Peace of the Earth Farm (POTE)

Peace of the Earth Farm cultivates vegetables, herbs, and flowers using organic methods (not yet certified). We value fresh food, high crop diversity, community interaction, health of the "agro-ecosystem", and sustainable, organic methods of farming. We believe that our local community will benefit greatly from the cycle of local dollars to local food.
You can contribute to our farm by pledging your support for our kickstarter campaign


Our CSA program is currently on hold while we rehabilitate our soil. If you would like to support Peace of the Earth Farm, please pledge your support for our kickstarter campaign.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fall Greetings!

Howdy Everyone! Wow what a great farm season we have had. We are now turning our attention to next year and beyond. With that in mind, we have been planning for next year's cultivation and in particular cover crop and compost. Fall is a great time to compost and anyone can do it. The most simple compost pile is just a pile of dry leaves with some weeds or food scraps. However, you can also layer the pile in such a way as to encourage more rapid decomposition and the proper nutrient levels. Adding manure or worms can be helpful for added fertility as well. Turn your pile often, up to once or twice a week to be sure it's getting enough air and check that the pile is neither too wet or too dry. Feel free to email us with specific composting questions. And hey, check out my farmy friend, Kellie stand next to one of our recent piles:


We decided to sow a vetch and rye mix to our acre for next year's production. The rye will help suppress weeds and add to the organic material in the soil and the vetch with add valuable nitrogen to the soil. Just take a look at this beautiful organic cover crop seed:


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