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An Open Letter

" With my hand in the soil, I understand that

We are one people

We have one common dream

We share one planet

We are responsible…


Added by Maximillian Smith on May 3, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

The Seedlucks Chili Has Been Eaten--Now It's Time To Grow Beans All Our Own

This year's Seed Ordering/Exchanging Potluck--more than the previous 2 events--opened me up to the real need to celebrate this valley's gardeners more often.  There was a great diversity of age . . . from some rad MSU students on up to post-graduates who are workin' the Montana Conservation thing and a few experienced, yet humble, gardeners who would make up the "elder" demographic. 



Added by Maximillian Smith on March 31, 2011 at 6:51pm — No Comments

You say 'A weed is a weed!' But I know it's not! (and other ponderings)

Frankly, it doesn't take hail or tender rain for an answer. My garden lives. I'd like to think it's because I've vetted the plants through uncommon practices--but they've probably just survived from the good breeding methods of Judy Fisher of Fisher Seeds (and the wild nature that still exists in them). If these organisms can survive the hands of this beginning organic farmer, they're strong enough to grow alongside anybody with a keen interest in the homegrown.

I find myself…

Added by Maximillian Smith on July 9, 2010 at 1:11am — 1 Comment

Gained A Garden. Lost Some Worms.

Okay. Time to spill. This last week in Bozeman has been a trial.

All I've wanted to do: rip up some sod in the ol' backyard, amend some soil whose health is decent at best, and plant some of Fishers' finest seeds. All I seem to be getting: rain.

There were some glorious plans to plant by the moon cycle. They got washed away when I saw the first wavelength of light after days of absence. Then I tried my best to lighten my load--to not compact the soil when it was so obviously… Continue

Added by Maximillian Smith on June 8, 2010 at 8:20pm — No Comments

Eggplants, favas, radishes, and beets (Coming Soon!)

By my count, we've helped 9 household plots become places of food, not lawn. And we're about halfway done at the new 25-plot community…

Added by Maximillian Smith on April 26, 2010 at 9:29am — No Comments

A Hoppin' Time Soon at Missoula's PEAS Farm?

I know how super busy farms get, especially at this time of year. But I also know how many interns and energy radiates from the Program in Ecological Agriculture and Society (PEAS) Farm.…

Added by Maximillian Smith on March 24, 2010 at 9:15am — No Comments

Something for the Monkey

Anyone who's interested in envisioning the future of urban ag:

This is the most enlightened conversation about redeveloping edible cities I've heard to date...topics run the gambit, but I found the most interesting to be those well-articulated "movement"-type discussions about our motivations and sort of holistic ponderings into what issues we should shine our biggest…

Added by Maximillian Smith on March 2, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

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