Greetings in 2014! We have made it to another year and are looking forward to another year of growing, learning, creating and eating. We have a couple of events coming up next week. We’ll be speaking about no-till gardening at the Newport Natural’s Cafe on Wednesday January 8 at 6pm. We’ll be speaking mostly about our experience at Peace of Earth Farm creating gardens with sheet mulching, terracing and using wood to build beds (hugelkultur), and involving animals in the work to prepare land and add fertility. After 4 years working with our no-till system we have some success stories and some “wish we would have done that differently” stories to share about creating and maintaining gardens without mechanical help.
On Saturday January 11, you can find us at the Capital City Farmer’s Market with our sprouts and shoots as well as some winter veggies, dried herbs, and hopefully some sprouted humus (still working on that one). This indoor market in Montpelier meets bi weekly in the winter, though there is only one date in January. We’ll be at all of the other winter dates through April as well. Check out the Capital City Farmer’s Market website for more information about dates, directions and all the great vendors that will be there. We are excited to try this market out, it sounds like a busy one. Hopefully people are hungry for something green at this time of year!