Monthly Archives: April 2013

Building a raised bed box at Chrysalis

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Preparing the soil at Parr Field

Field preparation is like preparing a canvas for a painting.  The Earth is our canvas and the crops are our paints and colors.  The nuts and bolts of clearing land is basically removing much of the vegetation and raking it … Continue reading

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Roly-poly problems in the Grow Dome

We transplanted some gourds and watermelons yesterday and came in today to find an “all they can eat” buffet attended by roly-polys.  On one of our transplants the leaves were completely gone, overwhelmed by a gang of roly-polys, and only … Continue reading

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Transplanting in the Grow Dome

We’ve been getting crops going in our Grow Dome, so far we have planted gourds, watermelon, cucumbers, chile, asparagus, cotton, and some others.  We still have some lettuce, cabbage, chard, and kale growing from last year!  Today we decided not … Continue reading

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Moving chokecherries at Sol Feliz

Today we got a visit from Jesyka Ortega, a senior at Chrysalis Alternative School, and her niece Alexis to help with moving some small chokecherry trees.  Alexis is a student at Enos Garcia Elementary school and remembers planting Parr Field … Continue reading

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Sembradores visit Questa High School

Last week we received an invitation and a request from David Gilroy, a science teacher at Questa High School, to visit the school for a presentation on seeds and perhaps set up some kind of collaboration.  The timing was perfect … Continue reading

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