October 9, 2018

After work, I was capitalizing on the plethora of hickory nuts on the ground. This time I was at a local park with a playground. A parent was intrigued at what I was doing, and ask the usual questions like, “What are you doing?”; “Really, you can eat those?”; “What do...

June 16, 2018

In the 1930's through WW II not 2.4 million trees, but rather 2.4 BILLION trees were planted during Roosevelt's New Deal. Extraordinary things were happening. A Quaker named Arthur Morgan was appointed as head of the TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) under the CCC (Civi...

February 16, 2018

Black Walnut vegan cheese has the distinctive

flavors of our native black walnut

and melts just like cheese. 

In the world we live in today I am deeply saddened by the large rifts among well intentioned people because of ideological nuances. Great potential for inno...

December 8, 2017

I knew at the beginning of the year something was going to shift and boy, was I ever right. And what a year it was on the farm. For those of you who have followed the story it was quite challenging but from the ashes we rise, and wow am I excited to share the fruits of...

October 2, 2017

“...reminds me of the taste of wild hickory nuts.”

Bitternut hickory is also referred to as “swamp hickory” and anything that is associated with  a swamp   is definitely a red headed step child.  Like its cousin the pecan, which also favors river bottoms, their leaves a...

May 12, 2017

 Act without doing;

work without effort;

Think of the small as large;

and the few as many...

Passive solar energy is an example of a well understood concept. Instead of heating your house 100% with fossil fuel based power like electric or gas, or even solar panels, we firs...

May 11, 2017

We are now winding down our trip on the East coast of Florida and loafing around by the beach in the oak hammocks near St Augustine. Oak hammocks are the native forests of which live oak is the predominant species. Also mixed in are hickories. On our walk to a spectacu...

April 19, 2017

Our whirlwind tour coast to coast of Florida found us in Ocala in search of some of the world famous fresh water springs. Justifiably so, these springs were remarkably clean and powerful. We were on flat coastal plain topography, but we heard thrashing water from the w...

Earthly Beings- come celebrate Earth Day at Earthhaven and let's unearth ways of transforming this Earth with an Earth quaking workshop!

Three years ago I planted seeds in my nursery from the most productive cultivar of Hican (pecan x hickory hybrid)  This series o...

March 17, 2017

".4% annual growth rate of the soil carbon stock would make it possible to stop the present increase in atmospheric CO2."

Go to: http://4p1000.org/understand

Climate stabilization is one of the many benefits of a tree based agriculture. France seems to be an init...

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