The Power of Place and Magic

The Power of Place and Magic One of the most delightful aspects of living at Mezzacello is the ever changing face she presents to the world. The formal gardens with the architecture, and graceful proportions are lovely at any time. It’s most magical when the city itself shows up to stage direct. The way the …

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Chickens, Ducks, and Rabbits Livestock Tour

Chickens, Ducks, and Rabbits and the Livestock Enclosure One of the most essential ecosystems of Mezzacello is the livestock. We keep all livestock (chickens, ducks, and rabbits) in the livestock shed on the southwest edge of the property. This makes care and maintenance easy and also allows us to collect and easily treat manures and …

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Gardens of Solar Power and Sustainable Ecosystems

Gardens of Solar Power and Sustainable Ecosystems Mezzacello took a major step into the future this summer installing solar power systems with the help and guidance of the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, the PAST Foundation and Amazon. From the point of inception in 2015 to the present all of the power needs of the systems …

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The Key To Diversity: Opposites Attract

Opposites Attract The most important aspect of any ecosystem is diversity. It’s Not convenience, or beauty, or even difference; it’s systems that blend gradually and whose existence makes another system thrive until that system is ready to return the favor. Reflect on that. Mezzacello is built around an 18 month growing season. 18 moths is …

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What an Ecosystem Looks Like

What An Ecosystem Looks Like At Mezzacello we do not city garden. City water is used for cooking, sewage, and RARELY for watering delicate plants in the height of summer. Even then we collect rainwater and use that when we do need water. That is the essence of an ecosystem: #Sustainability It surprises a lot …

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Patient People with a Purpose for Place

Patient People with a Purpose for Place Mezzacello is a private garden, homestead, Learning Lab for biochemistry, agriculture, robotics and technology integration for agriculture and sustainability. It is also a labor of love and our home. We knew from the start that we wanted a place that allowed the pair of us to explore our …

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Spinning Plates in the Gardens

Spinning Plates in the Gardens Late summer at Mezzacello. I was admiring late summer late morning view of the garden as it stands. As you can see, we quite often get out of shape, so we’re getting ready to hit some problems that sorely need attention. It’s like a circus act where the juggler is …

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