Category Archives: Gardening

First Experience Growing Mushrooms: The 2nd Fruiting Cycle

Tonight, as we finished enjoying a part of our 2nd Shiitake harvest – sautéed in butter and Bragg’s amino acids, I wanted to share the journey of our 2nd fruiting cycle with you.
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My First Experience Growing Mushrooms

I recently had the opportunity to give mushroom growing a try – as a way of understanding how they grow with the hope that I may be able to shock them in such a way that I can increase their yields. I was given a four mushroom logs to grow at home, and boy was I excited to give this a try! So in this post I’m going to share with you my experiences with giving mushroom growing a try.
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My Experience with Pecha Kucha Speech Preparation

Around mid-summer 2013, the St. Louis-based innovation think tank, Openly Disruptive, invited me to give a presentation based on the theme of sustainability and local food as part of their Disruptive Diner Series.  I decided to create a presentation entitled: “3 Ways Electricity Can Be of Benefit to Urban Agriculture“.  It’s not what you think!

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A Brief Overview of Growing Plants with Electricity: Electroculture 101

I would like to share with you my latest blog post in the form of a slideshow.  I am starting to experiment with different ways of creating content and I hope that your find this informative and worthy of your attention.

In the slideshow below, I touch on the high-points of electroculture – what it is, how it works, and some applications.  Enjoy!

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Experimenting with Electro-Culture

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Ever since I was an adolescent, I loved finding catalogs and books covering esoteric subjects and arcane scientific knowledge.  One thing I came upon was a set of papers archived by Rex Research that covered an amazing array of electrostatic-based inventions and discoveries.

After revisiting the idea once in a while over the years, I recently came across a much greater selection of web-material for the related topic of electro-culture… the concept of growing plants with electricity. Continue reading

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