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Goin' Green...

Today was the first day of 2015 spring field work for Iowa Learning Farms!  Here are a few shots from my visit to our cover crop plots at the ISU Armstrong Research Farm (Southwest Iowa): 86 more words

Spring Day in the Life of a Garden to Table Guy

Breakfast was coffee and a piece of ham and potato quiche that I had made last week and frozen in pieces. Because I don’t care for a soggy crust, it wasn’t warmed in the microwave. 364 more words


Save the Date!! Cornell Soil Health Train-the-Trainer Workshop, Aug. 5-7

Put the dates on your calendar: August 5, 6 and 7, 2015!!!

The intensive training workshop will focus on measuring and improving soil health through holistic, adaptive and data-driven soil management.  71 more words


Hope in the Water Wars

Rarely do I come home from an agricultural conference feeling as if much good has come of it since there seems to be so much negativity involved with the overwhelming crush of monoculture intent. 1,106 more words

He Said


The skies above Listening Stones Farm have been filled with murmurations of blackbirds and cries of waterfowl on the wing. The cacophony in the slough just east of us is louder than a Friday night frat party, though it starts before dawn instead of finishing just then. 1,187 more words

She Said

Farmer Tim Smith on The Chat

Farmer Tim Smith took time to sit down with Jacqueline Comito to discuss his whole farm approach to soil health and water quality in this engaging episode of Conservation Chat. 151 more words

How To Plant A Green Manure Crop This Spring To Recharge Your Garden Soil!

Whether planting your first garden, or gardening in the same familiar spot you have for years – planting a green manure crop early this spring can be just the ticket to recharging your soil for a great summer crop of vegetables! 608 more words

Life In The Garden