Summary of the Conservation Innovation Grant activity and Insect Scouting to come!
Table Top Baby Greens – MikeR posted 5/1/2016 Photos from Historical FIle During the downtime, and when the greenhouse is less than full – we’ve flipped the tables, doubled them up and layered in rich growing medium. We seed heavily, a variety of quick growing greens, and hope for a tasty harvest in two to … Read more
Special Project Summary – Perennials – 2013 Report on status of Perennials and practices from 2013. Also note: CH Served as ‘Farm Manager’ from July to end of Season, to cover for MR.
Special Project: Micro Greens Prepared By KG 2/25/2013 Proposal: Explore the viability of producing micro greens on a small scale. The minimal input of worker hours and materials combined with the resulting high value product will hopefully find this technique financially sustainable. Execution: I plan to order 4 varieties of micro greens to trial in … Read more
Perennials Manager Summary 2012 by Colleen Harrington It was my fifth season at North Slope Farm when we undertook “the great fruit/nut planting of 2010”. After digging 125 holes and getting these plants settled in, it was already time to jump in to the main vegetable production season. The season was flying by and the … Read more
Perennial Crops– at North Slope Farm Introduction January 2013 Prepared by MR and CH, January 2013 Intent: To increase the potential income of the farm by establishing crops that will yield a diversity of fruits, nuts and vegetables in a regenerative manner. Ideally the perennials will make use of land otherwise marginally, productive or … Read more
Pastured Poultry: Introduction to ‘Factors to Consider’ Each week we move our chicken coops to a new section of pasture. At this time the Farm Worker is responsible for the following items: Where is the coop moving to, and what is the best way to get there? Where will the coop be moved to next … Read more
Poultry Report 2011 Materials Reviewed: MikeR, Nov. 2011. Statement: Regular records are kept of Feed Comsumption, Egg Yield and Special Expenses. In the winter, eggs are sold wholesale (Whole Earth Center, Bent Spoon, Zone 7) and income is tracked through regular invoicing. During the Farmers Market Season, sales are recorded at each market, and … Read more
Special Projects – Hoop House Tomatoes Prepared by ST 10/6/11 Grafted Heirloom tomatoes were trellised with the double leader technique. Each tomato plant’s leaders were pruned except for two which were clipped to its own individual string hanging from the top of the hoop house. This provided adequate airflow for the plants and made it … Read more
Winter Production – 2010 Summary Prepared by ST and RCM on 3/3/11 Winter production had its challenges and triumphs. We constructed low tunnels out of rebar and manually vented them if the outside temperature reached above 60 degrees or the inside tempeture rose above 80 degrees. Wind above 30mph tended to blow the plastic loose. Our … Read more