This year at the farm I’m taking fertility of the cannabinitas into my own hands. I am striving to leave behind bottled fertilizers and replace them with my homemade goodies! Less plastic waste, fossil fuel emissions, and mystery around what my ladies uptake. After a recent side by side test I am more than happy with the results of my ferments. The only hurdle left to overcome is making production more efficient. I will pass on a few techniques and recipes I am using at the farm along to you.
Fermented Plant Juices (FPJ)
FPJ is a way to make liquid plant food out of ordinary/extraordinary plants that are all around us! It has been used by those who farm using a Korean Natural Farming approach and many others like myself who enjoy mixing and matching the styles and practices that have been passed down since farming began. Last year I began exploring this technique and have really made it part of my flow this year.
Interested in Permaculture but don’t know where to start? This winter, join us to learn some basics about holistic land management. We’ll go over topics such as water catchment, no-till gardening, mulching, plant guilds, food resiliency and whole system dynamics to help get your started on your “permie” journey. We’ll also have a brief Q&A with our instructor, Certified Permaculture Designer Kelly White, where you are welcome to bring a couple of site-specific questions and concerns about your farm or garden. We hope to see you there!
Date, Time and Location are TBD. Signup at http://groworganics.org/content/intro-permaculture if you are interested and we’ll be in touch to determine a date that will work for all the participates.
Cost: $10 /person; $15/ couple
Fiddle Farms is our homestead market farm where we grow fresh vegetables, flowers and cannabis, located on the banks of the Hood River. The property has 15 acres that encompasses a variety of micro-climates. About 3 acres are in active use for gardening and livestock. It is located on the Hood River about 15 minutes from the town of Hood River, Oregon.
Here are some pictures of the farm taken by our wwoofers