Farm Happenings at Ecosystem Farm
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Farm Happenings at Ecosystem Farm

Growings On 6/27/20

Posted on June 27th, 2020
Somehow, my strawberry field is still producing! I designed the soil in this field for longevity over years, but apparently it also has some season extension action happening. We're not getting as much as we did at the peak, but we pulled 45 lbs out of it on Thursday and that's nothing to sneeze at! I'm... read more »

Growings On for June 28, 2020

Posted on June 23rd, 2020
Ecosystem Farm - ask nicely, and you might get a kitten in your share! We found this little squirt on Friday at the Wrecking Barn as a storm was rolling in. Between that and the road running through the property, I didn't put much store by his chances. So I popped him in a cereal box and he spent 48... read more »

Growings On 6/20/20

Posted on June 20th, 2020
Anyone want a kitten? We found this little squirt as a storm was coming in at the Wrecking Barn, and then almost immediately realized that Luna's understanding that cats are friends only extended to the cats we live with. Despite being covered in slobber and surrounded by the chaos of big things taking... read more »

Growings On 6/13/20

Posted on June 13th, 2020
Apparently the latest attempt at corporate greenwashing is Hellman's Food Relief Fund. They're trying to film a commercial capitalizing on small farms - oh, look, the poor small farmer can't sell her crops, here's Hellman's to the rescue! Let's film you happily tossing produce around in your fields,... read more »

Growings On 6/10/20

Posted on June 9th, 2020
Over the weekend we spent several hours collecting microbes and feeding them.  Why? The organisms in soil are the key to how I can farm the way I do - plants depend on those fungi, bacteria, nematodes, flagellates, cilliates and microarthropods to get the nutrients they need. When a plant has... read more »

Welcome!

Posted on June 5th, 2020
Welcome to the CSA for Ecosystem Farm at Wrecking Barn! I'm so glad you've chosen to join us! My name is Kirsten, and I started farming almost four years ago on the Mennonite Church property in East Atlanta. I pride myself on growing without any pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or chemical fertilizers,... read more »

Growings On 6/2/20

Posted on June 2nd, 2020
As an update to last week's opportunity to purchase a farm... I still don't know what's happening. I probably won't get to purchase the property. But I have figured out that I really have no bad options. And that's a huge relief. I asked a farm consultant to poke holes in my numbers, and she came back... read more »

Growings On 5/26/20

Posted on May 26th, 2020
Remember how last week I was talking about land tenure and not having the security to know that I'll be able to harvest the crops I put in the ground? Today, the owners of the Wrecking Barn got a letter of intent for lease to purchase on the south side of the property. To their credit, they told me... read more »

Growings On 5/18/20

Posted on May 18th, 2020
I've been watering the asparagus seeds daily over the past month, and in the past week they've finally started breaking through! They're absolutely adorable - little tiny asparagus heads, thread thin, that shoot up and expand with tiny fronds. Unlike so many other seeds that have cotyledons (first leaves)... read more »