News from EarthDance

Ferguson, MO, June 15, 2017 – Ferguson residents and Market goers can now catch a free ride on the Jolly Trolley to get their farm-fresh fix at the Ferguson Farmers Market and to take a tour of EarthDance Organic Farm School. EarthDance will be selling certified organic produce at the market from 8am-12pm and offering free […]

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Farm & Garden Apprenticeship Spotlight

by Chelsea Burdge July 5, 2017

EarthDance is in its 9th season of its flagship program, the Farm & Garden Apprenticeship. Each year apprentices come to the program with farm & garden dreams and leave with the knowledge and confidence to pursue them. Apprentices are truly an asset to the farm and to show our appreciation we will be highlighting individual […]

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A Note from the Founder June 2017 by Molly Rockamann

by Molly June 16, 2017

What is getting in the way of people eating healthy food? Sometimes it’s as simple (and as hard) as not having reliable transportation to buy it. One way we are trying to remove that barrier is by offering a FREE SHUTTLE from neighborhoods who live far from a full-service grocery store to the weekly FERGUSON […]

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Permaculture Update by Matt Lebon

by Crystal Stevens September 12, 2017

Permaculture Update by Matt Lebon Farm Manager    It’s September and we have officially been growing on our permanent beds for over the half the growing season now.  Folks have asked, “How are the new permanent beds working out?”.  My typical response is that they are working out well but the truth is that we […]

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A Field Walk to Visit Native Plants by Rachel Levi

by Crystal Stevens September 12, 2017

A Field Walk to Visit Native Plants by Rachel Levi, Programs Director This morning I accompanied our farm managers on their Wednesday farm walk.  This weekly ritual is like a combination football huddle and nature hike.  They make observations to determine which farm tasks are most pressing.  They troubleshoot the crops: why are these hot […]

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Soil Food Web with Elaine Ingham

by Crystal Stevens September 12, 2017

PHOTOGRAPH FROM THE LEXICON OF SUSTAINABILITY : Gayeton, Douglas. The Soil Food Web. ©Rumplefarm, LLC 2011 THE SOIL FOOD WEB with Dr. Elaine Ingham, November 2nd and 3rd, 2017 Dr. Elaine Ingham is Founder and President and Director of Research for Soil Foodweb Inc., a business that grew out of her Oregon State University research program.   Her research is […]

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A Late Summer Note from the Founder by Molly Rockamann

by Crystal Stevens September 12, 2017

50 Years. “Some day we’ll be celebrating this many years of training new farmers,” I thought as I followed the meandering path through the citrus, peach, and apple trees of the Alan Chadwick Garden at UC-Santa Cruz, my farm school alma mater. In late July I headed to Santa Cruz, California, back to where much […]

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Eggs: Debunking the Myth!

by Theresa Mesler August 10, 2017

Anywhere you look these days, be it in a health magazine, blog, television, or social media website, there is always someone toting the miraculous, curing benefits of one food, or villainizing the effects of another.  Taglines like “this superfood cures cancer!”, “burns fat without exercise!” or “don’t eat this if you have this blood type!” […]

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