On Monday I got rather long-winded about soil amendments. I talked about the CT NOFA standards, the importance of researching what you put into the soil, and even touched a bit again on some prohibited amendments and some amendments that CT NOFA asks us to either use with caution or to consider not using at all (peat moss because of its harvesting practices, fish emulsion because of mercury and overfishing). 516 more words
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by Kate Yturri, 2014 Spring Gardening Workshop Coordinator
Dr. Linda Gilkeson will speak at the Spring Gardening Workshop April 26th about one of her favorite topics and the subject of one of her most popular books: … 266 more words
By now, everyone has heard at least four times about the fact that we keep chickens here at the Stanton House Inn. But besides the lawn-mowing, weeding, digging, waste management, and entertainment benefits of keeping chickens (our own Naomi is a new mother, by the way), the major reason we keep chickens is the eggs! 470 more words
As I am fond of saying, if we asked 10 traditional landscapers, “Is Roundup safe?” we’d get 10 “yes” answers.
But ask 10 organic gardeners a simple question and you’re likely to get at least 5 different answers as my post about Milorganite just hinted at. 429 more words