I'm by no means a pro-fresha-nal baker but I just held my first "class" on bread making with @provision_project and her 4work-away campers. We baked a loaf of sourdough leavened with apple and raisin fermented water. I think it was a success...definitely so because I got to meet some great young people who are embracing a self-sufficient lifestyle and learning about permaculture and seed sharing and eating local and being good stewards of our land and planet. As always, I tend to learn more from my "students" than they learn from me. :) #mutinyranch#mutinykitchen#sourdough#bread#baking#fermentation#fermentedfood#wildyeast#selfsufficient#permaculture#shareyourskills
Just got our first label print, look out for these on your next order! And soon to be in stores :) If you are curious about trying these delicious eggs you can order via dm on instagram or inbox us on Facebook.
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Look closely.. It's a passion fruit 😍! Got three of these babies! A few flowers and ton of buds! Didn't think it would give me fruit this early! I just planted a small vine in February! I ain't mad at all lol! #passionfruit#permaculture#growyourfood
SO PRETTY PRETTY! Love how the colors of Magentaspreen (Chenopodium giganteum) and edible Borage blossoms ignite and excite each other in the kitchen garden at @theeveleigh . Magentaspreen is sooooo easy to grow, #dt and makes a wonderful warm season leafy green that brightens up the garden with its hot pink foliage. Borage blossoms are loved by chefs and I found out recently from that in Italy the leaves are commonly cooked up as delicious side dish that is high in beneficial fatty acid GLA! Yum! 💙💕💙 #quelites#bonnieandclyde#edibleflowers#boragio
On a rooftop in the Jewish-Arab Tel Aviv neighbourhood of Jaffa, Israel, a former #military technologist and an ex-journalist sit in a transparent bio-dome where their #robot is busy learning how to grow food. Flux IoT's Eddy, a robot measuring less than a foot tall and resembling a life buoy, is built with military-grade sensors and armed with image-processing #technology .
Its inventors intend it to become the industry standard for commercial and amateur #indoorfarmers who want to grow pesticide-free, water-efficient crops via #hydroponics —a method of growing plants without soil. Eddy sits in the growing reservoir, and users can stay updated on their crops' progress via a mobile app, where information gleaned from fellow farmers can help them know when to change the lighting or add nutrients. Thieme Hennis, head of the Space Farm Collective, is testing out Eddy to see how it might help a citizen science project called Watch Me Grow, aimed at finding plants that will grow best in space, and improve ways even the public can grow their own food on Earth.
👩🏻🌾 Almost too pretty to eat 🍃but I'll find a way 😌👍🏼 this red veined sorrel is a perennial plant here - so there is plenty more where that came from 🙂🍃🍃🍃thanks @herbcottageau for this lovely little plant 💕
Scenes from today's lunch 💕a big sandwich with a side of almond flour crackers, a big bowl of organic berries & some kombucha in my cup all served on @repurpose eco-friendly disposable picnic-wear made from 100% plants & is non-toxic, eco-friendly and affordable! If you're looking to go green this is definitely a great option!
Landrace flour corn from a fellow Permie is poppin, so I planted some heirloom pole beans to climb em. Also, the chickens are out. They're going to run in between rows of neglected grapes (15+ years old) from the last folks to grow on the property, to help fertilize and mow. This fall I'll be planting apples to trellis the grapes on, plus currants, raspberries, Autumn Olive, mint, and lemon balm to start establishing my #silvopasture system. #permaculture#regenerativeagriculture#youngfarmersunite
Crab Apples are so cute, tasty and versatile! I have got them at a @cropswapaustralia event two weeks ago.
Today I plan to make a kraut including the apples, purple carrots and a large organic cabbage from another crop swapper. 📷 @mosshouseau
#throwbackthursday Missing these nectarine blossoms already. It seemed like just yesterday the bloom was in full force. On the bright side, pretty soon we'll have more nectarines than we know what to do with. #bittersweetmoment
We love our guys and gals out and about in the community, maintaining lawns, orchards, all types of landscapes. 🌳 When you see the crew in orange, you know you're getting quality, professional service ✅ #kohala#workinparadise
Kieran is putting the finishing touches on the new beds. It's such a process! Double digging and removing rocks, adding compost, rabbit and chicken manure and straw. Then allowing that to settle in over the cold wet spring. Today he added the rock dusts, bone meal, feather meal, oyster shells and rice hulls. We are planting all the tomato and pepper starts tomorrow! #growfoodnotlawns#growyourownfood
You guys, I've never been so excited to felt soap!!! Its like a dream to get to come up with my own scents, and have them locally made with renewable resources. I'm actually helping people with their daily skin care needs! 💁🏻 Best is it's a product that is 100% biodegradable. #socool#wool#wooladdict#permaculture #🤓 #🐑
Yesterday, we had the pleasure to host Matt Powers as the speaker at the San Diego California Rare Fruit Growers meeting.
Party, play music, be famous and make lots of money used to be Matt's way of life.
Then, his wife got sick. She had cancer. The treatment gave her another cancer.
That made Matt stop everything. He started to research disease, health and healing.
He found that food is a huge factor.
That got him started on his path to Permaculture.
Last night at the meeting, he sold and signed his newly published book.
Last year, on April 1, we released a podcast episode called "Permaculture Student". Matt Powers was our guest and he was working on a Kickstarter campaign to get his book started.
Check out Matt's journey, the crazy things he did and how he became one of the big name in Permaculture by listening to our podcast.
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I'm very proud to be teaching two workshops this year at my next door neighbors permaculture experimental property, Wildside Gardens. On Sunday, June 4th I will be teaching an in depth soil fertility for vegetable garden workshop, where we will cover soil testing, remineralization, mulching, compost, and the actual chemistry of fertility. On Sunday, July 9th I will be teaching an introduction to scything course. Both are from 1-4, and there is a suggested donation of just $10. This will be my fourth year teaching these subjects, and they keep coming back because they are in high demand. Space is limited to 12, so RSVP Sue Bridge at 413 369 4616 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Check out wildsidecottageandgardens.org for a sense of this fantastic property and directions, and feel free to post questions about these workshops to me here.