Saturday, April 21, 2012

New crop circles, Potatoes and Permaculture

Things are smoothly moving along at our little farm...

Last Sunday, our friend Gene and three wwofers currenly working at his ranch came by to give us a hand.


Jordan and Josh, two of the wwoofers, camped at Gaia Gardens overnight to continue helping us on Monday.

Derk Loeks, another permaculture designer came by this week to take a look at the farm.  He made great suggestions on creating guilds (Pinon-Juniper-Golden Currant) as well as suggested a variety of trees and shrubs we could get from the Forestry Service such as Black Locust, Oregon Grapes, Arroyo Mapple, Wolf Berries and Siberian Peas.

I was invited to make a presentation at the Sustainable Santa Fe Commission last Tuesday.  It followed a presentation by Louise Pappe on urban agriculture nationwide.  

Tiel and Kaylyn have been busy planting potatoes and flowers, as well as building and beautifying the camping area.

Our compost tea brewer is now in operation.  The entire field was sprayed a couple days ago.  A new batch is brewing right now and will be applied tomorrow.  It take 24 hours to make a batch.

The entire field is now ready for planting....

Tomorrow Sunday, we will be planting beets, carrots, radishes and chard from seeds.  We'll also be transplanting a lot of the seedlings from our greenhouse.  If you wish to get more involved in shaping the mission of the farm, please come to our community meeting tomorrow 12:00-1:30pm

COMMUNITY MEETING (and Potluck Brunch)
Sundays 12:00-1:30PM

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays  2:00-6:00PM 
(feel free to come at anytime during these hours)

Sundays 7:30pm

Money to Purchase Irrigation

We need to purchase irrigation material (drip lines and sprinklers) and are looking for $ donations to help purchase approximately $700 of supplies.  Click here to donate 

Person(s) needed to pick up compost at Body and Aztec 3x week (email here if interested)

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