Documentaries & books about Organic Agriculture

Interesting Books  "The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals" by Michael Pollan Today, buffeted by one food fad after another, America is suffering from what can only be described as a national eating disorder. Will it be fast food tonight, or something organic? Or perhaps something we grew ourselves? The question of what [...]

2018-05-01T14:37:17+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is Organic?

“Organic” is a term used to describe food that is produced without the use of chemical products such as fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides and pesticides. In the United States and Europe legislative bodies enacted regulations to designate what procedures are permitted during “organic” production of food and livestock. And so arose the certifying companies: often private businesses dedicated [...]

2018-05-01T14:40:23+00:00 April 30th, 2018|BLOG, Education|0 Comments

10 Tips to Make a Quality Home Compost

Tip #1 – Add a balance proportion of “green waste” and “brown waste” to your compost pile Green Wastes are high in nitrogen and proteins, in addition to supporting the growth of microorganisms and increasing  temperature--all necessary for creating a high quality compost. Brown Wastes are high in carbons and carbohydrates, giving the energy necessary for the survival of microorganisms.  The [...]

2018-05-01T14:41:41+00:00 April 30th, 2018|BLOG, Education, Vegetable Garden|0 Comments

Crop Rotation & Companion Planting

Two important growing methods that will provide an abundant, vibrant & healthy garden or farm are growing by Crop Rotation and Companion Planting. Essential to employing these methods is making a “Garden Plan” and keeping a “Garden Diary” where you record what, where and when you plant so you can learn from your successes and improve upon [...]

2018-05-01T14:35:54+00:00 April 30th, 2018|BLOG, Education, Vegetable Garden|0 Comments

The Soil Food Web

Below the earth’s surface life is brimming with activity—moles, insects, worms and billions of microorganisms all live within the soil.  To give you a picture a small spoon full of good gardening soil contains a billion invisible bacteria, many meters worth of invisible fungal hyphae, several thousand protozoa and a few dozen nematodes!  Just as within all [...]

2018-05-01T14:42:11+00:00 April 30th, 2018|BLOG, Education|0 Comments