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Raised Beds Anyone?

There are many different ways to garden, from the no-work method of Ruth Stout to the double-dig method of John Jeavons.

Most of us at Earthaven have our hands in the soil on some level, even if minimally.

Our very own Dr. Monique Mazza seems to excel at everything she does. And gardening is no exception. Here she is explaining her raised bed system of gardening.

Dr. Monique Mazza explaining her raised bed gardening system
If you want to know more about gardening and different ways we garden together at Earthaven, check out our Cooperative Gardening and Permaculture Strategies course with Earthaven member and permaculture instructor, Zev Friedman, this Sunday, April 18. It’s online so you can Zoom in from anywhere. We hope to see you there!

I’m so grateful to be connected to you on this journey of life. I hope you’re enjoying the spring.

cooperative gardening, Monique Mazza, raised beds

NikiAnne Feinberg

NikiAnne (she/her) was born and raised on a horse and cattle ranch on the ancestral lands of the Salinan people in the Central Coast of California. She currently lives at Earthaven Ecovillage on unceded lands of the Catawba and Cherokee (Tsalagi) people. Her ancestors come from Eastern and Western Europe — France, Germany, and English Isles as well as Belarus, Lithuania, and Russia, from Ashkenazi Jewish heritage. Throughout the last two decades, NikiAnne has been immersed in community and in service to a wide range of educational endeavors focused on nature connection, personal empowerment, and community resilience. NikiAnne considers herself the grease and glue – that which helps things run smoothly or holds things together. Before co-founding SOIL in 2012, she worked and traveled through much of Asia, the Americas, and Europe, which made her formal education at George Washington University in International Affairs come alive in ways that can only happen through personal experience and relationships. Collectively, these experiences have undeniably shaped her cooperative cultural values and commitment to supporting leaders to think, feel, act and design from a foundation rooted in interrelationship. No matter what she’s teaching, NikiAnne is always on the same mission: to raise awareness of our whole selves – gifts, passions, blind spots, shadows – and help those whole selves find and fill niches in their communities. This is how the web of life is woven, and the fabric of culture repaired. She’s especially eager to support those in transition – between vocations, stages of life, and stories of world and self. Within this context, she is particularly passionate about community grief tending and death care midwifery.

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