food and restaurant happenings.
V.23 No.19 | 5/8/2014

Flash in the Pan


How to kill your grass

Because sometimes the grass has gotta go.
V.23 No.17 | 4/24/2014

Flash in the Pan

The Rhythm of the Garden

A new book explores the poetry of growing things

A new book of poetry explores the literary side of farming.
V.21 No.35 | 8/30/2012
A plant gone to seed has its own kind of beauty.
Ari Levaux


Growing chaos

It turns out that if you leave them alone long enough, garden plants are happy to do their own thing. This week, Ari LeVaux explores the aesthetic, philosophical and biological joys of the bolted garden in “Going to seed.”

A plant gone to seed has its own kind of beauty.
Ari Levaux

Food for Thought

Going to Seed

Enlightened chaos in the garden

Food writer Ari LeVaux discovers the joy of a chaotic garden.
V.21 No.23 | 6/7/2012
Scapes on the plain
Ari LeVaux


Scapes on a train

No, not snakes on a plane. Scapes on a train—or more specifically, garlic stalks stir-fried with pork and oyster sauce in the dining car of a Chinese train bound for Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. In this week’s Food Section, globetrotting food critic Ari LeVaux talks about the pulse-quickening moment he first encountered garlic flowers and stalks—collectively called scapes. Scapes are in season right now, and preparing them at home is inexpensive and easy. (Unlike some of the other international train rides Ari has taken.)

Food for Thought

Great Scapes

The loveliness of garlic flowers

The first time I ate garlic flowers was for breakfast on a train from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The dining car didn't have a menu: You just sat down and they brought you food. A server delivered a plate of stir-fried chopped green things with pork and oyster sauce, along with a bowl of rice. It was years before that I realized that the pencil-thick green things were pieces of garlic flowers and flower stalks, collectively known as scapes.
V.21 No.14 | 4/5/2012
Ari LeVaux

Food for Thought

Green Mulch Makeover

Summer-proofing your vegetable garden

Across the Midwest, New England and Canada, high-temperature records are being broken by the thousands—3,125 between March 12 and 18 alone. Meteorologists are scrambling to find anything comparable to weather that has been dubbed “summer in March.” Two days before the official end of winter, temperatures of 94° were recorded in South Dakota.

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V.21 No.3 | 1/19/2012

video games

Webgame Wednesday: Bloomin' Gardens

Spring isn't quite in the air, but it sure is nice to think about the impending change in seasons. You can get in the mood for warmer weather with Bloomin' Gardens. It's a puzzle game that asks you to plant different species of flowers in a gridded-out garden. Line up five or more in a row, and they disappear. Work fast, because for every plant you drop, three more sprout up. You've gotta think ahead to plan out your garden, because it's gonna get overgrown mighty quick.


Alibi Picks

Tomorrow! Seed workshop at Plants of the Southwest with expert farmy guys

While you're sewing the metaphorical seeds of change for 2012 [see "You, Improved"], don't forget about the literal ones. Two of the state's foremost farming experts—Michael Reed (La Orilla Farm, The Permaculture Institute) and Joshua Cravens (Jardin del Alma, project director of the Arid Crop Seed Cache)—are presenting a pair of free classes in preparation for spring planting. This Saturday's session focuses on the history of plant-human coevolution. Next Saturday, take a 101-style workshop on growing your own organic food from seed. Both weekend's classes take place at Plants of the Southwest (6680 Fourth Street NW) from 1 to 3 p.m. Call (541) 221-2879 or email if you're interested in attending either of them.

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