FOOD FOREST & COMPANION PLANTING IN BROOKSVILLE, FLORIDA

I spent the first week of April, 2016 volunteering at Circle T Farms in Brooksville, Florida--a newly forming 10 acre Permaculture Farm which (among other features) will include a large market garden, education center, and Forest Garden. Since Circle T is still in its initial phases of design/implementation, I actually got to help plant some… Continue reading FOOD FOREST & COMPANION PLANTING IN BROOKSVILLE, FLORIDA

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SPRING PLANTINGS: A NORTH CAROLINA VEGETABLE GARDEN

Camille and I (Riley) spent the first two weeks of March (2016) working at Blue Ridge Napping Institute in Moravian Falls, North Carolina. ¬†Our main task was to help (owner) Tom direct seed and transplant hardy and semi-hardy vegetables into his Spring Garden. First we started (from seed) several flats of onions, kale, lettuce, tomatoes,… Continue reading SPRING PLANTINGS: A NORTH CAROLINA VEGETABLE GARDEN

SOIL EROSION

Today at Blue Ridge Napping Institute, Camille, our friend Jess, and I (Riley) helped Tom open the flood gates on his pond in order to flush out two years worth of sediment. Before we opened the gates, the pond's dam was filled to the brim with sand, and the water was only a few inches… Continue reading SOIL EROSION