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P.I.E. Conversations at EarthDance Organic Farm School by Vicky Chen

by EarthDance Staff December 5, 2017

P.I.E. Conversations at EarthDance Organic Farm School by Vicky Chen, Outreach Coordinator In 2015, EarthDance was awarded a USDA Community Foods Project Planning grant to conduct a Community Food Assessment (CFA) of Ferguson, Missouri. The primary goal was to create a snapshot of the community’s food system through the collection of primary and secondary data […]

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Cool Valley Field Trips by Kevin Rysted

by EarthDance Staff December 5, 2017

The farm has felt the weight of many feet this autumn, as hundreds of students have left their footprints in the paths of our fields.  However, in a few days in late October there was an impact left by roughly 170 students that exceeded any expectations.  Through an ongoing partnership with the Ferguson-Florissant School District, […]

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

by EarthDance Staff 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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