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Worm Farming

One of the more exciting developments out here at the farm has been the revamping of our compost system. We had thrown the whole thing together out in the field behind the garden with bins made from t-posts and old … Continue reading

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Thinking vertically

There are so many cool things happening in the gardening world. People are experimenting with fun new techniques- all with the aim of better food, greater access to that food, and smarter designs that limit the demand for land and … Continue reading

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Back at it!

We’re in the thick of it out at the farm. Everything is greening up and we’re finally getting that much anticipated break in the weather. This winter was long and cold. One of the things that I love about doing … Continue reading

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The biggest pest of all…

Quackgrass. There, I said it. Quackgrass is the archnemesis of our vegetable garden. It’s everywhere, and there is likely no getting rid of it. That’s not pessimism, that’s reality. There is only managing and staying a step ahead of it. … Continue reading

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Harvests, Part 1

We had a slow start to our harvests. First, it took us a while to get everything prepped and planted. Thankfully, that ended up being a blessing in disguise since the unpredictable weather we’ve had included a late frost. Slow … Continue reading

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There’s a pest in the garden!

I thought it might be fun (and informative!) to start a new little series here on the garden blog. An organic garden is full of drama. Weeds, pests, diseases… all of these issues rear their ugly heads each year. Rather … Continue reading

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New garden projects.

The past two years we’ve been focusing on growing a lot of food for the clients at Dawn Farm’s main residential facility. And we’ve succeeded! Last year we had more peppers and eggplant than we knew what to do with! … Continue reading

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Seed ordering time!

This week the seed order goes out, and as soon as they arrive we’ll be busy planning and mapping out each week- starting seedlings, cleaning up garden beds and planting early crops in the hoop house, transplanting seedlings… it will … Continue reading

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Visioning for 2013

It’s a cold blustery day in January, and so planning for a new garden infuses the mind with warm visions of growth and abundance. I really don’t know what I did to combat the mid-winter blues before I was a … Continue reading

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A new year!

2012 was quite a year for the garden! We had many challenges, a lot of opportunities for growth and reflection, and a lot of homegrown food!! This year we’ve got a lot planned, and I want to do a better … Continue reading

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