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Joel’s Ramblings

Brooklyn Bridge Park… Spectacular!

Every once in a while a very cool project comes along that’s a little out of the norm.  The work going on at the Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of those, and it is spectacular!  A few weeks ago I made contact with an old friend of EarthWorks, former golf course superintendent Paul Sutter, who…

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Everyone is an “Organic Guy”!

I was recently invited to speak at a distributors’ meeting taking place at a golf course.  As I waited for my turn to speak, I asked the distributor if our host superintendent was using EarthWorks products.  He responded “No, he’s not an organic guy”!!!  Not an organic guy, I thought – and it really hit…

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Fall is for Feeding … The Soil.

Just as I’m about ready to get back into the pool… Summer is over! In the turf business, fall has got to be everyone’s favorite season; it means we survived yet another tough summer.  I travel, a lot, and I see a lot of golf courses and a lot of athletic fields all over the…

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Help Me Understand Something…

The other day a former student, an experienced superintendent and friend sent me an exasperated email that diagrammed his annual “expert” consultation meeting. It sounded like this: “Good afternoon. I just wanted to drop you a quick line. I have made a few observations this year that I would like to share. First, using Logan Labs tests and the…

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OK, I’m Done! No More “He Said/She Said” Articles for Me.

Twenty four years ago Jerry Brunetti and I were finalizing our business plan for a new company that we decided to call EarthWorks.  I had spent five years at Penn State as a horticulture student and five years as a Penn State County Extension Agent.   Jerry had already established a business in the sustainable agriculture…

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A very tough growing year…

One very tough growing year for a lot of sections of the country which followed what I thought was one of the toughest weather years on record.  I won’t be making that statement again after the year we just went through.  Have you seen the flood pictures from Vermont?  Did you see the pictures of…

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WOW! What year is it?

Wait, when did they invent the internet???  I feel like I’ve been taking a 15 year cyber nap!!!  OK, the EW website hasn’t been updated for a while but I promise we will keep this one at least in the twentieth century! Many thanks to my friend Peter McCormick of TurfNet fame who had to…

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