Items by Ari LeVaux

What to plant as spring approaches
What to plant as spring approaches
It’s time to peruse seed catalogues and plan for the gardening months of summer.
The dramatic changes in our planting zones
The dramatic changes in our planting zones
Early blooms and cold snaps turn gardeners’ lives on end.
How I escaped post-election blues
How I escaped post-election blues
Elk hunting offers a necessary distraction.
Vegan food may not be as “vegan” as you think
Vegan food may not be as “vegan” as you think
Plant-based food processing collides with the ugliest side of animal production.
Have farmers markets been spoiled by their own success?
I’m garden-obsessed even though it’s still winter
Locavores aren’t loved by everybody
A street-smart chicken for your backyard
Lentil Underground is a Montana phenomenon
Grass-fed beef can be good 365 days a year
How to cook a rattlesnake – if you have to
My chickens lay their own Easter eggs
Why we garden
Why we garden
When I'm growing vegetables, I'm meditating.
Will the nation accept horse slaughter?
Will the nation accept horse slaughter?
Opinion on the recent opening of two slaughterhouses: why horsemeat isn't such a radical idea.
The bullet shortage: a self-fulfilling prophecy
The bullet shortage: a self-fulfilling prophecy
It started with the fear of government intervention and ends with hoarding.
Some states recognize that corn ethanol is a bum deal
Some states recognize that corn ethanol is a bum deal
As ethanol content in gasoline continues to rise, some communities are resisting.
It's time to see exactly how the sausage gets made
It's time to see exactly how the sausage gets made
"Ag-gag" farm protection laws are the wrong way to go for the meat industry
Roadkill: It's what's for dinner
Roadkill: It's what's for dinner
The author offers tips on how to safely evaluate roadkill
A no-nonsense kitchen for Christmas
A no-nonsense kitchen for Christmas
You don't need more gadgets, just more creativity.
Shoot it yourself
Shoot it yourself
A primer on hunting for food, not for sport.
The "truth" about organic food
The "truth" about organic food
Organic food is better for us than food grown on farms using pesticides, hormones or antibiotics. Here's why.
Megadrought, the new normal
Megadrought, the new normal
Even the weeds are dying in this megadrought, and long time farmers are losing their crops in New Mexico.
How to heat-proof your garden
How to heat-proof your garden
In a spring so hot and dry that it’s breaking records, backyard gardeners might considering using edible living mulch to protect the soil.
For the love of garlic
For the love of garlic
When a hardcore garlic lover runs out of his favorite strain of hardneck garlic, he'll do anything to find some more.
Food safety is a matter of power
Food safety is a matter of power
Around the time a small California "raw food" club was busted and its founder jailed in the name of food safety, the giant multinational Cargill escaped serious punishment for a deadly salmonella outbreak.
Monsanto wins, for now
Monsanto wins, for now
The Agriculture Department approves the planting of genetically modified alfalfa seed.
2010: the year of food politics
2010: the year of food politics
Food safety was a major concern this year as the federal government moved toward greater regulation of food producers.
How to play the gardening game
How to play the gardening game
Now is the time to get out the seed catalogs and start planning this year's garden.
Advice from the Loser School of Hunting
Advice from the Loser School of Hunting
Even a poor student gets a second chance in the Loser School of Hunting, where if at first you don’t succeed, you try, and try again.
Organic goes down a slippery road
Organic goes down a slippery road
Even as organic food gains in popularity, big corporations and Chinese imports are taking over the market and diluting the very meaning of "organic."
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