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The new demo worm bin is heading to a local corn festival tomorrow! I hope its smol cuteness enchants a few people into giving vermicomposting a try.

🌽 πŸ› ✨

We're seeding cover crop - a blend of Buckwheat, Ladino clover, and Red clover. The clover fixes Nitrogen and the Buckwheat will make Phosphorous more available for future crops. Buckwheat grows quickly and winter-kills. I'm hoping the buckwheat flowers in time to give the bees one last feast before seasons end. When the crop gets killed over winter it will then mulch the beds and provide winter habitat for other insects.

Also - smol modern farmdog hard at work πŸ’•

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Currently pressing a couple of litres of apple juice per day. Pears are on their way.

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"Building a website from scratch, with hard-coded gif animations and a web-ring, is now part of the back-to-the-land tradition."

coolguy.website/basic-html-com

@winduptoy and I are recycling part of my childhood chicken coop into a quail habitat for adding a flock of Coturnix to our small urban farmstead. Search raising Coturnix and you'll find a small hutch with wire floor. No thanks πŸ’”. Our little ladies will be able to hunt for bugs, dig, roll, enjoy the earth and sun, and live their best bird lives. I'll post more images as we progress with the habitat and when the birds arrive in the spring. 🌿 πŸ₯

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"I build little people out of acorns and sticks, then photograph them in the wild with real animals.
Join me as I share my process of building and photographing.
Learn more and buy prints at www.davidmbird.com."

https://youtube.com/channel/UC6q7I1DD2Jv5Ur9UEIavIrA/

#birds #wildlife #critters

Bolita Azul Oaxaca, a landrace heirloom corn given to us by a kind soul looking to share and spread its beauty. The first few ears we'll save for seed and sharing; the rest we hope to make into homemade tortillas. I've been research nixtamalization - if anyone has experience with the process, I'm all ears 🌽 😜

(it's not obvious in the photo but this corn is easily 12' tall!)

"Moon When All Things Ripen" - As so perfectly defined by The Sioux Native Americans.

Get outside tonight, y'all. ✨ πŸŒ•

Tickfoot and the sunflower stalk; a modern fairy tale rooted in reality. ✨

A delicious cantaloupe modeling closed-loop/zero waste growing...
1. Harvest πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎ
2. Slice to eat 🀀
3. Rind and soft flesh to compost/vermicompost πŸ›
4. Seeds saved 🌱

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Garden favourites πŸ…

Gardeners should not have favourite plants, but they do. The Prince Borghese tomato is an Italian heirloom variety well suited to small city gardens or balconies.

https://kitchen-garden.be/diary/garden-favourites

#Garden #Gardening #GrowYourOwn

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Tickfoot is a gardener and permaculture enthusiast who posts about growing your own food and maintaining a garden. You can follow at:

➑️ @tickfoot (contains pictures of homegrown food, vegetables etc)

Tickfoot has a website at https://sensorstation.co

#TickFoot #Gardening #Gardener #Garden #Gardens #Permaculture #HomegrownFood #Food #FoodAndDrink #Environment #OffTheGrid #Plants #Flowers #Vegetables #Florespondence

Initial funding thoughts:
- Crowd share funding of some kind with visual data for cost-to-date, future costs, etc.
- Patreon
- Random donations as people feel like supporting it

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Educational modules would be organized by topic to include things like soil health, the basics of plant biology, garden design, crop planning, perennial gardening, native habitats, etc. Each module would then have numerous lessons around that topic. The estimated cost to create these modules is between $1200 and $3500 depending on the depth of content. It is my hope to bootstrap and launch this project, but in order for the program to sustain long-term and grow it will need public funding.

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This Agroecology learning center would be an open-source program designed to help folks of all age, ability, background, and economic sector learn how to engage with nature through gardening and rewilding practices. The goal of this program is to provide a collection of practical content that initiates a meaningful and reciprocal relationship with nature through the lens of food production.

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I want to create an Agroecology online education platform that would help people connect to nature through the lens of food production. I believe food sovereignty and natural habitat regeneration are deeply intertwined and paramount to a resilient future.

Read my more specific details in the comments and then:

1. Like if you'd be interested in this program.

2. Give me ideas for funding this in a way that does not involve a pay-wall.

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Tomato Blight πŸ…

There are several competing arguments on what causes the disease. Some researchers say that soil which is nutrient-deficient provides the ideal breeding ground for blight.

https://kitchen-garden.be/gardening-why-garden/tomato-blight

#Garden #Gardening #GrowYourOwn

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