Thursday Work Party, April 25 [Photo Set] — Green Acres Permaculture Village

Another rainy and overcast Thursday morning at Green Acres — but there was no complaining! The main task was to meet to build compost in the main garden, while Rebecca started some seeds in the greenhouse to go into the garden towers. But first, Ann and Rebecca decide…

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Thursday Work Party, April 17 [Photo Set] — Green Acres Permaculture Village

Last Thursday, the rains started and as of this writing, the clouds are still producing misting rain. This weather always reminds of the porch on my grandmother’s home in mountains of Virginia, and the smell of Scotland. Spring showers didn’t keep us from getting outside to work behind DeKist 2 house, where I reside

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Thursday Work Party, April 11 [Photo Set] — Green Acres Permaculture Village

Thursday saw a beautiful morning with very mild weather. Perfect conditions for getting some food in the ground! Many of the flats we planted, if not all of them, began from seed in the greenhouse as early as January. After last week’s ‘hardening’, most are now ready for their new homes…

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Thursday Work Party 04/04 [Photo Set] — Green Acres Permaculture Village

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With the warmer weather upon us, it’s time to start ‘hardening’ the plant starts. Solan explained that all the plants in the greenhouse have been babied and must be put outside on different rotation times throughout the week to get them ‘hardened’ to exposure to wind, rain, heat, etc.  Read more:

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Neighborhood Tree Planting Project 2019 — Green Acres Permaculture Village

Who wouldn’t love free native trees? Last Wednesday, Green Acres took delivery of about half a dozen different kinds of trees and shrubs to disperse to our neighbors who participated in The Neighborhood Planting Project. We took orders over the course of two weeks via email, and in person at community dinners.

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