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Fill your Shopper's Basket CSA this Tuesday May 27...

Blog: Salamander Springs Farm/Permaculture Organics   -   Wednesday May 21, 2014   -   By Susana

Time to fill your CSA Shoppers' Basket, CSA members! We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at the Tuesday's Farmers' Market (3-6 p.m. beside the Berea College Farm Store on N. Main Street).   Use any amount of your share you want.  We'll...

Winter is hanging on

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Monday March 24, 2014   -   By Terry

Okay, so March 20 was officially the first day of Spring. There were a few days of nice, sunny, spring-like weather BUT winter has not quite let go yet. With nighttime temps at 24 degrees last night, about the same tonight and even colder tomorrow night, I'm...

Permaculture

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Monday February 17, 2014   -   By Terry

I'm sure that some of you have heard this term by now.  In a nutshell, it's recycling, reducing waste, organic gardening, and being frugal.  Pretty much the way our grandparents lived and the way we should be living.  That's the concept I've...

Permaculture

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Monday February 17, 2014   -   By Terry

I'm sure that some of you have heard this term by now.  In a nutshell, it's recycling, reducing waste, organic gardening, and being frugal.  Pretty much the way our grandparents lived and the way we should be living.  That's the concept I've...

Chicken Paddock Planting Plan

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Thursday February 13, 2014   -   By Katie

Last spring’s Chicken Week seems a world away now as I look out onto giants mounds of fluffy snow. That week of posts introducing our first flock of chickens also discussed our plans and tips for chicken keeping. One of the central concepts in our plan...

Living lightly

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Thursday January 23, 2014   -   By Terry

Did you know that if everyone unplugged their clothes dryers ALL the nuclear plants could shut down?  Interesting........ In the winter I hang laundry on the stairway railing, in the summer on the porch railing.  Haven't used the dryer in.....6...

Ashevillage Urban Farm School 2014

Blog: Ashevillage Urban Farm School   -   Tuesday December 03, 2013   -   By Kathryn

Gardening • Agroforestry • Water Systems • Wild Edibles • Fermentation • Aquaponics •  Beekeeping •  Compost  • Natural Building • Herbalism • E ntrepreneurship • And more... :: U R B A N F AR M  S C H O ...

Farewell & Thanksgiving! Thank you from Salamander...

Blog: Salamander Springs Farm/Permaculture Organics   -   Tuesday October 22, 2013   -   By Susana

Today is the last CSA delivery and also Salamander Springs Farm's last Farmers’ Market of the season - so if you need to stock up for the winter, today is the day!   Since it is bit a cold and damp from the rain, we will be closing up by 6 pm , so...

Today’s CSA...CORN HARVEST & SHUCKING PARTY Saturd...

Blog: Salamander Springs Farm/Permaculture Organics   -   Monday October 07, 2013   -   By Susana

Please join us at Salamander Springs Farm this Saturday October 12  for a CORN HARVEST & SHUCKING PARTY from 1-5 p.m. , followed by a community meal with our black beans, cornbread, & squash.   We may also be harvesting sorghum, peanuts,...

OCTOBER 1 CSA - Autumn Blessings & Goodbyes

Blog: Salamander Springs Farm/Permaculture Organics   -   Tuesday October 01, 2013   -   By Susana

Dear CSAers, Autumn is a beautiful and sometimes bittersweet time of year.  As crops die and we say goodbye to the abundance of summer, it also means goodbyes to folks who have been part of the Salamander Springs Farm family.  Kayla’s time for...

September 24 - "A Small Leap" -a note from Mirra

Blog: Salamander Springs Farm/Permaculture Organics   -   Sunday September 22, 2013   -   By Susana

The Small Leap!  -a note from Mirra     We wandered into the forest this past Thursday; Susana, Kayla, Jacob Mudd, and myself, seeking out Sassafras root and Richard’s legendary cave. The walk led us along the rocky ridge to pass...

Where do you fit in?

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Sunday September 15, 2013   -   By Terry

Over the past several years I've fed my passion for self-sufficiency by reading lots and lots of how-to, gardening, self-sufficiency, organic, and permaculture books.  Supplementing the bookreading with great videos on YouTube, magazine subscriptions, and...

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September 3 CSA box: the fruits of summer from you...

Blog: Salamander Springs Farm/Permaculture Organics   -   Monday September 02, 2013   -   By Susana

Hello CSAers:  Mirra, Kayla & Richard are harvesting the fruits of summer’s labors for you and look forward to seeing you all at tomorrow’s market.  Give them your appreciation for their dedication and hard work in caring for the farm during my...

My father's passing (from Susana)...and Freeze you...

Blog: Salamander Springs Farm/Permaculture Organics   -   Monday August 26, 2013   -   By Susana

Dear CSAers:  I’m grateful for the care and support I received this past week while I was with my father and family in the Intensive Care unit of the University of Iowa Hospital.  Last Friday, as we sang together around his bed, my father passed away...

August 20 CSA & Prayers for my Father (a note from...

Blog: Salamander Springs Farm/Permaculture Organics   -   Monday August 19, 2013   -   By Susana

BEETS are back!  See the Beet Borscht Soup recipe below--also uses potatoes, apples & other veggies as you like. Beets will keep 1-2 weeks--cut off the greens and put in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.  Use the beet greens in a stir fry or...

Today's CSA box...Apple Crisp, Potato Salad and “O...

Blog: Salamander Springs Farm/Permaculture Organics   -   Tuesday August 13, 2013   -   By Susana

See below for recipes and “Our Magical Mountains & Chanterelles!” LETTUCE & STIR FRY MIX Our fall greens are starting to come in. We didn’t want to wait until next week for the whole lot, so some of you will get salad and some stir fry this week. ...

Your CSA box, the "Dirty Dozen" (most toxic conven...

Blog: Salamander Springs Farm/Permaculture Organics   -   Tuesday August 06, 2013   -   By Susana

See "The Dirty Dozen" (conventionally grown fruits & veggies most laden with pesticides) and “ The Story of the Elkins' Bean ,” below! HEIRLOOM POLE BEANS! Take your pick at the market of 3 local favorite old-time heirlooms:  Half...

Your JULY 30 CSA box, recipes & a blog from Mirra

Blog: Salamander Springs Farm/Permaculture Organics   -   Tuesday July 30, 2013   -   By Susana

See below, “For our Love of Tomatoes and for Healing, ” from CSA co-manager, Mirra Shapiro. EDAMAME SOY !  The healthy snack food much loved in Japan and China, these can be addictive (one variety we grow is called “Beer Friend”)!  Some of you...

JULY 23 CSA BOX, recipes and “On Community” (from ...

Blog: Salamander Springs Farm/Permaculture Organics   -   Tuesday July 23, 2013   -   By Susana

See blog below "On Community" from Kayla Preston, Salamander Springs Farm apprentice & CSA co-manager BLACKBERRIES !  ‘Tis the season!  If you don’t eat them all fresh, see past postings for recipes (and nutritional...

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