“Smells like nothin” said Vincent. I told him 100 bucks if he ate it to which he replied “100 bucks John? That’s all? I need at least 500!”
Which begs the question … perhaps foraging could supplement the Grow Biointensive diet?
Today we toured a biodynamic animal vegetable farm, Mendocino Organics. Adam learned Grow Biointensive and double dug a half acre before he realized It wouldn’t scale.
Below are pics of his green house, walk behind plow, flood irrigation, squash planting, and out 3:30PM lunch.
Between the 9 of us, we planted about 4000 squash plants in 3 hours in about 40,000 square feet. Would be interesting to compare the yields and labor required to Grow Biointensive.
If you aren’t familiar, a garlic scape is just the top of the garlic plant that contains the flower. We cut the tops off before they flower so that the plant will have more energy to put into the bulb below ground.
So it was my turn to cook for the Grow Biointensive interns at Ecology Action and we had all these ga
rlic scapes lieing around not getting any love. I immediately thought Pesto! Also, we have all these peanuts around because one of our fellow interns, Lamine, is from Sengal and what is a Sengalese man without his ginormous bag of peanuts? I know garlic scape, peanut pesto might be a little “out of the box thinking” as far as traditional recipes go but that’s how we do it here at Ecology Action. Here’s what I came up with:
A lot was covered today including the standard 47 tangents that were as always weaved back in. As a result we covered many topics but the overall lecture topics were:
Also, in between stories of farming in Russia, Philippines, Iran, Eritrea, India and legends of Fukuoka and Chadwick, John dropped these gems (among others):