Our 2014 winter seed collection is here! 30 new flower, herb and vegetable varieties – all non-GMO and certified organic – are now available in our online seed catalog at www.agtoseeds.com. From Thanksgiving through Monday, December 2nd take 20% off the entire store when using coupon code “PLANTGOODSEED” at checkout. Free Shipping too. Oh, and we’re putting in Mano Farm logo buttons in every order until the end of the year. Happy thanksgiving everyone!
So you’ve got your carrot seeds, and now you’re looking for some accessible and straightforward information for how to take them from seed to harvest? Look no further than the All Good Things growing information series. Our latest addition on carrots gives a brief overview of carrot types, covers seed topics such as seed depth, days to harvest, soil preparation, and watering. This guide is ideal for beginner to intermediate gardeners.
Maxim Jago at NAB 2013. Really liked what he had to say here. I found this video because I've been taking this Lynda.com Audition tutorial that he did andtend to get curious about the people who make them…
Cob Oven Workshop! Spend two days dancing in the cob as you learn to build a traditional cob oven. Covering both technique and theory, you will walk away with the confidence to build your own backyard oven. Bring your curiosity, questions, excitement and work clothes. Registration required. Event takes place at Mano Farm on November 9th and 10th, 2013. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in registering.
Here is our friend Saara Piispa holding a sweet meat winter squash. Saara lives in Porvoo, Finland, and she has been growing some All Good Things Organic Seeds varieties that i hand delivered to her last year. It seems that by and large, she’s experienced a great deal of success. Iit brings us happiness to know that this strain of squash thrives in such a contrasting climate – it’s a testament to its resilience and importance as a subsistence food.
This is the second time we’ve grown out this variety on the land, the original strain having been acquired through Adaptive Seeds in Sweethome, Oregon. The story goes deeper though, as they originally acquired the strain through author and plant breeder Carol Deppe, who wrote about it in her book The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance. Deppe did some breeding work on the variety, selecting for a smaller cavity (which results in more edible flesh). To honor its lineage, we’re calling our selection “Sweet Meat Ojai Homestead.”
Quarters of the squash be available on the CSA table this coming Sunday. It makes an excellent pairing with our early wonder tall top beets, evenly cubed, drizzled with olive oil, salt and pepper, and oven roasted at 275 degrees Fahrenheit Toss in some olive oil and balsamic marinated late season bell peppers about a half hour before the roast is finished, and bask in the flavorful nutrition of Mano Farm.
goda drew this one for a new project i’m working with. i feel incredibly lucky to have a relationship with someone who can consistently work with my capricious perceptions and substantially improve upon them.
I grew up listening to Fiona Apple, from first she hit it big with “Criminal,” and i remember the public sphere paroxysms over the song’s “provocative” music video (in parenthetical because i can’t help wonder how the video would be received in this day and age).
This probably sounds really trite but i find it incredible that strangers can know so much about someone’s life without ever knowing them – or they think they know, so they assume they do. And how a person who is known — in some ways a public figure — can be so greatly effected so greatly by the person who does not know. It’s voyerism of sorts, with the emotionality of the exchange almost adding another layer of abstraction. And it does seem to transcend a barrier here, the audience/performer one in this case.
Then I went and caught up on some of her music videos i hadn’t seen and found this one particularly striking and perhaps even further illustrative of all this.
We’re particularly excited for our event at Rainbow Bridge Warehouse in our hometown of Ojai this coming Wednesday, October 2nd from 6-7:30 pm. The Warehouse carries over 70 varieties of our seeds and we’ll be introducing a few new varieties from our 2014 catalog there this coming Wednesday. Come find us and let’s talk about growing food.
We’ll be at Santa Barbara’s Sol Food Festival this coming Saturday, September 28th from 10am-6pm at Vera Cruz Park. We’re one of many exhibitors; you can find our booth in the “Growing Solutions” section of the event. Come say hello! #fall#events #allgoodthings #gardening #planting #seeds#organic #solfest #september #santabarbara #plantgoodseed