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ocean ranching

ocean ranching  n.— «Don’t ever refer to it as farming—but home grown fishes are the Alaska’s largest agricultural crop. Instead, call it “ocean ranching.”» —“Home grown fishes, Salmon sales slip, Funds for injured...

brown bagging

brown bagging  v.— «The unauthorized sale of seed from protected crop varieties is prohibited by federal law, warns Steve Sebesta, North Dakota State Seed Department deputy seed commissioner. It’s commonly called “brown...

crop

crop  n.— «I’m talking about a group of women who are much more mysterious than that: Scrapbookers. It’s all my friend Barb’s fault. One day she lured me to what’s called a “crop,” with cheap promises of a good time, great...

slow clothes

slow clothes  n.pl.— «Nowhere does he touch on the appeal of Slow Clothes, which got me thinking, first frivolously and then more seriously, about not just the sensual pleasures to be found in dressing and undressing slowly but how...

compost tea

compost tea  n.— «The compost teas are part of an approach known as biodynamics, a type of farming that bans use of artificial pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers, and promotes crop and wildlife diversity to curb pests.…The theory...

hydroseeding

hydroseeding  n.— «The pale, sandy earth is barren, except for patches of unnaturally bright green that mark where a mixture of green dye, fertilizer and grass seed has been sprayed in a process called hydroseeding. The garish dye shows...