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Discovery Park Of America

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On a recent trip we took the kids to the Discovery Park of America in Union City, Tennessee. Basically in the middle of nowhere is a colossal multi-theme park (not amusement park), complete with real trains, log cabins, barns, farm equipment, a 100 year old chapel, recreated small town America . . . It’s impossible […]

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Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation

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After a toxic oil spill in my garden, one of the readers of our blog kindly contacted mycologist Tradd Cotter on my behalf. One of the perks of having a blog with its group of great readers is people like her. First of all, in case you didn’t know, a mycologist is a biologist who […]

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Garden Tour: P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm

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Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of a tour of the home and gardens at Moss Mountain Farm, P. Allen Smith’s ferme ornée, or ornamented farm, in the Arkansas River Valley near Little Rock, Arkansas. I took an embarrassment of photos and wanted to share some of them with you. At the beginning of the […]

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Book Giveaway: Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land

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Of all the books on growing food, this one deals with what may be the most precious and fragile component of food production: water.  After all,  fine soil, gracious sunlight, the most carefully chosen seeds and plants, without water, is doomed.  How desperate the plight of the farmer or gardener without a way to provide […]

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Book Giveaway: The Resilient Farm and Homestead

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I began reading this book over a week ago and am still tumbling down its fascinating rabbithole, bouncing from one adventure in permaculture to another. In case you are unfamiliar with permaculture, briefly it’s a way of farming which seeks to mimic and enhance (tweak?) the tendencies of nature, working with rather than contrary to […]

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