Now is an appropriate time to be planning your spring garden. Included in that planning is what seeds to plant. Off Grid Info has compiled a fantastic heirloom /non-GMO / organic seed list on their website. It can be a great opportunity to try growing something new or fun also. Click here to check it out…
I just finished the latest book, Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World, by farmer/author/educator extraordinaire Joel Salatin.
This book is overflowing with the type of contemplative life wisdom you’d expect from a Buddhist monk… Continue reading
Worms are industrious, tireless workers. Did you know worms never sleep? They eat our garbage and turn it into productive soil. Worms can be kept in a small bin with no odor in an apartment or small space. They are part of the solution to our collective nature deficit disorder. … Continue reading
It was also the 350.org ‘s Connect the Dots event with actions going on worldwide like this one of firefighters in the Santa Fe Forest remembering the largest wildfire in New Mexico history that was… Continue reading
The connectivity of life is easy to contemplate at New Chapter’s Finca Luna Nueva in Costa Rica. Nestled in the primary rainforest, Finca Luna Nueva is a 200 acre biodynamic organic farm and… Continue reading
On a recent visit to Monteverde, Costa Rica, I met Victor, a small coffee farmer and member of the Coopesanta Elena. Made up of 75 small coffee producers, the cooperative members are committed to growing their crops in harmony with nature.
Victor’s farm is in fact teeming with biodiversity. From sloths hanging… Continue reading
How long do seeds last? As a rule of thumb, germination rates of seeds decrease every year. But some seeds are known to live far longer, especially if they are stored in a cool dry place. Here is a table of average seed viability taken from a… Continue reading
This photo is of the Sun Chips “World’s First 100% Compostable Chips Package” over one year after being composted in my Solar Cone aerobic digester in hot and humid South… Continue reading | 1 Comment