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  • Missouri’s Madison County

    I mentioned recently the work I’ve been doing with our local main street group, Fredericktown Revitalization and the local Chamber. The latest work has been focused on organizing a First Friday event and a space for art and poetry in Madison County Missouri. We’ve made a good bit of progress with a variety of improvements […]

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  • Garden Rising

    We’re in the middle of what will, hopefully, be our last cold spell of the season. March has been pretty nice in terms of temperature and precipitation. Today it’s cold and raining but over the past week I’ve gotten all my cold crops in. Peas, lettuce, chard, spinach, kale, radish, onions and potatoes. Larry Cooper’s broadfork […]

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  • First Friday Fredericktown

    I’ve been working with the Fredericktown Revitalization Initiative for the past two years and one of our latest projects, in cooperation with the local Chamber, is First Friday. Fredericktown does not have much going on in terms of public art shows or poetry so we’re going to remedy that with First Friday which is a […]

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  • Hugelculture Beds!

    Hugelculture Beds! Originally uploaded by Geek in the garden. The Hugelculture beds are coming along and almost ready for planting. They’ve got a layer of soil and manured straw from the chicken coop which was all put on this past fall. I’ll add another layer of soil and then get them planted with lettuce, spinach, […]

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  • Seedlings!

    Seedlings! Originally uploaded by Geek in the garden. I started my seedlings about a month early this year. Normally I’d just now be starting tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. This year I got them going the second week of February. The soil I’m using is also a bit richer in nitrogen content thanks to some aged […]