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Post  has55 on 6/6/2017, 3:55 pm

Homegrown Food Summit 2017
June the 12th. 5 days awayyyyy.
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Post  countrynaturals on 6/6/2017, 10:52 pm

@has55 wrote:Homegrown Food Summit 2017
June the 12th. 5 days awayyyyy.
I just signed up.
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Post  sanderson on 6/6/2017, 11:45 pm

What the heck, me too!

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/7/2017, 8:32 am

Me too! Let's hope I have time to watch some of it, lol...
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Post  NAR56 on 6/7/2017, 12:54 pm

@AtlantaMarie wrote:Me too!  Let's hope I have time to watch some of it, lol...

Same here! and thanks for the link!

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Post  countrynaturals on 6/12/2017, 1:07 pm

@has55 wrote:Homegrown Food Summit 2017
June the 12th. 5 days awayyyyy.
Starts today! I'm about to watch the one about fruit trees. geek
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Post  sanderson on 6/13/2017, 3:35 am

Suz, how do you access it?? Does it cost $$ ?

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Post  ChasingAnnie on 6/13/2017, 11:07 am

I made taco salad which included my Syrian Lettuce (romaine type that is slow to bolt), tomatoes, and cilantro. It was yummy.
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Post  has55 on 6/14/2017, 9:11 am

@sanderson wrote:Suz,  how do you access it??  Does it cost $$ ?
they send out daily email. select watch now. watching the nightshade one now. it's free. If you want lifetime access, then you can pay the 3 types of fees that's fits your need or budget.
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Post  countrynaturals on 6/14/2017, 10:42 am

@has55 wrote:
@sanderson wrote:Suz,  how do you access it??  Does it cost $$ ?
they send out daily email. select watch now. watching the nightshade one now. it's free. If you want lifetime access, then you can pay the 3 types of fees that's fits your need or budget.
http://homegrownfoodsummit.com/day-3/

Signup is free. It gives you access to all the speakers for 7 days. Then it expires if you don't pay. You can't work ahead, but you can go back to previous days.
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Post  newbeone on 6/14/2017, 2:14 pm

A Big Thanks Has! I've been watching the videos on homegrownfoodsummit some are great, some makes me wish I had more room. Good Find.
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Post  has55 on 6/14/2017, 4:18 pm

watching David the Good-7 easy way to feed your garden for free. This guy is funny. I like the poor man wheel burrow. A tarp, your compost and carry it on your shoulder. 8.00 dollars. funny.
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Post  has55 on 6/14/2017, 11:00 pm

finally finish watching David the Good composting video. it was funny and informative. Anyone else has a chance to look at his composting ideas and his funny BBC documentary?
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Post  has55 on 6/15/2017, 12:15 am

tara rae vermicomposting session was good for those who like to learn more on using your worm poo. It at beginner level.
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Post  newbeone on 6/15/2017, 2:17 pm

I watched David the Good yesterday and started using it today, the part about making tea for the garden using weeds pulled from the garden, I was tossing them in the garbage my compost pile doesn't get hot enough to destroy the seeds since I started using worm tubes for my kitchen scraps,
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Post  has55 on 6/15/2017, 2:50 pm

@newbeone wrote:I watched David the Good yesterday and started using it today, the part about making tea for the garden using weeds pulled from the garden, I was tossing them in the garbage my compost pile doesn't get hot enough to destroy the seeds since I started using worm tubes for my kitchen scraps,
I thought that was a great idea, revenge on the weeds. I watched how to make essential oils at home today. good stuff.
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Post  has55 on 6/15/2017, 6:37 pm

for those who live in hot climates like some parts of California, Arizona, new Mexico, etc... the speaker Justin Rohner, founder of Agriscaping Technologies, has been helping people around the world grow their own healthy, fresh foods at home for more than 25 years.
he talking about Innovations in Shade Gardening ith Micro-climate technologies.
 I know some of the members use shade gardening. Hope this is helpful. remember it changes to day #5 at 9:00 AM
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Post  sanderson on 6/16/2017, 7:46 pm

At your recommendation, I watched it.  He had a lot of good information in it.  I also watched the one acre suburban garden and orchard with goats, sheep and chickens.  I started the soil one, but thought I had better get to bed last night.

