Articles & Essays

Video: Seedling to Table – Growing Cabbage, Making Kraut

By Dennis Klocek January 11, 2021

Learn the tricks and tips from Dennis Klocek, master gardener, for how to grow, harvest, and process cabbage into sauerkraut.

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Video: Working with Solar Rhythms – Planting Cabbages out of Season

By Dennis Klocek January 11, 2021

What agricultural magic can we work when working with the solar rhythms? Follow Dennis into his garden to learn how using the number of hours in a day (solar length of day) when planning your garden activities can lead to increased quality and yield for veggies, fruits, and medicine. In this video he describes how…

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What is alchemy?

By Dennis Klocek January 11, 2021

Mention the word alchemy and most people would imagine some crazy guy trying to change lead into gold. While that is true “Lead” and “Gold” in alchemical symbolism are code words for what is corruptible “Lead”, and what is not “Gold”.  Corruptible means it will decay in time and lose its form. Seen that way,…

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Video: Sow seeds once, harvest all season – The process of “pricking out”

By Dennis Klocek October 28, 2020

By transplanting and separating seedlings based on their vigor, you can benefit from nature’s own strategy of staggering growth among seeds to give you a harvest all season long from one sowing.

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Recursive Thinking

By Dennis Klocek September 17, 2020

Computers use formulas known as algorithms that dictate mathematically how changes are being created in a set of inputs. A researcher converts data from an experiment into mathematical equations or algorithms that are repeated or iterated many, many times by a computer. The logic language in constructing such a formula is, “if this, then :…

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A Pandemic of Blame

By Dennis Klocek September 17, 2020

A pandemic can be characterized technically as a cascade. One event triggers two events and they in turn trigger four and so on to create a cascade. In biology the cascade effect is a fundamental life strategy for many opportunistic organisms like viruses. However, social scientists point out that the lingering effects of a cascading…

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Easter 2020 – Trust in life

By Dennis Klocek April 15, 2020

An algorithm is a mathematical process that creates a looping train of steps that are required to be followed one after another until the loop is complete. There are many forms of algorithms that are used by computers to solve problems. Many are known as divide and conquer formulas used to break codes or find…

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El Nino Case Study 1997-1998

By Dennis Klocek July 1, 2015

In 1996 there were several events which allowed a warm plume of water to bring up cool temperatures in the tropical eastern Pacific in the area between the dateline and Hawaii. This warming trend started early in 1996 in a very cool ocean and was the seed of the great El nino of 1997-98. Only…

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El Nino Case Study 1982-1983

By Dennis Klocek July 1, 2015

The following is a brief description of the situation which built up warmth in the western Pacific that eventually lead to the 1982/83 el nino. None of the events are depicted in the animation. In December 1979 Jupiter was in western nino 5. During that year there was an unusual warming event in the eastern…

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The El Nino and Planetary Movement

By Dennis Klocek July 1, 2015 Comments Off on The El Nino and Planetary Movement

From December to April any outer planet in nino 5 will be moving in arc in a retrograde motion that is from east to west. This is coincident with the yearly warming period in nino 5. Any outer planet in nino 5 will be moving retrograde from January to May. This is coincident with the…

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