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Mulching with Leon from Full Circle Farm at Earthaven Ecovillage

(Transcript from video) Courtney Brooke:  Good Morning Leon. What are you doing? Leon: We are mulching. You take the cover crop and we’re spreading it out so no weeds will grow through. And no sun will hit the ground. And we’re gonna move this greenhouse onto it. Then plant some ginger. Courtney...

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Tour of the Cover Crop Mix with Zev at Earthaven Ecovillage

(Transcript from video) Courtney Brooke: What are you doing, Uncle Zev? Zev: I’m admiring this cover crop that Eli put down with veggie ladies. And Daikon’s flowering with all of their, so many insects, bumblebees and honeybees and little parasitic wasps and stuff, into their flowers. Courtney...

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Making Biochar

Have you caught the biochar fever? We certainly have. About ten years ago, many of us watched a YouTube documentary called The Secret of Eldorado and got wildly excited about the possibilities of biochar. Biochar is a kind of charcoal made by burning carbon in a way that produces a stable amendment...

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