SOLD OUT Upcoming Workshop — Making Bees Wax Food Wrappers, Jan. 27, 2–5 p.m., $10/5 SOLD OUT

Are you interested in learning basic carpentry skills for putting to use in your home or garden? Have you been uncertain about using hammers, saws, drills, or power tools? Do you have little to no experience with these things but want to learn? … More SOLD OUT Upcoming Workshop — Making Bees Wax Food Wrappers, Jan. 27, 2–5 p.m., $10/5 SOLD OUT

Potato Study Infographic

As part of our potato study, we’re writing two articles — one for general audiences and another for professionals — presenting at conferences, and creating an infographic. This graphic summarizes in a visual way the bare minimum of the study’s information, but it is sharable and quick to absorb. Please feel free to share it … More Potato Study Infographic

New Video: No. 16 — Timer Frame Chicken Coop, Part II

This week’s video shows the second half of our timber-frame, chicken-coop build. The first half was put in out a video a few months ago and can be seen here. I discuss some ratios for plaster and daub, and you can find that information at two previous blog posts (here and here). Please remember to … More New Video: No. 16 — Timer Frame Chicken Coop, Part II

Proposal: Companion Planting (Intercropping) Corn, Beans, and Squash in Wisconsin Market Farms

While monocrops are considered the norm for small- and large-scale modern farming, intercropping, or the planting of more than one crop in a single field (also called polycropping or polyculture), has been used in the Americas and around the world since the beginning of agriculture. In this study, we will examine the effects of intercropping … More Proposal: Companion Planting (Intercropping) Corn, Beans, and Squash in Wisconsin Market Farms

Potatoes Five Ways: A Trial Looking at Different Potato-Growing Methods

Potatoes are an underappreciated garden crop. People can survive on this tuber alone because it contains everything for complete nutrition. Spuds thrive in diverse soils and climates. They store well and are easy to plant and care for. Because potatoes are cheap in the grocery store, many gardeners opt not to cultivate them, but for … More Potatoes Five Ways: A Trial Looking at Different Potato-Growing Methods