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Farm presentation at the Rotary Club of McAllen

Recently, I got the opportunity to speak at a Rotary Club meeting and showcase the farm.  I didn’t really know much about the Rotary Club so I did some research.

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On the Farm: Building a DIY Greenhouse (For less than you think)

So, I have been thinking about building a greenhouse since I started work on the farm and the Christmas Break gave me the perfect opportunity to build that idea out. 

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Animal Control: Those Rascally Rabbits

They are cute.  They are cuddly.  They are eating everything in the garden. I had noticed a plant or two looking chewed by something bigger than the leaf cutter ants or the cabbage worms a few weeks ago.  It wasn’t … Continue reading

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Environment Club Breaks New Ground…Literally

The Environment Club began moving earth for their raised bed garden project.  They are planning on growing and selling their produce on-campus and at local farmers markets. The Environment Club leaders have been diligently working on a grant that will … Continue reading

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The First Harvest: Lettuce and Spinach

The first harvest has finally started! The lettuce and spinach took about 38 days to go from seed to the students’ plates.  The first harvest was actually on November 28th and will continue up until the end of the semester … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Efficiency: DIY Seed Tape

I am always looking for ways to cut down my time spent doing things that could be consolidated.  Take planting seeds for example.  Conventional wisdom has taught that you either direct seed and must thin seedlings later, or use transplants.  … Continue reading

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Thunderstorms, PVC, and a Germination Station

We finally got rain.  It moved in beautifully around 8:30 am or so and gave the growing plants a nice drink. While it was raining, I was inside the shed working on fixing an old fluorescent light that was laying … Continue reading

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