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July Musings in an Urban Oasis

Mid-summer in the Southeastern Appalachians of Western North Carolina: Barefoot Gardens and Orchards (in east Asheville) are many shades of plush green and hoped for promise. (Much attention and work precedes and weaves throughout the hope)! With our orchard beginnings … Continue reading

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Snowy Day Musings and Wonderings

Incredibly dry 2016 growing season, in the southern Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. From mid-May through early July: no measurable rainfall. Two weeks of medium rainfall in July, then again, no measurable moisture until late October. Amazing, that in … Continue reading

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The Dowser’s Garden: Deepening the Connection

 

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8th Annual Permaculture Design Course

  ¬†Maya Mountain Research Farm in southern Belize Join Albert Bates, Andrew Goodheart Brown, Christopher Nesbitt, and¬†Nicole Foss,( co-editor of The Automatic Earth) for the 8th annual Permaculture Design Course at the Maya Mountain Research Farm in southern Belize, during … Continue reading

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Fresh Return from Guatemala

Freshly back from a 12 day gallop through Guatemala with David LaMotte, a wonderful and well known singer/songwriter, and co-founder (with his wife DeAnna) of PEG-Partners (pegpartners.org) a small non-profit that partners with other organizations to help fund “bibliotecas” (libraries) … Continue reading

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Join Goodheart in southern Belize for the 6th Annual Permaculture Design Course

This is a GREAT time to get away to the plush, green sub-tropics of southern BELIZE. Our site (MMRF) is 2 miles upriver from the village of San Pedro Columbia, and is accessed by a 30 minute dugout canoe ride. … Continue reading

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Unidentified Mushroom

Mushroom, originally uploaded by organicrider. Showed up in mid August growing on the logs bordering the garden beds.

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Golden Chanterelle2.jpg

Golden Chanterelle2.jpg, originally uploaded by organicrider. Sprouted up early in the season.

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Green Packaging Material Made From Mushrooms?

You bet!  Two undergraduates at the Rensselae Polytechnic Instititute in New York have discovered a way to bond agricultural waste and mushroom roots to make a foam like packaging material called Mycobond.  It’s naturally environmentally friendly and produces one-tenth the … Continue reading

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Basket of Red Currents

Basket of Red Currents, originally uploaded by organicrider.

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