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Tackling the S.Florida DRAUGHT part I: Problems an...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Wednesday July 27, 2011   -   By Tony

For the ordinary urban farmer here in S.Florida there are two kinds of challenges. 1-The man made .. 2-The  Nature Made. Here in Flotrida we have  the EVERGLADES and the once known RIVER of GRASS.Both were the natural feeding...

Building a better dam

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Wednesday March 30, 2011   -   By Mary

Water is so important to the wellbeing of an ecology, and while sometimes it is doubtful whether dams improve an ecology or not, they remain a fundamental tool of at several species to improve a local environment. Learning from beavers, water rats...

Pig Plow

Blog: Dark Water Ranch   -   Tuesday March 01, 2011   -   By shepherd

We are saving some fuel,  hard work and time by having a couple of the medium size pigs plow up part of the garden area. Sounds good huh? Well, for the most part it works just fine, they do a good job on grass and weeds, including roots. They hate onion...

It is Cold Out There!

Blog: Dark Water Ranch   -   Tuesday January 11, 2011   -   By shepherd

The weather is reminding us that it is January here on the ranch, my least favorite month of the year. Highs are in the 20's lows 11, needless to say the water is frozen and my hands, face and ears get cold fast. It is days like this I remind myself as I do...

A Secret Ingredient for your Water Trough

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Saturday December 18, 2010   -   By David

Clean Water Water. A crucial element of life. We spend hundreds even thousands of dollars to ensure we have clean pure water for ourselves and our families. It makes up 75% of our bodies. What about our livestock?  How clean is the water you...

Artist Dorothy Fagan Featured at the Tuesday Marke...

Blog: Williamsburg Farmers Market   -   Tuesday June 29, 2010   -   By WFM

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Dorothy Fagan of Mathews will be the   featured artist with her paintings of “Earth, Sky & Water.” Pick up a prepared dinner, local seafood, Greek food, produce, Angus beef, cut...

New Canning Class Schedule for July is Here!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Monday June 14, 2010   -   By Sonya

A good week in the Florida sunshine was just what the doctor ordered!  I feel so refreshed and ready to get through this promising canning season now! July is the last month of the summer that I teach canning.  When the bulk of the harvest...

Beginner's Canning Class in May

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Wednesday April 21, 2010   -   By Sonya

Just a quick note to let everyone know our next canning class was just scheduled. We accept 10 students (it's VERY hands-on, so we must keep it low), and only 8 positions left already. May 17th and 18th (Monday and Tuesday nights) 6:30 - 9:30.  Cost...

Tips for Beginning Canners

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Monday April 12, 2010   -   By Sonya

Had a wonderful time Sat. teaching canning to a super groups of cooks from the Cincy area!  Thanks so much to Carol (the effervescent learner), Peggy (the inquisitive educator), Judy (Carol's generous and sweet friend), and Jennifer (the determined,...

Officially Winter

Blog: The Orchard at Apolloson Acres   -   Saturday December 05, 2009   -   By Allison

There is one sure way I mark that Winter has arrived here on the farm - FROZEN WATER BUCKETS . And that my friends, was official for the 2009-10 Winter Season as of this morning. *sigh*   Oh how I am really not prepared for this yet! I had no...

Another story in Water Conservation

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Wednesday December 02, 2009   -   By Brian

We collect rain in order to water our vegetables, fruits, herbs and the occasional fire that might start while weeding.  Putting a well in is too expensive but we found black holding tanks to be in our price range and capability. A few years...

Recycling barrels as rain barrels, compost tumbler...

Blog: Grow And Share   -   Wednesday November 18, 2009   -   By Kay

Grow and Share has a supply of large plastic barrels we are recycling... These are a great size for rain barrels, just a little smaller than 55 gallon drums. If you don't need a rain barrel, they can be cut into halves and used as large planters. Or...

HOW SAFE IS OUR WATER-II?This mineral additive mig...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Wednesday October 21, 2009   -   By Tony

Erin Brackovich was here in the Acreage Florida.Learn more about the "Cancer Cluster"alleged to come from the contaminated well water. http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/permalink/?ndmviewid=20091008005007   The...

California's Critical Water Issues - No Easy Answ...

Blog: Christopher Ranch   -   Monday September 28, 2009   -   By Justin

  There is a contentious water problem raging throughout California’s San Joaquin Valley – an area that produces a major portion of domestic food – that pits environmental protection against domestic agriculture and food supply. ...

Boulder Belt Farm Share Initiative, Week 16

Blog: Boulder Belt Eco-Farm   -   Friday July 31, 2009   -   By Lucy

It's week 16 of the farm Share initiative for many of you. Many CSA type programs go for less time than that. And here we do our Farm Share Initiative virtually year round. And that brings me to the question, are any of you interested in a winter farm Share? I...

Rooibos Raspberry Soda

Blog: Cookus Interruptus   -   Thursday July 30, 2009   -   By Cynthia

Keep the calories down and the flavor up by combining rooibos tea, raspberry blend fruit juice and sparkling water.   Refreshing!  This week on Cookus Interruptus.  

Damn I'm sore!

Blog: Sunrise Farm   -   Sunday June 14, 2009   -   By Jetboy

I have killing myself getting stuff in between rain and more rain. Not easy this year, but I'm happy to tell you, most everything is up and going strong! Friends, we are talking LOTS of tomatoes, all types and sizes this year. Hope your hungry! Strawberries...

saving water - thoughts for you at home

Blog: Hippychick's Gardens   -   Monday June 08, 2009   -   By hippychick

it's that time the heat is hitting hard there is no rain in site the ground is dry dry dry and the garden droops even before the noon hour - lookin g like heat stroke to me time to pull out the back up - time for the early morning or later...

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...

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