Robin Kelson on Seed Saving-Resiliency

Robin Kelson on Seed Saving-Resiliency. Keeping the strength of genetic traits through community sharing of seeds.. – – – – Robin is the owner of the Good Seed Company – “heirloom seeds for common use,” a small heirloom vegetable, flower and herb seed company based in Whitefish, MT and dedicated to helping re-establish the community…

Elaine Ingham on Life in the Soil.

Elaine Ingham on Life in the Soil. Examining the biology of healthy soil to improve plant growth. – – – –   Dr. Elaine Ingham is the Founder, President and Director of Research for Soil Foodweb Inc., a business that grew out of her Oregon State University research program. Behind her user-friendly approach to soil lies a wealth of knowledge…

Michael Phillips on Holistic Orcharding.

Michael Phillips on Holistic Orcharding. Growing fruit trees by creating a healthy ecosystem. – – – – Michael is known across the country for helping people grow healthy apples and understand the healing virtues of plant medicines. The “community orchard movement” he helped institute can be found at GrowOrganicApples.com and provides a full immersion into…

Shawn Jadrnicek on The Bio-Integrated Farm

Shawn Jadrnicek on The Bio-Integrated Farm. Maximizing functions from landscape elements to save time, energy and money. – – – – Shawn has nourished his interest in sustainability through work as an organic farmer, nursery grower, extension agent, arborist, and landscaper, and now as the manager of Clemson University’s Student Organic Farm. From his earliest…

Matthew Shepherd on Planting to Feed Bees.

Matthew Shepherd on Planting to Feed Bees. Expanding the habitat of an essential pollinator through garden choices. – – – – Matthew’s career began in England where he established a successful community-based conservation program in Essex and helped to create Samphire Hoe, an award-winning nature park. He has also worked with local communities and government…

Quita Jackson on Thrifty Self Sufficiency.

Quita Jackson on Thrifty Self Sufficiency. Taking small steps to being green and making a difference. – – – – Quita is one of the founders of GreenDesert.org.   And while some would call her an urban farmer or a gardener, she prefers to consider herself spiritually connected to mother earth and her environment.  She loves…

Brian Smith on Biochar.

Brian Smith on Biochar. Enhancing your soils through an ancient, carbon-sequestering, process. – – – – Brian is a systems engineer and project manager living in north Phoenix.  For the past 30 years, he has worked for GE, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Honeywell on software for flight control systems in commercial and military aircraft.  Recently,…

Penn Parmenter on Passive Solar Greenhouses

Penn Parmenter on Passive Solar Greenhouses. Designing greenhouses using the natural laws of nature as allies and resources. – – – – Since 1992 Penn and her husband Cord have been growing food just above the 8,000 feet level in the Wet Mountains of South Central Colorado. With many years of research and development, they founded…