Using a back and forth motion with the foot, we press the grain thepugh the wire and remove the hull.
Later we’ll do some more remove more chaff.
And what an amazing visit it was …
Here’s a video that has a pretty good synopsis of Live Power Farm. http://youtu.be/YBmMLGuiJcE
“Associative Economics” was the word of the day. Live Power runs a CSA where the members equally share the budget, risks, and rewards of the farm. If there’s extra harvest – it goes to the members!
Here at Ecology Action headquarters, we happen to be living in the first US jurisdiction to ban GMOs, Mendocino County, California. There’s A LOT of buzz about GMO labeling going around the country these days and California will soon decide to be the first state to ban GMOs.
To stir up some balanced conversation, I thought I’d post an interesting argument against requiring GMO labels from internationally acclaimed small farmer and food activist, Joel Salatin. To be clear Salatin is vehemently against GMOs but he is also against increased government involvement in our food system.
In typical Salatin fashion, he includes several provocative zingers …
For the full article -> Rebel with a Cause: Why I Oppose Government GMO Labeling. The real question is … What do you think?
Jodi Roebuck is here for a 5 day workshop and gave a presentation to ALL the interns and then some today. It was super inspiring to see how someone who was inspired by Grow Biointensive over a decade ago has persevered and progressed through the years.
Jodi has A LOT of design experience (outside of his farm) having an educational background and completing a good number of landscape jobs over the years. Jodi showed us this original sketch he used to design his farm. It’s pretty amazing that his farm still follows his design from 8 years ago:
Check out his facebook page for more photos and information.
Matt Drewno dropped some gems on the 2 month interns today from his garden design experience over the years and currently in Mendocino. The central theme that came through was that you really need to get to know YOUR site. Climate, water, soil, etc. can all be generalized from local reports but there is absolutely no substitute for really intimating the specifics of how your site system behaves.