Fear, Necessity, Economics, Reason, and the Future

Why Food is Such an Important Resource and the Nourish Learning Lab Important things in life are rarely ever motivated by just one thing; it’s usually a constellation of things. That is nature’s way as well. People ask me all the time why I am so dedicated to Urban Farming and living as ecologically stable …

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Pondergeist

I am still working my tail off getting the aquatic ecosystem at Mezzacello stabilized. Between the relentless algae, the fish wastes, the duck wastes, the duck feathers, the constant sunlight, and the addition of the new biofilter pump system, I have been on the disaster bus. I’ve faced massive fish die offs, the ducks ate …

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Twenty-First Century Realities to Restoration

Mezzacello is a risk and a labor of love. But she started as an abandoned parcel, with all the sordid history. For the past four years, we have worked tirelessly to renovate the house and grounds here at Mezzacello. We can’t ever forget what we inherited in 2014 when we bought the dilapidated house (she …

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Too Much Nitrogen, Not Enough Nutrients

Urban farming is a journey you take through trial and error. By its very nature it is a study of contrasts; the built environment becomes the abundant life giving environment. I’ve read all my farming books. I’ve studied Thomas Jefferson’s journals. I’ve even conducted tests and experiments. I really thought I had found the perfect …

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