News from EarthDance

Learn to Grow Food with the Farm & Garden Apprenticeship by Chelsea Burdge

by Crystal Stevens December 5, 2017

Learn to Grow Food with the Farm & Garden Apprenticeship!  by Chelsea Burdge, Programs Assistant EarthDance’s Farm & Garden Apprenticeship is a part-time, hands-on learning experience for people of all gardening and farming skill levels. This program prepares folks to start their own projects from backyard gardens to small farms by covering a wide array of topics from […]

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Permaculture Update by Matt Lebon

by Jenna 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 Jenna 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 Jenna 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 on: […]

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A Late Summer Note from the Founder by Molly Rockamann

by Jenna 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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