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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
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
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
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
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
Mushroom, originally uploaded by organicrider. Showed up in mid August growing on the logs bordering the garden beds.
Golden Chanterelle2.jpg, originally uploaded by organicrider. Sprouted up early in the season.
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
Basket of Red Currents, originally uploaded by organicrider.