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December 2009 Blog Posts (10)

Happy New Year! Join me Saturday Morning at for an Interview with Ellen Sandbeck

My Show this week will feature an interview with Ellen Sandbeck, author of "Green Barbarians: Live Bravely on Your Home Planet".


THESE DAYS, WE WORRY ABOUT EVERYTHING: pandemic flu, global warming, contaminated toys, the purity of our foods and other products. The abundance of contradictory information out there can make you crazy. In Green Barbarians, Ellen Sandbeck delivers necessary knowledge and sounds a clarion call to arms, urging us to step forward and make… Continue

Added by TERRI LARSEN on December 31, 2009 at 8:42pm — No Comments

Chicken Coop Progress - Day 3


Added by Michael and Lylah Ledner on December 31, 2009 at 4:32pm — 7 Comments

Chicken Coop Progress - Day 2

When men put their hands together for something it has great potential to be amazing.… Continue

Added by Michael and Lylah Ledner on December 30, 2009 at 9:16pm — No Comments

The Home Depot Guy and Our Chicken Coop

You have to understand that my husband isn't really a builder, but rather he's a musician, a philosopher, a gardener and a pastor - and mostly he's a lover of God and of people.
Yet, whatever he needs to do, he'll study, ask questions, research and then he'll throw himself into it - even building something that we might…

Added by Michael and Lylah Ledner on December 30, 2009 at 3:16pm — 8 Comments

Free Documentaries on Permaculture and Forest Gardening

I just finished watching these great documentaries, I thought you all would also enjoy them.
Please go to the following link, there are 3 films to watch and enjoy!

Added by Mercedes M. Fernandez on December 28, 2009 at 12:56am — 1 Comment

Listen to my new show on KMEC FM 105.1 @

Hi all,

As some of you may already know, I am relocating to northern California to start a new life. Part of that "transition" will be a new radio program in downtown Ukiah (soon to be a Transition Town) at the Mendocino Environmental Center.

It has long been my dream to host a show at a radio station in the downtown of a small American town, ala the show "Northern Exposure", and that has now become a reality. This show will be a forum for the locals to use to discuss… Continue

Added by TERRI LARSEN on December 18, 2009 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Asparagus and Rhubarb

Okay, I found some very nice looking crowns over at Baker Nursery and I'm going to give it a shot. I've prepared a nice 18"x 28"L x 12"W trench and built up some mounds for a few of the asparagus crowns. I plan to put a couple more in another area and we'll see which area does best. Now I need to work out where to plant the rhubarb. We are thinking a round raised planter between our fig and orange trees for afternoon shade. Gotta dig out some roots and lay down fabric then fill in the soil and… Continue

Added by Dana on December 18, 2009 at 8:01pm — 4 Comments

Love this time of year!

When we had family over Saturday night, we went out into the garden to "pick" our salad. It's so wonderful to have romaine and leafy lettuce, kale, spinach, cilantro, bell pepper, carrots, onion greens, nasturtiums, yellow zucchini, peas and beans to make a salad. (The tomatoes are not ripe enough so had to use store bought.) I love this time of year!

Added by Barbara Middleton on December 7, 2009 at 7:57pm — 1 Comment

Cold harvest and tilling

Had to till up one of our raised beds as it was overtaken with roots from nearby trees. The lasagna method just wasn't working for this bed. It needed all the roots that had overtaken it thinned out and turned and improved with manure and compost. This is going to take us a while and another load of compost.

We also harvested the last of the native yellow watermelons (5) and a large bowl full of Jerusalem artichokes. Delicious! I still have many in the ground. I think we will plant more of… Continue

Added by Dana on December 6, 2009 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Photos from today's Hands-On Herb Potting Class with Maya and Doreen

Here is a slideshow of my mobile phone photos from today's herb potting class. Thanks to Maya, Doreen and all my fellow herb potters for an excellent… Continue

Added by Cheryl Colan on December 5, 2009 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

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