Alibi V.21 No.17 • April 26-May 2, 2012 ››
The aftermath of the NY Times horse-racing exposé
The thing that hooked Debbie Coburn into nonprofit horse care: a 50,000-horse-long pee line. That’s the odd name for a controversial practice. Coburn explains that pregnant mares excrete a hormone in their urine that can be readily absorbed by humans. “There are pharmaceutical companies who buy the urine from farmers who collect it,” she says. The companies extract the hormone from PMU (pregnant mare urine) and put it in hormone replacement therapy drugs.
Got you under my skin
Twenty years ago, pest control expert Richard “Bugman” Fagerlund would get maybe one call a month about someone who said they felt imaginary bugs crawling on them. Today, he gets them almost on a daily basis.
Compost Tea and Extracts Workshop
The basics of making and using actively aerated compost tea and compost tea extracts. Preregistration with payment required.
BLM Black History March
Start at The Pit to participate and stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter march and then support local businesses, artists, performers and musicians.