Wednesday, March 30, 2011

biodynamic compost preps

We received a shipment of Biodynamic compost preparations from the Josephine Porter Institute this week. These plant-based compounds will be doing some serious alchemy in our compost pile this spring, creating potent humus for our garden. Along with BD500 and BD 501 sprays, the introduction of these preparations to our farm will enliven our soils and energize our plants and animals. The different preps work with different aspects of soil chemistry, stimulating the interactions between calcium, phosphorous, potassium, sulfur, and silica -- all essential to healthy plant growth.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Idea Exchange at the Center for Design Innovation with Jay Dunbar & Eric Jackson - Principles of Permaculture Design for Microfarming and Urban Sustainability

Last March Jay and I led an Idea Exchange at CDI on urban micro-farming and permaculture. We had yet to move to the farm and spoke about permaculture design principles and how we applied them to the microfarm once behind Krankies.

Here is a link to a video of the webcast (the powerpoint presentation is also downloadable):

Also, check out the current calendar of Idea Exchanges happening weekly at CDI: