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Boulder Belt Farm Share Inititiative vol 2 issue 2...

Blog: Boulder Belt Eco-Farm   -   Wednesday October 13, 2010   -   By Lucy

    Good Morning, This is the last week we have a full CSA. Next week is in October and we will drop all the month to month people-i.e. if you did not sign up for a 3 month or 6 month stint you are done after this week. We do still have a few...

Boulder Belt Farm Share Inititiative vol 2 issue 2...

Blog: Boulder Belt Eco-Farm   -   Wednesday October 13, 2010   -   By Lucy

    Good Morning It's been another dry week but we are persevering with our fall plantings. Most mornings for us are spent hauling hoses, watering cans and buckets to the garden, filling up the vessels with water (we have several sizes from 75...

Water, or lack thereof

Blog: Mott Family Farm   -   Monday September 13, 2010   -   By Shelley

As much as we brag about living "off the grid", there are some obvious downsides. We have pretty much taken care of our power issues. The solar panels and wind generator power up our lights, computer and other electronic "toys." The upside...

Market Calendar for September 11, 2010

Blog: Williamsburg Farmers Market   -   Thursday September 09, 2010   -   By WFM

Saturday, September 11 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Apples, fall produce, cut flowers, seafood and meats are available at this producer-only market. Learn to cook Apple Waldorf Salad, Butternut Squash Mashed Potatoes and Pumpkin Bread with...

This has been a brutal season

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Tuesday August 10, 2010   -   By Brian

This growing season has been brutal in our part of the country.  Nevertheless, I knew we were in for a problem back in the winter.  Over the course of my life, when inquiring about a problem, situation, function, example, question or any other...

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We need rain

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Tuesday July 13, 2010   -   By Brian

We need water.  When we moved on to the farm in August of 2002, the eastern seaboard was in the midst of a drought.  One similar to the one we are under now and our crops are showing wear.  It makes sense that we are in a drought, because I...

Linaria purpurea - Purple Toadflax - A lovely & Dr...

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Tuesday February 02, 2010   -   By Karen

Purple Toadflax - Linaria purpurea ~ hardiness zones 3 - 9 USDA ~ This plant is an underrated treasure. It should be grown in every garden. It's totally drought tolerant, easy to grow, and the blooms look like...

Evening Primrose - Oenothera - Lovely and Drought ...

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Friday January 29, 2010   -   By Karen

Oenothera biennis, or, evening primrose , has been cultivated in North America since the early 16th century. It was originally grown as an edible plant, however the bright yellow flowers make for a beautiful ornamental display in the garden....

2009 Pecans

Blog: Debbie's Garden   -   Wednesday November 11, 2009   -   By Chickadee1

Hey everyone, hope everyone is doing well!  I believe the drought is officially over here in Georgia, and then some!  I think we are all a little weary of the rain.  On another subject, can you believe I am still picking green beans in ...

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Plants and Water

Blog: West End Farm   -   Tuesday May 19, 2009   -   By Alice

Plants that use water efficiently, what a provocative and broad subject to touch on, Joe. You're going to make me stretch for this one. The first, simplest and easiest answer is that for true drought tolerance you really want to find a nearby Native...

What we are doing about the drought

Blog: Re Rustica   -   Saturday March 07, 2009   -   By fullofbeans

How are we responding to the drought emergency? We are announcing a VERY big change in response to this long-term water crisis. The water crisis has been worsening for the last hundred years or more, and shows no signs of getting better....

Grass-fed, free-range beef in a drought

Blog: Bastrop Cattle Company   -   Wednesday November 26, 2008   -   By Pati

I haven't heard from many people and decided that I probably needed to be more proactive. If you live in Central Texas, you know that we are now in a two-year drought.   For those of you outside of the area, we are!  What does this mean to a...

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