"There are wild dandelion greens and wild lettuce this time of year too. I pick mine near my apartment complex because I know they don't use herbicides or chemical pesticides outdoors due to the large pet population here. we also have a ton of…"
MCC is starting a brand new organic farm where the old agribusiness cornfield used to be! We will have an day open to the community to get involved on our first workday, Friday September 14th at 7am. The farm will be located by the community garden, near the tennis courts and old movie theatre on the south end of campus.I believe we will be working on irrigation, planting and tilling, so bring your hats and water bottles and learn more about MCC's new organic farm!Any non-students will need to…See More
It is totally okay for you to come a little late. Be safe driving, better to take your time and be late than to feel like you have to rush. I'll catch you up afterwards if you wanna a full disclosure ;)…"
"Tifton isn't actually GMO grass, it is a hybrid grass. I am interested in this though, although I'm wonder how it affects people with allergies. I know I am allergic to the pollen, not sure if the runners would bother me."
"Large shady hat, lots of ice water and a damp towel. Although I garden in my personal garden in the early morning, I work during the school year in the school garden in the afternoon. I also have a lightweight long sleeve shirt I wear on extra hot…"
"I have used both Mrs. Meyer's and Method and they are both solid and reliable, however recently I have fallen more into DIY for things:
For dish soap, I use Castille Soap that I buy in bulk and use a 2:1 ratio in a glass swing top. It's…"
"Hi! I'm interested in helping out, I actually just talked to you on the FB working group about helping out. I should be able to come out for at least serving and hopefully clean up too. Do you guys still need any supplies? I just got a few…"
"I have been using a few manuals I found on Amazon (and I think were recommended originally by other members here). Some of the big ones that are everywhere are purslane and dandelions of course!
I usually harvest from washes or at this small…"
"Oh sorry. I thought you were just looking for others in general. I know I saw this on Pinterest awhile back, but cannot vouch for the flavor since I'm vegan and don't use Whey! It does look interesting though, I might try to make a…"
"I've actually never seen her blog before! Which is probably mostly because I live in an apartment and grow everything in containers - but I'm really excited to find it. There are already a bunch of articles on there I can't wait to…"
I'm an Urban Hort. student at MCC specializing in Nursery Operations! I'm also a vegan, a kale enthusiest, happily married with three crazy kitties and interested in studying sustainability and the future of big ag. I currently have a container garden on my patio, and I blog about it at cultofkale.com
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It is totally okay for you to come a little late. Be safe driving, better to take your time and be late than to feel like you have to rush. I'll catch you up afterwards if you wanna a full disclosure ;) Lookin' forward to seeing you. Enjoy your class.
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