Innovative Horticultural Strategies for a New Permaculture Century

with Chuck Marsh of Useful Plants Nursery in Black Mountain, NC  I knew I’d chosen the right workshop when Chuck Marsh started his presentation on Innovative Horticultural Strategies for a new Permaculture Century with a poem by William Stafford. Chuck then discussed the impending risks of climate change and argued that the horticultural skills needed … Continue reading Innovative Horticultural Strategies for a New Permaculture Century

Local Food Feast: Full Listing of Dishes and Farms

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association 29th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference 2014 Local Food Feast: Full Listing of Dishes and Farms Winter Squash and Swiss Chard Stew with squash donated by Eastern Carolina Organics –Acorn squash from Cottle Organics –Carnival squash from Fishel’s Organic –Swiss chard from Way of Life Deconstructed Bibb Salad –Bibb lettuce from Shelton … Continue reading Local Food Feast: Full Listing of Dishes and Farms

FAQ

FAQ Nothing—not even genetically engineered organisms—makes me feel more sad about the state of farming in the public conscious than when somebody starts out a question, “I’m sorry to sound like an idiot…” There are questions I hear over and over again, and questions which annoy me a tiny bit, but there are no questions … Continue reading FAQ

Moisture

Hi blog. I’m sorry for the long silence. Not to unduly thrash the proverbial expired equine for my excuses, but there’s been a lot of work and not a lot of time for my usual airy-fairy musings the past few weeks. Lately, the most complex thing on my mind is whether or not I will … Continue reading Moisture

Weekly Rhythms

Shew. Lots and lots of farm work gets done in between my bouts of navel-gazing. Our weeks have a nice rhythm. At the moment, the latter part of the week—Thursday, Friday, and Saturday—is devoted to harvest and market. Monday through Wednesday tend to be full of seeding, planting, and lots of odds and ends like … Continue reading Weekly Rhythms