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Hyssop Dried Leaves Organic order yours today and ...

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Tuesday June 18, 2013   -   By Arlene

Hyssop Dried Leaves Organic   At Home Farm Herbery we know that both the flowers and leaves are edible and can use them like other fresh delicate herbs in salads, pastas, and summer soups. If yu grow Hyssop...

Winter Gardening Confessions (An Update)

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday January 09, 2013   -   By Katie

Seems like anytime I’m making small talk these days I’m asked “How’s your garden?” (No complaints here; I’m happy to share!) So, let me just tell you how the garden is. It’s good. But not as expected. I just paid the garden a visit yesterday for the first...

Update: Hugelkultur on a Micro-Farm

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday December 18, 2012   -   By Katie

Christmas is one week from today… but I’m still digging in dirt! Ever since the end of our CSA season I’ve been planning to double the size of our garden for 2013. The initial plan was to tackle this in the spring with a day full of volunteer help and...

Herbal Anatomy

Blog: Medicine Woman   -   Monday December 10, 2012   -   By Elaynn

  ANNUAL PLANTS spring from the seed, make their full growth   and then die at the end of a season.   A BIENNIAL PLANT does not flower the first year, but produces leaves...

Black Friday Black Gold

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday November 27, 2012   -   By Katie

I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday! We enjoyed ours and know that we have much to be thankful for. Many of you probably also ‘celebrated’ Black Friday by standing in unbelievably long lines early in the cold morning to get great deals on...

How to Use Leaves in Your Yard and Garden

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday November 09, 2012   -   By Katie

Learn more at www.arcadia-farms.net Leaf Pick-Up or Pack-Up? I’m pretty sure we’re the only family on the block whose lawn is still covered in leaves. Why? Because leaf pick-up happened at least a week ago. In our suburban neighborhood, leaf...

October 2012 Update

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday October 23, 2012   -   By Katie

I really dislike being cold. I can handle extreme heat, rain, dark, manual labor and constantly having my hands in compost. But I really dislike the cold. Since it has been chilly and rainy here the last several weeks, I’ve been pretty lethargic about...

Are tree leaves nutritious for animals?

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Monday December 05, 2011   -   By Mary

We are currently testing the nutrient levels in the blood of our animals as we feed them tree leaves, and while tree leaves may seem unusual, they are common foods for animals in most other places.  The TDN, RFV, and mineral content varies considerably...

Plantain Leaves with Currants and Roasted Nuts

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Tuesday June 01, 2010   -   By Mary

Plantain Leaves with Currants and Roasted Nuts Recipe from Wild Food Foragers of America, Vol. 1 No. 4, August/September 2003. 1 pound plantain leaves 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup nuts (pine nuts, pecans or...

Turning over a new leaf

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Tuesday May 18, 2010   -   By Mary

Mmmm!  Today we had our first evergreen and poplar leaves of the season!  The evergreen leaves were enjoyed with breakfast; the poplar leaves were given to two different friends in need whose doctors are allowing them to writhe in agony.  ...

Organic Matters

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Wednesday January 13, 2010   -   By Terry

Weeds are a real issue to most gardeners..... well, all gardeners.  I've read that 60-80% of a gardener's time is spent weeding...what a waste!  Last year in a futile attempt to smother weeds that were taking over several beds during ALL THE...

Olive Season

Blog: 123 Farm   -   Thursday September 24, 2009   -   By Jan

Olive season is coming up and even though we do not have a large crop this year, we are still planning to keep our promise and hold a small olive harvest event here at 123 Farm. There will be tours of the 100 year old Olive Groves, sample picking, Olive...


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