Thursday, November 13, 2014

10 Steps to Winterizing Your Drip Irrigation System

The harvest is over, the memory of summer is fading, and the cold is creeping in. Time to hang the storm windows, clean the gutters, and winterize your drip irrigation system. Though necessary, like all such tasks, we'll likely drag our feet unless we have a distinct plan laid out to help us achieve our goal. We can't push you out the door but we'll do our best to make it easier by providing a simple 10 step plan.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Red Acre Farm CSA

Red Acre Farm CSA-Cedar City, Utah

This is the story of Sara Patterson, an energetic nineteen-year-old who has been farming in rural Utah for five years. She sells fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese, and eggs, all of which she raises. Hers is the story of a small family farm, a community supported agriculture farm, and how it can fit into today's world. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Cover Your Assets-Part 2

In part one of this two part series, we discussed Agribon™, a row cover that shields plants from frost, wind, and insects. In part two we will discuss greenhouses and high tunnels, economical structures that can add to the bottom line (or feed a gardener’s addiction) by allowing four season crop production in most climates.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Agribon-Cover Your Assets

Agribon in the DripWorks Demo Garden

You've spent all spring and summer, planting, weeding, watering, feeding, and nurturing the plants in your field or garden. Now an early frost threatens to wipe out all that invested time and money. So what do you do?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Cash for Grass-Incentivizing Conservation

Municipalities across the country are offering cash incentives to homeowners to tear out their water-guzzling lawns. Here in California alone, there are dozens of programs to encourage homeowners to make the move to a grass-free yard. Cities like Sacramento, Los Angeles, Roseville, Palmdale, Victorville, and Napa have all implemented similar programs, and with rebates up to four dollars a square foot in some areas, it's easy to see why many are taking advantage of this opportunity. The money is intended to defray the cost of lawn removal and replacement with drought tolerant landscapes commonly known as xeriscapes. The results can be truly distinctive and beautiful.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mycelium-An Underground Revolution!

Mycelium in the DripWorks Demo Garden

Recently I was reading an article in the Mother Earth News and came across one of those statements that forever change one’s world view: “A white fungal network called hyphae, not plant roots, is the principal structure for the uptake of many important nutrients in the plant kingdom.” If that hits you like it did me, take a moment for it to sink before reading on.