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Is it gardening? Is it farming? Does it matter?

Farmers, as you know, grow stuff to eat. Gardeners grow stuff to look at. Or, wait – do they really? That’s the distinction that has always lurked in my head, although I never really thought about it until recently. It turns out that this unspoken assumption, like so...

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On the Do Not Call list, we’re No. 1!

We may not be ready to adopt “Live Telemarketer-Free or Die” as a state slogan but we might be getting close: New Hampshire is No. 1 when it comes to registering on the federal Do Not Call list. Last year, the Federal Trade Commission says people in New Hampshire...

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Have another lager – the cows are hungry

Have another lager – the cows are hungry

(This report is from UNH News Service. I'm a little surprised because I thought spent brewing grains were already used as farm feed - my neighbors the chicken farmers get a couple hundred pounds of them each week.) Wet brewers grains, the abundant residues of the...

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About Granite Geek

Dave Brooks has written a science/tech column since 1991 – yes, that long – and has written this blog since 2006, keeping an eye on topics of geekish interest in and around New Hampshire, from software to sea level rise, population dynamics to printing (3-D, of course). He moderates monthly Science Cafe NH discussions, beer in hand, and discusses the geek world regularly on WKXL radio in Concord.

Brooks earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics but got lost on the way to the Ivory Tower and ended up in a newsroom. He has reported for newspapers from Tennessee to New England. Rummage through his bag of awards you’ll find oddities like three Best Blog prizes from the New Hampshire Press Association and a Writer of the Year award from the N.H. Farm and Forest Bureau, of all places. He joined the Concord Monitor in 2015.

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