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Composting at Sol Feliz. Part II.

Today we gathered at Sol Feliz Farm to make more progress on what we started a couple of weeks ago (see our post on July 2).  We still have several piles of alfalfa and other biomass in piles that you … Continue reading

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Ready to plant at Parr Field

After today we are ready to plant the main part of the school garden, our milpa.  You can see the rows look real nice.  We use a hiller/furrower attachment on the back of the tiller to make our rows straight … Continue reading

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Preparing garden soil at Parr Field

Thursdays are typically field trip days for Chrysalis Alternative School so today we put the ‘field’ in our field trip by going to Parr Field and making some progress on the soil preparations for next week’s planting activities.  In an … Continue reading

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Making biochar in a woodstove

We have been making biochar all winter in small batches by using tin cans we got from some “pirouette” cookies and a paint can that we found in an old garage that was exceptionally clean.  We poked a small hole … Continue reading

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Making compost at Sol Feliz

Today we completed an annual project which is cleaning out the chicken coop to make compost.  The wheelbarrow above is one of about 5 that we removed from the chicken coop.  This mixture of sawdust and chicken manure has been … Continue reading

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