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Winter 2020

Wed, 11/11/2020 - 14:03

For all you food gardeners, we have two options to get right into some fun:

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Best Tools for Spring Gardeners

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 11:16

There are two effective tools I use in the spring for annual bed prep. One saves my back. The other turbo-charges my seedlings. And here’s the link for more info on the Broad Fork I use. Here’s the Link to get in on this spring’s Food Gardener’s Video Workshop!

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Seed Catalogs. Here’s how to use them!

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 13:44

This is the time of year people receive their seed catalogs. Many of the choices made here can lead to success or failure in a home food garden. This video will give you a quick overview on how to approach ordering seeds for your organic garden. It’s the best time of year to sit back […]

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solar-eclipses

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 16:25

This year’s total solar eclipse got me interested in reading a few accounts of people over the generations who have experienced total eclipses first hand. Most are fun reads. The various descriptions of the observer’s experiences tend to touch on their involuntary emotional responses to watching the sun completely disappear during the day. A common personal reaction is […]

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Compost-Powered Water Heater

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 09:37

Click Here to register for the next Free Workshop

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Earth Day reminds me – I stand for what I stand on

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 11:37

Earth Day   What that means to me has changed over time. We all kind of make a collective nod to the planet once a year for all of its supporting services. And then we return to business as usual. But over the past few decades I've been immersed in projects in the realm of […]

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How to make soil blocks

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 12:30

Well, it's that time of year again. The snow is gone, the weeds aren't here yet, but the seed orders came through and now it's time to get the soil blocks going. If you have never tried soil blocks, there are several reasons why you should. They save on plastic and trash They give the […]

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Exploding Tomatoes

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 12:05

by Tom Bartels Pin It Tweet  How to avoid Exploding Tomatoes! Autumn freezes aren't the only danger when it comes to protecting your ripe tomatoes. Frequently a heavy rainstorm can inflict more damage due to splitting or "exploding" tomatoes. Here I go over a couple tips to protect your valuable harvest.

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Fall Garden Tips

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 16:57

by Tom Bartels Pin It Tweet  Get the latest fall garden tips! The steps you take in the fall garden can have a real effect on this year's harvest and next year's growth. Follow me as I walk through various garden beds and observe some helpful fall garden tips!

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Cover Crops

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 16:35

by Tom Bartels Pin It Tweet  Cover crops are a critical tool for protecting the soil food web in your garden beds. It's not too late to broadcast some cover crop seed under the melting snow to keep it protected as it dries out this spring. Here is a brief list and web links to […]

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Starting a vegetable garden.

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 01:25

by Tom Bartels Pin It Tweet  Spring Enrollment Starting Soon. Add yourself to the email list to get notified!

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