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15 hours ago with 2 notes

Via harlemgirlfarmworld

Tagged: food systems

harlemgirlfarmworld:

#farmgirlfarm Red Russian Kale (at Farm Girl Farm)

harlemgirlfarmworld:

#farmgirlfarm Red Russian Kale (at Farm Girl Farm)

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15 hours ago with 4 notes

Via harlemgirlfarmworld

Tagged: food system

harlemgirlfarmworld:

Floating #farmgirlfarm #basil (at Farm Girl Farm)

harlemgirlfarmworld:

Floating #farmgirlfarm #basil (at Farm Girl Farm)

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16 hours ago with 189 notes

Via ediblegardensla

Tagged: food systems

ediblegardensla:

A harvest of leafy greens, sungold tomatoes and hot peppers in a garden in the hills.

ediblegardensla:

A harvest of leafy greens, sungold tomatoes and hot peppers in a garden in the hills.

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18 hours ago with 147 notes

Via laughingduckpermaculture

Tagged: compost animals food

laughingduckpermaculture:

Here’s a video I found linked on Facebook yesterday. Apparently Vermont Compost Company has been feeding its chickens from compost piles for over a decade!

It’s encouraging to find out that someone’s already doing something similar to the duck-assisted composting we started just a few weeks ago. Now that we have definite proof that this is possible, we’re making plans for expanding and refining our process. We just need to get more of our property fenced in (which will have to wait until thawed ground and extra money coincide), and we’ll have to spend some time experimenting and calculating when the piles have the most duck food so that we can stagger them correctly.

This video is just a clip; watch the full piece on Geoff Lawton’s website. Apparently Lawton is trying a variation on this method himself, so keep an eye out for future videos.

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1 day ago with 13 notes

Via dirtdoll

Tagged: seed saving

Saving seeds is a political act.”
Vandana Shiva (via dirtdoll)

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1 day ago with 2 notes

Via dirtdoll

Tagged: urban ag

dirtdoll:

Soil delivery for building the rest of the beds.

dirtdoll:

Soil delivery for building the rest of the beds.

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1 day ago with 6 notes

Via dirtdoll

Tagged: how to mustard seed

dirtdoll:

Remember all of that mustard that went to seed?  We harvested the seed for pickling last weekend.  In order to separate the seeds from the pods, we took a lesson from nature.
We threshed the dried plants in a large container and then poured them into a bowl in front of a fan.  All of the fine, dried plant material blew away with the force of the fan while the heavier seeds fell right into the bowl.

dirtdoll:

Remember all of that mustard that went to seed?  We harvested the seed for pickling last weekend.  In order to separate the seeds from the pods, we took a lesson from nature.

We threshed the dried plants in a large container and then poured them into a bowl in front of a fan.  All of the fine, dried plant material blew away with the force of the fan while the heavier seeds fell right into the bowl.