Author Archives: jenredfox

The Ginger Adventure

Do you find that if you set out to learn something, it often doesn’t work, and you end up learning something else way more interesting?  I do! David and I set out to visit some of his farming mentors in … Continue reading

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Ted Hutten

Last January, David and I went to visit Ted Hutten at his farm.  Ted is a farmer we really admire because he works hard, grows a lot of wonderful food, and he has such a unique sense of humour!!  He … Continue reading

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The Dynamic Nature of Seeds

This fall, I tried wrinkled crinkled cress for the first time.  It blew my socks off!  I am a lover of all kinds of greens, but currently this little cold-hardy cress with the cheerful name is my all-time favourite.  At … Continue reading

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Flame Weeding!

I was introduced to flame weeding years ago by Norbert Kungl, a well-known organic farmer in Nova Scotia.  At first I thought it was outrageous!  Now after seeing the reduction in weeds on my own farm, I am a big … Continue reading

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Salt Marsh Hay

Salt marsh hay grows along the Cogmagun River’s edge bordering the farm.  This is a tidal river connected to the Bay of Fundy.  About 20 times per year, high tides flood the entire salt marsh, and a nice layer of … Continue reading

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Root Crop Washer

If a producer needs to wash hundreds of pounds of root crops in the fall, it can be time-consuming and frankly, discouraging.  For market-garden sized operations, a home-made barrel root crop washer is just the thing needed.  We saw one … Continue reading

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Small Grain Harvest

Milk thistle seed we threshed and winnowed by hand at the workshop Nov 3. I still have to clean it. I have wanted to grow and harvest small grains for years, but they present some fundamental challenges for the grower.  … Continue reading

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Small Grain Gathering

Compared with vegetables, growing small grains organically is challenging.  It is tricky to control weeds.  As well, planting and harvesting generally happen at wet times of the year (April/May and September) which can lead to soil compaction and damage if … Continue reading

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Natural Beekeeping

Stephen Livingstone wrote the article Natural Beekeeping in Rural Delivery (January/February).  In it he describes taking over a beekeeping operation with his young son Calvin.  It is an astounding story of taking over one hive from an old operation.  There used … Continue reading

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Grain Seed Workshop Nov 3

The Eastern Canadian Organic Seed Growers Network and Seeds of Diversity Canada are proud to present a Grain Seed Workshop Sat Nov 3 Learn how to grow, harvest and select grain seed. Join David and Jen Greenberg for a hands-on workshop featuring … Continue reading

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