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One Acre Farm restoration project April 2008 - pre...

Blog: One Acre Farm restoration   -   Monday November 11, 2013   -   By Stella Jane

April 2008 this one acre was covered with trash piled 6 high down the driveway. Six cars rusted in various areas.  I lived alone for the first time in my life and took 20 pickup loads to the dump, and recycled dozens of barrels of glass, plastic and...

Planting in Newspaper Pots

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Thursday February 28, 2013   -   By Katie

Some of the 450-or-so onion seedlings I’ve sown already are starting to come up! They’re just tiny twigs of green but they remind me that spring will be here soon! In March I’ll really be into starting seeds as I shared in this post about planting by...

Yet another creative use for plastic grocery bags

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Thursday May 03, 2012   -   By Terry

Any of you that grew up when paper grocery bags were the only option at the store knows just how handy the plastic bags are that we get now.  I know they are annoying and they have a bad habit of multiplying in the cabinet, BUT could you imagine being...

An alternative animal bedding

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Thursday February 23, 2012   -   By Mary

Keep the mud down in your animal pens.   Mud is dangerous to animals because the standing water can result in an unhygienic environment that can lead to disease in your animals.   If you cannot afford gravel, or sawdust or other celebrated beddings...

Tire bales make great shelters!

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Friday November 25, 2011   -   By Mary

We have built three new shelters in two days out of tire bales!   Each tire bale weighs 2,000 pounds, meaning that it not only provides excellent heat absorption during the daytime (keeping animals warm at night), but also that it recycles that...

Happy America Recycles Day!

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Tuesday November 15, 2011   -   By Mary

Today is America Recycles Day!  How are you celebrating?    http://americarecyclesday.org/   Here's the official presidential proclamation!   Presidential Proclamation--America Recycles Day AMERICA...

100,000 pounds of rubbish and counting

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Thursday November 10, 2011   -   By Mary

We are using recycled materials to construct windbreaks, animal pens, animal shelters and more!  Check it out on youtube...   http://youtu.be/-1sV2PKEup8

Scenic trash of Elbert County

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Monday November 07, 2011   -   By Mary

In Elbert County we find many things put to use that find new life and are no longer rubbish.   We find many things, brand new, cast away on the roadside like soda cans and lunch wrappers that become rubbish.   But the State law is clear: farmers...

Transforming metal into animals

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Sunday November 06, 2011   -   By Mary

We love chemistry, its one of our favorite sciences. From the delicate workings of soil bacteria to the magnificence of the biosphere, there are always new questions and insights to gain. However, sometimes we learn something so astounding that the boasts of...

Children's Day at the Market

Blog: Williamsburg Farmers Market   -   Wednesday October 19, 2011   -   By WFM

Williamsburg Farmers Market 402 W Duke of Gloucester St. in Merchants Square Saturday, October 22 8:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. This weekend at the Williamsburg Farmers Market is for the children. Make sure to bring your comera as there will be a...

Recycling, Canning Demonstrations and More June 11

Blog: Williamsburg Farmers Market   -   Tuesday June 07, 2011   -   By WFM

Saturday, June 11, 2011 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Blueberries, carrots, artisan chocolate and bison will be among the offerings at the Williamsburg Farmers Market . The City of Williamsburg  will have a recycling exhibit and a canning...

Sheds can be made from tires too

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Thursday March 31, 2011   -   By Mary

When building a shed, it sometimes helps to have wood on hand.   But not all sheds are made out of wood!   Some sheds may be made out of old tires laid on their sides and filled with compressed dirt, stacked up like large round bricks!   ...

Starting seeds with recycled materials

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Thursday March 17, 2011   -   By Mary

Starting your seeds in egg cartons is easy, but some people find that their cartons dry out quickly.   Rather than baby the cartons of starts, put them in a tray full of water, and let the carton wick the water up.   Don’t overfill the tray – the...

Recycling--Country Style!

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Tuesday January 25, 2011   -   By Terry

Any farmer knows that to make ends meet, you've got to get creative!  I'd like to share with you some of the ways items find new uses around this farm.  The chicken coop is framed out of pallets that metal roofing is shipped...

Composting is productive recycling and turning tr...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Tuesday June 01, 2010   -   By Tony

When it comes to saving on our bills in an ecconomy that is hurting almost all of us, it is time to start rethinking and rewriting  our  waste  habits and laws. One time I was trying to salvage a huge amount of alfalfa and hay horse feed...

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Boulder Belt Farm Share Initiative, Week 22

Blog: Boulder Belt Eco-Farm   -   Sunday September 06, 2009   -   By Lucy

Greetings, I am up extra early because today is the day we take our chickens in for processing. I will miss the birds but I will not miss the extra work they demanded, at least 2 hours a day that could have been spent mowing, cleaning garlic and onions,...

Boulder Belt Farm Share Initiative, Week 14

Blog: Boulder Belt Eco-Farm   -   Sunday July 26, 2009   -   By Lucy

It's  new month and the farm share initiative has many new members thanks to some nice networking on the part of some of our members. This is exactly what should be happening in any healthy CSA type affair-members getting involved in their farm and going...

Thank you!

Blog: Celtic Wyndes Farm (dist of CowPots)   -   Sunday November 09, 2008   -   By Brian & Terri

Thank you for all of you who visit my booth (#11) at the 16th National Small Farm Trade Show & Conference. For those who were not able to make it. I am promoting the product Cow Pots. CowPots ™ are a biodegradable planting pot made from composted...


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