Most simply, aquaponics… “is the marriage of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (the soil-less growing of plants) that grows fish and plants together in one integrated system. The fish waste provides an organic food source for the growing plants... Continue Reading »

Spring farm stories

In the late spring we had some new tools from Johnny's Select Seeds and I thought I sensed a yearning from Molly to get out there and use them. She very methodically stretched some string from one end of the... Continue Reading »

Wood Violet Birch Syrup

By Hans Hansen It's a bit early to tap birch or harvest violets but that time is not far away. I had an idea of combining the hues and flavors of birch and violets in a syrup, that I have... Continue Reading »

River Birch (Betula nigra)

By Hans Hansen Native bounty Texan's don't hear much about. River Birch is a handsome multifunction all-zone permaculture tree that deserves more attention. Farmers in northern regions tap both Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum), and from several species of Birch. Birch... Continue Reading »

Storing Baby Ginger

By Hans Hansen This covers a few details I missed in our discussion (presentation at Blackwood) yesterday about storing and using stored baby ginger. Keep in mind that baby ginger is quite different, more delicate/tender and fruit/vegetable-like, than the ginger... Continue Reading »