Our Mission:

Our Mission: To enable individuals and communities to take an active part in the cultivation of systems that provide the highest quality fruits, vegetables, herbs and other yields, in a way that benefits themselves, cares for the land and environment, and provides a surplus to use, share and reinvest into the system.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

May 1st

HAPPY...

 
Daffodils and Tulips in our home gardens 

...May Day!
May Day has been celebrated through the centuries to commemorate the growing season and fertility.  Many of the crops had been planted and it was a convenient day off work for farm laborers. 
 
Our soil temps have remained fairly warm even with a chilly and rainy week!

Much controversy has occurred over the years with everything from workers rights to communism(affiliate) to immigration.  But I will always think of it as making small baskets of candy and popcorn to leave on neighbors doorsteps; then knocking or ringing the bell and running off before they could catch you.
 
 
...International Permaculture Day!
Recently the Permaculture Day theme has coincided with the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) theme for the year.  2016 has been designated "The Year of the Pulse"

For more information and events go to http://permacultureday.org/

Read more on how Permaculture fits in with Abundant Design!


...International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day!

If you go, maybe make some seed bombs (how-to video) and beautify some neglected open spaces while providing for pollinators and butterflies.
 
 
Lots to celebrate but also some sad news this week.  Waterfowl artist Terry Redlin and Square Foot Gardener Mel Bartholemew both passed away.  My thoughts and prayers are with them and their families.
 
Do good things!
 

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