Thursday, April 29, 2010

Taming the Plastic Mountain + insect buddies + STRAW Bale Gardening!

the extension of our lease has renewed our excitement to keep cleaning up the property. taming the plastic mountain. lurking on the south side of the building... an ugly beast of the past nursery, we have been craving to remove. white truck in shining armor..arrives from Agri-Plas..comes to the recycling rescue, we thrillingly helped load. more photos here...

Neil, Naomi and two awesome drivers from Agri-Plas fill a 24' box truck with debris from the past nursery. it was completely thrilling.

Landing this week: Ladybugs, Praying Mantis, Green Lacewings and Beneficial Nematodes (how can you resist them?)
+plus another 20 pounds of worms by next week... wiggly buzz buzz

and a super neat Organic Straw Bale Gardening Workshop here on Saturday from 2 - 3pm with Randall Cass of Oregon Tilth - call or email us at the shop to register, drop-ins welcome, too! Info on the workshop on OT's Organic Education Center site.

sweet photo we just got of Lily holding Minnie and on the right of the Szymanczyk family's ladies: Hope, Gloria, Princess "Leia" (laya..), and Clarice in their beautiful coop. we're going start a photo album of people's chickies and ducklings growing up on our facebook site. you're welcome to email photos or bring in photos for our binders... for show and tell : )

Saturday, April 24, 2010

SEEDS

Horizon Herbs + Uprising Seeds just landed, more Adaptive and Siskiyou on order..... yay!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Our lease is extended !

Through at least March of next year !!!

We are excited to have more time to nurture this land, get more plants growing and plan for more workshops and fun stuff at this site...

Thank you for all of your collective positivity and incredible support!

Ducks: Foof and Cooper with goats Nellie, Sebastian and hen Banti, celebrating their future water feature, another climbing mountain and hatching further plans........xox

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Indian Runner Duckling Darlings

today's new arrivals... you takin' my picture?

.....more to say in a bit : )

Friday, April 16, 2010

of gardens and friends

not sure how to put a little slideshow here yet... so i just added on our facebook site and here. Randall, Erika, greenhouse going up, Liz, ducklings and Anna with one of the huge coir coconut blocks that just landed:

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cat and Dog food is in!

Felidae, Canidae, Taste of the Wild, Organix, and Natural Plant Organics + yummy treats including Zuke's, Greenies, Snap Bits, Red Barn, and organic catnip... we'll have catnip starts and more organic herbs from Gales Meadow Farm this Saturday! More chickies landed and ducklings, too : ) Plus wheelbarrows and a variety of hand tools.

Monday, April 12, 2010

InFARMation (and BEER!)

Tuesday at Roots Organic Brewery, come early for chatting, food and beer. Starts at 6:30pm and features Stu O'Neill from Rogue Farm Corps in Ashland, OR (Farm tour of Barking Moon)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

beloved wormies have landed!

they are here!! the quietest livestock.

Waiting patiently to come eat all of your food scraps and make fertile castings for you. We got a small batch from a neighbor, 'micro brew' worm style, which had two kids enroute to be here at noon when they landed, it was awesome. We have 20 lbs left in stock, a big order that just arrived.

Give us a hoot ahead and we will pre-sort the amount you'd like, happy to do smaller quantities of quarter, half and full pounds to get you started in the most frugal wormy fashion.

12 more pallets of Teufels, Pyganic, lots of amendments and fertilizer, tools and of course delicious seeds, plant starts and adorable baby chicks + supplies. See a number of you at the upcoming Hen Keeping workshops Thurs & Sat. Goat workshop coming up on Sunday, the 18th at 4pm - call or email to register. Oh! We'll be on KBOO Monday at 10:15 with Riverhouse Farm. Thank you for being so wonderful!

Friday, April 2, 2010

747 seed packets just landed via snail mail from Uprising & Siskiyou...

who can resist the ARK of Taste Heirloom Tennis Ball?

+ 60 peepers landed Saturday morning! Breed list in HENS+CHICKS link

CLOSED Sunday for Easter pancakes and relaxing, Cooper's orders, quack! : )

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Adelante Mujeres + Willamette University

Adelante Agricultura Project Volunteer Intern – 2010 Growing Season. Work includes Insectary Blocks for pest management, Apiary, Farm demonstration garden and work on development. Adelante Agricultura provides resource-limited, aspiring Latino immigrant farmers and farm workers with the training and skills necessary to farm using organic methods and to successfully market their products. Adelante Agricultura provides farmers with a sustainable farming education, access to land and small business development and marketing assistance. Yay!

The Center for Sustainable Communities at Willamette University seeks a Farm Manager/Educator for its student initiated Zena Farm near Salem, OR. The Farm Manager/Educator should be diligent about fieldwork, knowledgeable about organics, and enthusiastic about teaching undergraduates farming techniques during our six week summer session at Zena Farm.