Category Archives: Bright Ideas

Climate Farming, the Agriculture of Hope

“Carbon levels in most agricultural soils have declined over the past 100 years, from some 5 percent to less than 1 percent in many places. These oxidative losses have degraded the structure, productivity, and resilience of these soils and their … Continue reading

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Valley News Article : Pollinator Garden

http://www.vnews.com/Canillas-community-garden-installs-pollinator-garden-11416274

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New Pollinator Garden!

There is a growing concern for the demise of many native pollinators, upon which we depend for pollination of our fruits and vegetables. It appears that habitat loss, introduced diseases, pollution and pesticide poisoning account for much of the population … Continue reading

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New Pollinator Garden!

Do you know we depend on pollinators for much of our food? There has been a nationwide call to create gardens and landscapes that help revive the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators across America. Locally, the … Continue reading

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Carrot Top Pesto

I had heard of carrot top pesto and loved the idea of using what would otherwise be wasted. Would it be bitter? I harvested a few carrots from my garden. (I was tempted to hedge my bets by doing 1/2 … Continue reading

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Update on the Hugelkultur

Zucchini is thriving on the hugelkultur. To date, we’ve harvested at least a dozen round zukes and a dozen traditional straight, and the cooler in the shed is filled with some of the bounty, to be shared with all. The … Continue reading

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Caught in the Act!

Do you wonder what happened to the tops of your kale, zinnias, or sunflowers?! Mary Connolly caught the culprit in action. Look at that garden – woodchuck heaven! (Note that this is one of the double-high beds; woodchucks are fat … Continue reading

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