Monthly Archives: June 2014

Trial and error with aquaponics

I checked on the Grow Dome yesterday to see how the system was running.  It was not as dramatic as the loss of fish, but I entered the Grow Dome and found about half of our plants dried up and … Continue reading

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Another round of cultivation at the school garden

Today three of us met to hoe weeds at the Parr Field Garden Project.  Our crop plants are bigger now so the job is easier with less danger of accidentally weeding our crops.  Nevertheless, it seems like every weeding episode … Continue reading

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On Acequia irrigation 2014. Part II.

Exactly one week after my last irrigation last Thursday, I was given the water again.  The Mayordomo warned me that the water is running low and I replied that I am thankful that we even have water, last year at … Continue reading

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Aquaponics goes live in the Grow Dome

We did not create blog-posting updates for all the trial and error we experienced over that last month or so in trying to get this aquaponic system going.  We have had about three failures and learning experiences about getting the … Continue reading

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Final presentation to summer camp program

It is bittersweet to finish a program like this.  I only came to this school three times, but in those times I got to know many students by face and by name.  The program will end this Friday and we … Continue reading

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On Acequia irrigation 2014

Today is Thursday and the Mayordomo (ditch boss) of my acequia (community managed, gravity-fed irrigation ditch) called me yesterday and asked if I wanted the water.  Even though I had the water last Sunday, I decided to take advantage of … Continue reading

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Cultivation at our school garden

Unlike yesterday’s workshop on cultivating weeds in the garlic patch, today’s effort was a walk in the park!  The weeds at Parr Field are so small that weeding them is easy to the point where a stir-up hoe is all … Continue reading

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