Category Archives: Gardening

CSA and Gardening

Wed Mar 2nd, 2011

Hans Hansen, a local Farmer specializing in nutrient gourmet produce and providing them to individuals and restaurants through a CSA (community supported ag).

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Bio-Char with Dean Cook, a local sustainable gardener. Biochar is a way for carbon to be drawn from the atmosphere and is a solution to reducing the global impact of farming (and in reducing the impact from all agricultural waste). Since biochar can sequester carbon in the soil for hundreds to thousands of years, it has received considerable interest as a potential tool to slow global warming. The burning and natural decomposition of trees and agricultural matter contributes a large amount of CO2 released to the atmosphere. Biochar can store this carbon in the ground, potentially making a significant reduction in atmospheric GHG levels; at the same time its presence in the earth can improve water quality, increase soil fertility, raise agricultural productivity and reduce pressure on old-growth forests.

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Dr. Bob Randall

11th Aug 2010

Nourishment comes in many forms…for Our bodies, minds, and hearts. We celebrate the heat and growing seasons of Our Houston with Summer Sizzle Fund Drive and Dr. Bob Randall, Educator, Activist, Author, KPFT Supporter. Why get involved in: Houston food system Urban Harvest Classes Local farmers markets Permaculture Join us in conversation… www.urbanharvest.org Year Round Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers for Metro Houston by Bob Randall, Ph.D. This book is the definitive guide to growing vegetables and fruit in the greater Houston area. It includes how to build raised beds and detailed information on the best plant varieties for our area. It also includes recommendations of local shops online sources to get soils, tools, seeds, transplants, and more. Bob has generously donated 3 of His books to Our Summer Sizzle…call in Your support and see how to receive one.

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