Hey everyone, check out this great local press highlighting one of my projects, Permaculture FEAST, and a nice mention of Food Forest Farm:
Preview Massachusetts: Permaculture Goes Public
If you want to find out more about Permaculture FEAST and have the exciting privilege of Jonathan and Eric as teachers, visit the web site www.permaculturefeast.org.
Register for the course today and get the early bird price!
Here are some recent photos. Spring is finally here!
Our “day” avocado in full flower in the greenhouse.
Jonathan releases aphid-eating ladybugs in the greenhouse.
Phacelia, a beneficial insect-attracting native wildflower for shade, is up and has lovely foliage.
Our polyculture of “Hidcote blue” dwarf comfrey and walking onions is spilling out in to the pathway.
Getting ready to plant a huge beautiful root of hops. Note the edible shoots popping out already.
I’ve got a new podcast up at the permaculture podcast about my next book.
Perennial crops and regenerative farming practices can help stabilize the climate by sequestering carbon. How does it work? Plants use photosynthesis to turn atmospheric carbon dioxide into carbohydrates in their tissues. In perennial plants (like trees) this carbon is stored or “fixed” in their woody parts and below-ground roots. But there’s more: in no-till systems where the soil is not turned over, substantial quantities of carbon can be stored as organic matter in the soil. This book focuses on non-destructively harvested perennial crops that can provide staple foods and other essential products, and on no-till or reduced-tillage farming systems that help soil hold carbon.
Check out my kickstarter campaign to help finance the book, and pre-order a copy for yourself or a friend before April 30th.