Dirt and Spirituality

Transplanting wheat seedlings at dawn

Our family has really dived in to our backyard urban mini-farm – we’ve been spending many hours prepping the land, hunched over Excel spreadsheets, and getting up many days in a row at dawn to plant seedlings before the kids get up. One of the key parts of sustainable agriculture is . . . → Read More: Dirt and Spirituality

I Spent Three Days in Mendocino Learning About Dirt

Walking down to the Ecology Action research garden

Back in the beginning of March, I spent three days in the tiny town of Willits, CA, in Mendocino County learning about dirt. More specifically, I was attending a 3-day Grow Biointensive Workshop hosted by Ecology Action to delve deeper into our journey into sustainable mini-farming. We talked . . . → Read More: I Spent Three Days in Mendocino Learning About Dirt

A Three Minute Introduction to the Mini-Farming Method We Follow

Some people have asked us for more information on our garden and what we’re trying. The method we’re following is called The Biointensive Method, which is a combination of some ancient practices and modern ones, along with lots and lots of research over many decades. One of the easiest ways to get acquainted with it is . . . → Read More: A Three Minute Introduction to the Mini-Farming Method We Follow