Three Sisters: Communication, Community, Resiliency

From the natural landscape to the agricultural, human beings are a huge part of the picture. What can we learn from “the way things work?” If we are paying attention, if we look around us or are actively involved in the change that is such an inevitable part of life, the answer is community. Like the plant systems around us, we are gathering in symbiotic ways, drawn to the ecologies that best suit our particular needs. We long for connection, for the way in which that supports each of us as part of a “together.”

Is Your Lawn a Danger to Your Cat?

Blog Article by Jenny Holt A long time ago, for me anyway, I had a cat called Mr. Spot. He was a cheeky chap who loved nothing more than to explore house and neighborhood, to find new boxes to sleep in, and wildlife to hunt. However, one day he fell ill soon after we...

CRAFT Farmer Round Table – Rates and Techniques

At this WNC CRAFT Farmer Round Table on Rates & Techniques as asked members to bring their harvest, cultivation, and planting rates. To spark discussion on these questions, What do you think you do particularly efficiently? What is something you can’t quite figure out how to do faster?

Ask Brandon

Dear Brandon, I want start a garden this spring. What can I do this winter to prepare?   Dear Reader, Think. Observe. Plan. Implement.   THINK Take a step back. Think about what you want and why. Is this garden for you to look at? To work in? To eat from?...

Writing Contest: First-Place Essay

by Amber Emens When I think of where I started my journey in organic growing, it takes me back to  the Michigan summers I enjoyed as a little girl. Summers were spent at my grandparents’ organic blueberry farm in the country. I would walk there every morning, taking a...