We manage an abandoned apple orchard of about a hundred trees. This year appears to have a bumper crop. We need your help clearing out brush, wild grapes, and other growth. In exchange, we’ll be hosting a apple-picking and cider-making event in September and volunteers will be invited! Our first meet up will be this … More Apple Orchard Work Days — Volunteer Sign Up
Our friends over at the Madison Area Permaculture Guild are offering a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course, starting in June. If you read our blog and haven’t heard of permaculture, you should definitely have a look at this wide-ranging discipline that integrates agriculture, land management, animal husbandry, and other allied fields with an eye to … More Interested in Landscaping, Food Systems, and Land Management that Mimics Natural Systems? — Sign up for a Permaculture Design Certificate Course from Madison Area Permaculture Guild
Join us in our research apiary and help us with our breeding program. … More Beekeeping Volunteer Opportunity
This last year, we challenged ourselves to grow our own food, as if fossil fuels disappeared. Starting in February, we simulated collapsing transportation and agricultural infrastructure by buying less and less at the grocery store: first we lost produce, then frozen, and by the end, even shelf-stable foods. In August, we were essentially cut off … More Calories Grown in Foodmageddon
In this episode we harvest apples and turn them into sauce, dehydrated fruit, cider, and juice. We also have a look at our pantry in January. … More Foodmageddon, Episode 24: Apple Season
The next clip of our webseries, Foodmageddon, is out today. Have a watch. Comment, share, and let others know about the project. In this clip, we make apple juice and apple cider. Plus we have a look in our pantry at the end of January. In order to get more short videos out and have … More Foodmageddon, Clip 24.3: Apple Cider (and a Pantry Update)
The next clip of our webseries, Foodmageddon, is out today. Have a watch. Comment, share, and let others know about the project. In this clip, we make applesauce and dehydrate apple rings. In order to get more short videos out and have more focused topics, we’ll be releasing clips that will later be put together … More Foodmageddon, Clip 24.2: Dehydrating and Saucing Apples
Bees are facing more than one challenge right now in North America. In addition to changing habitats and climates, as well as the increasing reduction of crop diversity in rural areas, bees must deal with increased use of pesticides and other chemicals in their environments. The single biggest problem, however, is the now-endemic parasitic mite, … More Helping Everyone Breed Chemical-Free Bees: An Update on Blooming Prairie Foundation–Funded Project
In this episode, we deal with Colorado potato beetles, biking to the store, and the begin of raspberry season.
#ResilienceGarden … More Foodmageddon, Episode 19: Playing Catch Up
Low Tech Podcast, No. 40 – 27 Mar. 2019
Introducing our new project: Foodmageddon.
#Foodmageddon … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 40 — Introducing Foodmageddon