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SPRING PLANTINGS: A NORTH CAROLINA VEGETABLE GARDEN

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Camille and I 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 … Continue reading

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SOIL EROSION

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Today at Blue Ridge Napping Institute, Camille, our friend Jess, and I 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 … Continue reading

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THE DAFFODIL: A FRUIT TREE COMPANION

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I spent my second day at Blue Ridge Napping Institute searching the surrounding forest for wild daffodils, and then digging them up and transplanting them around the base of fruit trees in Tom’s small orchard.  (Blue Ridge Napping Institute is … Continue reading

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CROSS-COUNTRY JOURNEY 2016

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A LITTLE ABOUT US: Riley is a Certified Permaculture Designer, Community Organizer, and Licensed Massage Therapist, with a degree in Sustainable Living from Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa. Camille is a Community Organizer and Yoga Instructor, with a … Continue reading

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SCHOOLYARD PERMACULTURE

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During the summer of 2015, I consulted with a non-profit organization in Central Florida that manages eight (elementary) schoolyard gardens.  Their mission:  “ to eliminate poverty as a factor in educational success and diet-related health issues”. In pursuit of this goal, … Continue reading

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Placemaking in Progress: Gulfport Community Garden

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In January, 2014 my partner Camille and I launched our first joint Placemaking project:   Redesigning and reviving Gulfport Florida’s Community Garden. The first step of the project was an announcement in the Gulfport Gabber inviting community members to gather and discuss the potentials of a … Continue reading

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COMPANION PLANTING

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Companion planting is the organic gardener’s alternative to pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fertilizers.  Combing diverse crops of plants that have mutually beneficial relationships, companion planting gives rise to natural conditions which provide habitats for beneficial insects and animals, deter pests, enrich the soil, and increase productivity. Within … Continue reading

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