Adam Lowry
By Adam Lowry on Mon, Jul 11, 2016 - 4:12pm

The Struggle of Subbing: Why Giving Up Dairy Seems so Hard

As a passionate environmentalist, I understand that the food and beverages we choose to consume significantly impact not only our own health, but also the health of our planet.

By themccarthyfarm on Mon, Jun 13, 2016 - 8:59am

Next Gathering

It was great having everyone together last week. Lets do it again.

I am off to ride horses across utah.  I hope you guys get together next month whether I am here or not.  But I would love to hold another gathering in August when I;m back.  I should be around by August 1st and would be willing to host again.  But I may have limited access to the outside world for the next several weeks so I can't be sure I can plan with you.  

Hoping to see you all soon.


By themccarthyfarm on Sun, May 1, 2016 - 10:10am

How to Grow Your Own Food

How to grow your own food

May 13th from 1:00 to $:00 May 14th 9:00 to 12:00

The idea of growing your own organic vegetables can be very appealing but knowing how to get started can be a challenge.  This class will do just that, get you started.  Here is a run down on some of the topics I hope to cover.

Ground preparation

Adding soil amendments

Planting seeds and transplants

What to plant and when

Starting seeds indoors

Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Fri, Apr 10, 2015 - 6:40pm

There was no lettuce

I went to the supermarket (Aldi, if you must know) and there was no lettuce. No lettuce! Now it might be that they had cases more in the back, but I am guessing that will not be the reason some time very soon. Or if there is lettuce it will sharply more expensive. Why? The drought in California.

By Jbarney on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 - 7:54am

Hard Work Up In Vermont/Rewarding Experiences

Hi folks,

While these days of prepping, or the long months and years of having hints about a grim future can sometime get us down, I just wanted to share the experience I had yesterday and how rewarding it was.  I am of a mind that society can and will recover from collapse and many things built today can be reworked, in a more positive way, in the future.  Hard work today doesn't have to mean it will be harder in the future.

Christopher H
By Christopher H on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 - 11:26am

Geoff Lawton's 2015 Online Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course

I am currently in my second week of taking Geoff Lawton's online PDC, and it is literally blowing my mind so far.  This is not my first exposure to a PDC -- I took an on-site one locally in 2012, and it was definitely a valuable experience.  But Geoff's PDC is a whole other order of magnitude -- the depth of understanding of natural patterns he brings is unique, and he has the talent of taking a complex and complicated subject and distilling it down to its simplest elements, so it is easily understood.  It is informative AND inspiring, and I highly recommend to anyone

By kevinoman0221 on Sun, Jan 18, 2015 - 4:41pm

Annual Scion Exchange Jan 24th @ 10am Santa Rosa Veterans Building - share/get fruit tree cuttings or get a fruit tree for $8

I have not been to one of these before but it sounds fantastic. I am copying info from posts on a Santa Rosa forum on Reddit.

Big event where you can get scions (aka cuttings) of interesting uncommon varieties that you can graft on to your existing fruit trees or rootstocks OR you can buy a rootstock there for a very small price ($3 or so) and have an expert graft your scion of choice for another small price ($5 or so).