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Forget the tale of Johnny Appleseed: The modern and more reliable way to make new fruit trees is through grafting. Photo courtesy Kent Memorial Library

Workshop on How To Graft Fruit Trees

Kent Memorial Library in Kent, Conn., once again hosts Justin Potter for a demonstration of “gentle top grafting” of fruit trees: adding scionwood of one variety onto a well-established tree of another variety, but without the major surgery involved with standard top grafting.

If you can’t use flour or leavening agents, egg whites can do the job of adding lift to baked goods. Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

Wheat Is Rising — In Price, Not Just in Baked Goods

If you bake, and especially if you bake bread, you are nervously watching what’s happening with the world’s supply of wheat right now.

Ukraine and Russia together supply about a quarter of the world’s wheat, according to the US Department of Agriculture.

Geoff Brown has published a history of the elegant 19th-century stone church in Lime Rock, Conn., that places the church and our region in the larger context of world history. Photo by Janet Manko

Trinity Church, Lime Rock, Salisbury, America, the World In New History Book

Some books are better when you dip into them, and don’t try to read them end to end. Cookbooks are an obvious example. Marcel Proust’s epic multi-volume masterpiece is another, in my opinion.

For journalists, the “Associated Press Stylebook” works that way.

Learn about America’s most famous lawsuits through comic-book style graphics at the American Museum of Tort Law, which reopens on April 1. Illustration courtesy American Museum of Tort Law

Tort Law: More Interesting Than You Might Expect

Not every day trip in our region has to be to someplace scenic or historic. There is also the town of Winsted, Conn., and the American Museum of Tort Law.

Yes, that’s right. A day trip to Winsted, to the tort law museum.


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