Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Farm Talk

squash plant

A while ago, I interviewed a local organic farmer for a live presentation. Then I blogged about some of my discoveries in a post called Apple Lies.

Now my friendly farmer, Randy Woodard, is going to be on TV, but we can see the clip today (don't be thrown by how it starts with a skyscraper). Cabbage Hill Farm. Just had to share that.

Squash photo by L.L. Barkat.

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Blogger Haddock said...

That was a great film about the farm. I have never heard of aquaponics, but it makes sense. If only there were more farms like this around! :)

2:37 PM  
Blogger angela said...

I love that picture.

4:04 PM  
Blogger Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

Hello again - gave up recovering the original blog and have started a new one - perhaps I am more driven to write that I first thought.

11:31 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Thanks for sharing. I try to get to my farmers market every week... though I've never heard of anyone using aquaponics around here. Will have to google it sometime I'm not so tired.

12:29 AM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

Haddock... yes, I'd heard of hydroponics, but aquaponics was a new one for me too.

Angela... and soon that plant will be giving golden squash. Yum.

Halfmom... glad to hear you're no longer recovering. Welcome back!

Maria... going to the farmers market is a new thing for me. It means early mornings on a Saturday. (Too bad... just when my kids have finally gotten old enough to leave me in bed 'til 10:00 if I so wish!)

3:18 PM  
Blogger Donetta said...

I truly enjoyed the video. I did not appreciate the importance of local farmers markets. I shop organically at least 80% of my food purchases. I grind my own grain and use as little resources as possible. I appreciate the heart you share as you act as a sentinel. I was once very active but I have so many duties and we had so many crisis for so many years I am just now able to become more focused. I have always wanted to do a compost at this house but am not sure how to begin. I had one back at the other estate but I don't remember how I did it it was a long time ago. Ill look into it again. Maybe you could do some simple how two's.
Thank you

1:28 PM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

Donetta... well, of course there are fancy ways to compost. My very simple way is to throw things in a pile! (in a sort of secluded spot). Everything except dairy and grains, which attract more animals.

3:05 PM  
Blogger Donetta said...

I live in the suburbs so I gotta do it with the consideration of the neighbor on the other side of the wall.:) Also the dogs can get into it. I had one of those big barrels years ago. I'll think on it. I do want to return to my roots.

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