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Post  has55 on 6/17/2017, 10:53 am

I haven't watch it yet, but the "Optimizing your soil health" looks good.  I'm watching the "
Harnessing Solar Energy on The Homestead" 
lots of stuff about solar cooking with a solar oven, Can I say, califonia, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah,Texas You GET THE DRIFT.
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Post  countrynaturals on 6/17/2017, 12:11 pm

@has55 wrote:I haven't watch it yet, but the "Optimizing your soil health" looks good.  I'm watching the "
Harnessing Solar Energy on The Homestead" 
lots of stuff about solar cooking with a solar oven, Can I say, califonia, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah,Texas You GET THE DRIFT.
I have the soil health one up now. I missed a few of these. I thought we had the whole week to watch them and the one about feeding the soil free expired before I got to it.  Sad Did you pick up anything good on that one?
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Post  has55 on 6/17/2017, 12:50 pm

she was good, but understanding soil building by Geoff Lawton knocks it out of the park. It will make up what you miss. With him, it like being a classroom. uses a chalkboard. he on today. will talk about her later. have to rest for work tonight.
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Post  countrynaturals on 6/17/2017, 5:07 pm

@has55 wrote:she was good, but understanding soil building by Geoff Lawton knocks it out of the park. It will make up what you miss. With him, it like being a classroom. uses a chalkboard. he on today. will talk about her later. have to rest for work tonight.
Amen to that! He was amazing! That was the best presentation of the week and Stacey Murphy came in a nice close 2nd.  They've made a soil-lover out of me fer shure. I love you
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Post  has55 on 6/18/2017, 9:20 am

@countrynaturals wrote:
@has55 wrote:she was good, but understanding soil building by Geoff Lawton knocks it out of the park. It will make up what you miss. With him, it like being a classroom. uses a chalkboard. he on today. will talk about her later. have to rest for work tonight.
Amen to that! He was amazing! That was the best presentation of the week and Stacey Murphy came in a nice close 2nd.  They've made a soil-lover out of me fer shure. I love you
It worth it weight in diamonds and gold
Jimmy cee I hope u can see it
It right up your alley
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 6/18/2017, 2:21 pm

@has55 wrote:
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@has55 wrote:she was good, but understanding soil building by Geoff Lawton knocks it out of the park. It will make up what you miss. With him, it like being a classroom. uses a chalkboard. he on today. will talk about her later. have to rest for work tonight.
Amen to that! He was amazing! That was the best presentation of the week and Stacey Murphy came in a nice close 2nd.  They've made a soil-lover out of me fer shure. I love you
It worth it weight in diamonds and gold
Jimmy cee I hope u can see it
It right up your alley
Watched Geoff Lawton’s  Understanding Soil Building and feel I have to comment on three points:

He says fertilizers "bound up in cadnium salt." This is misleading. Phosphate sometimes has a little cadmium contamination (as does your soil, and compost, and rock dust) but the NPK in fertilizers are salts that are typically combinations of one or more of: each-other(nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium), oxygen, hydrogen, calcium, sodium, sulfur, and chlorine. I’m not saying that fertilizers can’t have a detrimental effect on soil, but they aren’t salts of cadmium.

Second, and this may be a translation issue but he conflates the word “starch” with “sugars.” Plant roots trade sugars (and other compounds), not starch, with bacteria. Starches are large molecules made of many sugars stuck together and are difficult to export through the plant cell walls. The bacteria feed on the sugar and make that sticky substance that holds together the soil crumbs. That substance is also not starch, but is mostly composed of sugars.

I'm also not agreeing with the assumption that all insecticides kill bacteria just because they are smaller organisms than insects. I think the conclusion is correct (Insecticides usually have a detrimental effect on soil, and ultimately disrupt the bacterial diversity) but the means of arriving at that conclusion seems sketchy/overly simplified.
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Post  has55 on 6/18/2017, 11:41 pm

BPSF, great observation! it wasn't  perfect, but I was able to gleaned off some good info. I like his chart board talk.
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