Monthly Archives: May 2015

Why Eat Organic?

When I was young we often went into the fields of the Central Valley in California to pick left over foods the machines didn’t capture during the harvest. We went into tomato fields, fruit orchards, and once even dragged bruised … Continue reading

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This Week On The Farm (5/8/2015)

Lot’s of good stuff growing on the farm this week. We continue to harvest lettuce and bok choy which have been a staple for the past month. Now we are getting excited about some new crops getting ripe and will … Continue reading

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It’s “Engineered” So Don’t Call Them “GMO” Crops

In March, UC Davis professor Pamela Ronald gave a scientific argument in favor of the idea that genetically engineered (not “genetically modified”) crops will be an important tool in the future of world food production. In fact, she says engineered food will be critical to … Continue reading

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A Mulching We Will Grow . . .

I’ve enjoyed reading Permacluture Magazine online recently. We aren’t doing composting on the Lakritz Farm yet although we have used wood chips successfully to keep weeds down to almost nothing. We have been challenged for nutrients in our soil and … Continue reading

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Food Revolution Day 2015

Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver wants you to join a revolution. A food revolution. The Lakritz Family Farm is joining too. One of the primary reasons for this blog is to raise awareness about urban farming and the importance of teaching people … Continue reading

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Growing Weather Arrives

The first of May is always a turning point in the year. As an educator it marks the home stretch of the school year. As a farmer it means things start heating up weather-wise and the plants really start to grow. … Continue reading

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