My attempt at cow manure potting, which composts into the ground within about 12 weeks. We don’t want to waste a thing here at Ike & Eli’s!
I have been gardening in some form or another for pretty much my entire adult life. I have heard the term “permaculture” here and there but honestly it sounded pretty intimidating and expensive. I never really looked into the concepts behind it because I had decided it was something only big scale farmers needed and […]
Many of us have decided to take an active role in providing food for our families, and not all of us have a lot of land or a lot of time to do it. Suburban homesteading is becoming increasingly popular and practical, despite the obvious challenges. Micro-farming is a way to enjoy the rewards and […]
Leaf mold is a silent hero in the gardening world! We don’t hear much about it but, Leaf Mold could just be what your garden is missing! Read more to find out what leaf mold is, how you can make it yourself and ways to use it around your yard!
The book Holistic Management: A New Framework for Decision Making sets out a guide to developing a holistic goal for your farm or business. I have been reviewing each section of the book, and the next part of discusses the tools that we can use to manage ecosystem processes in brittle and non-brittle environments. These […]
Holistic management considers four fundamental and interelated processes that function within our ecosystem/environment: Water cycle Mineral cycle Energy cycle Community dynamics These processes are the foundation on which we can build our holistic goals. The holistic goal should be formulated around how we want to influence these processes, as any improvement in one will result […]