Earth has partnered with a landscape design firm to create plans for 100,000 gallons of new water storage for our garden irrigation that will reduce our use of our river and our well.
<span class="black">Earth is transitioning our garden to no-till farming, working in collaboration with Paul and Elizabeth of Singing Frog Farm in Santa Rosa as an effort to reduce our water use and build soil health.</span>
<span class="black">Earth convened a Water and Soil Summit on our property, including documentary Kiss the Ground’s Ray Archuleta to assess soil health. On the last day during Ray Archuleta’s outdoor presentation, it started raining for the first time in 6 months, and didn’t stop for 2 weeks (and 18 inches later). </span>
<span class="black">The Earth program has lined up support from several top ecologists in the country including John Liu, Jarid Manos (Ghetto Plainsman) to submit a grant to build The Land Earth program & prison-based ecological restoration camps</span>
On October 15th, at the tail-end of a long dry season, we convened a dream team of experts in water and soil ecology to develop a restoration plan for the Land’s hydrological cycle and soil health.
<span class="black">The Earth Program just wrapped up its Soil & Water Summit at The Land, hosting experts from around the country from Ray Archuleta to Brock Dolman</span>
by Jay Holecek As a chef who has worked with food from all over the world, I find it very fulfilling to preserve and value add common ingredients that would have otherwise gone to waste. When you consider food preservation, most people think of those mysterious cans of pickles that sit in the back of […]
When the figs are ripe, they are ripe, and there is no denying them. On Cape Cod we have this particular purple fig that starts producing gorgeous ripe fruit towards the end of August. We brought this fig from our house in Connecticut. The tree was a baby at the time.
By Edward Espe Brown My friend Sharon told me a story about a friend of hers who had been a nurse for the homeless in Boston and then retired and moved up to Maine. After not working for a couple of years, she got a job distributing medications at a maximum-security prison. In the spring, […]
By Louise Ayer My friend Priscilla and I have a great fondness for foraging. We love to pick the wild fruits, wine berries, black berries, wild grapes, beach plums, and elderberries. We will drive half an hour to an abandoned train track because Priscilla might have seen a cache of elderberries on a previous drive […]