MAR
19
2014

WOOF WOOF

No, Im not talking like a dog! Im talking about World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms! I am really excited to be hosting a WOOF’er this year at BeeWench Farm. WWOOF is an educational and cultural exchange program. WWOOFing is a way to learn practical farming skills, be part
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MAR
13
2014

Announcing the Budding Farmers Program!

We are proud to announce a new partnership with the Budding Farmers program! The Budding Farmers program is a healthy food and agriculture educational enrichment program. It brings children, families, organizations and the community into a deeper dialogue about seasonal fruits,
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FEB
24
2014

How and Why to Choose a CSA

Have you ever been to a farmers market? Besides the excitement of meeting people with similar passions and browsing through all the fresh produce, there is sense of community. Knowing that the produce you purchase at a farmers market is fresh and free of pesticides brings the
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FEB
18
2014

“Bee” Aware of Harmful Toxins

You may have heard all the hype about GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) but the latest buzz is about a new class of pesticides called neonicotinoids. What’s all the Buzz About? Bees, the most important pollinators, are needed in growing many foods, but with the increase of
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FEB
06
2014

Are Chickens Supposed to Be Vegetarians?

When you go to your local grocery store or farmer’s market for some eggs, you may ask yourself a few questions. If you take any pride in where your food comes from you will try to determine the following: Where did these eggs come from? Were the chickens free-range? Were the
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JAN
24
2014

Our New Greenhouse!

PHEW! The greenhouse is finally finished! Well, it’s mostly finished. The outside is done except for tacking down/insulating the bottom of the cover with sand and moving all my growing supplies inside. I’m working on building tables that are the exact dimensions I need to fit my
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JAN
02
2014

Grow 100 Pounds of Potatoes in 4 Square Feet!

I came across this article about growing potatoes in small spaces. Even though I do have room to plant potatoes in the traditional rows, I’m going to use this method. Potatoes need to be hilled, so instead of digging trenches and then filling them in through the season, I
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DEC
23
2013

California’s New Egg Bill: A Step in the Right Direction

In 2010 California enacted a law that requires all eggs grown in the state to be from hens raised according to a minimum standard. Prop 2 passed by a vote of 63.5 percent. Californians want “safe” eggs. I’m not sure if I agree that minimum cage standards will lead to inherently
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DEC
17
2013

Eating Habits

One of the reasons I got into farming was the desire to eat good food and to feed my family good food. I talk to a lot of people about food and cooking…and it’s a favorite subject of mine. I also talk to a lot of people about food options and how to eat ‘better’. Its tough…as a
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