Wednesday, May 25, 2016
moon garden collage

What does the lunar cycle have to do with gardening? Learn the basic principles of moon gardening, a practice used by Ancient Romans and Native Americans that is still talked about today.
onions and potatoes

Learn how to grow onion sets and why you should plant seed potatoes instead of potatoes from the supermarket.
dandelion collage

Although most people consider dandelions weeds, the plant has been used as food and medicine for hundreds of years.
Egyptian walking onion

Perennial food plants are unique because they produce several seasons of crops over many years. Learn why you should grow perennial foods, and get 8 recommendations for perennials to include in your food garden.
trench composting

Farmers with an abundance of manure, animal bedding and plant material to dispose of can use trench composting to create a high-volume of rich organic matter for fields and gardens.
farm business collage

Sometimes farmers forget farming is our business, not just our lifestyle. Writing a business plan helps us look past daily “to do's” and envision what we want our farms to be in the future.
seed bombs

Homemade seed tape and seed bombs can be made with the same simple supplies, and they're great for gardeners of all ages.
goat debudding process

Goat horn removal can be controversial; it is farmer’s choice whether or not to remove an animal’s horns, but most goat producers do as part of their herd management practice.
goats on pasture

FAMACHA scoring is used to identify risk of barber pole worm infestation in small ruminants. It is an effective, easy-to-use tool everyone from backyard hobbyists to large-scale producers can use on the farm.
farm safety collage

Having a plan helps farmers respond to hazards appropriately, and trains everyone on the farm to stay safe.
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