On Mon, 15 Aug 2011 18:50:34 -0400, Frank
Good to see-- but you don't need to take the buildings out-
This one was featured on a news show a month or so ago--
3 stories up in Brooklyn- a great view of Manhattan & 6000 square feet
of garden. And its a CSA to boot with a bunch of local eateries
buying their wares.
They grow "cucumbers, hot peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, spinach,
radishes, kale, swiss chard, carrots, peas, beans, salad greens
(lettuces, mustards, arugula) herbs (sage, tarragon, oregano, parsley,
chives, cilantro, dill), and flowers (cosmos, zinnias, calendula,
tobacco, daisys, hops). Additionally, the Farm grows a small amount of
corn and squash (winter and summer)."
[and honey-- don't forget the honey<g>]
Where are absorbed toxins stored in the grape plant? Leaves? Roots?
Fruit? Inner city soil is typically high in lead and various other
I have an urban organic garden on my property, and what edible plants I
grow (a fair number) are grown entirely in soil I had trucked in and
build beds with. Just being near city streets will have deposited much
lead from car exhaust, and who knows what else was dumped in the yard
before I bought the house?
Even if I did drink wine, I wouldn't drink that wine until I knew about
more about this question.
Residues from herbicides, pesticides, and air pollution would settle on
the outside of a plant. Absorption from the soil is unlikely in that
roots facilitate the passage of certain nutrients which are required by
the vine, leaving undesired compounds and minerals to decay or wash away
with a rain.
If wine is made, the yeast will absorb any heavy metals that it may
contain. The clear wine is decanted (racked) away from the sediment
(including the yeast), which results in a wine, free from toxic levels
of heavy metals and/or pesticides.
Both the House and Senate budget plan would cut Social Security and Medicare,
Brewers yeast is highly nutritious. Some eat it deliberately. I've
done so with the yeast from my home brewed ale. I also tend to use the
yeast from any of my brewing as fertilizer in my garden for any of it I
don't eat. So I take it if I have any suspicion of mineral
contamination I should not do that. Got it. Much less a problem with
grains from the home brew shop to make ale than home grown grapes to
make wine. Got it.
Wow! So interesting to read you agree with what we have been saying
for so long. Also amazed to read the" birds" actually admit to using
organophosphates on their little commune. The pseudoscience
thingie not working so well, huh?
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