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The BioReactor Martian Soil Update

The BioReactor Martian Soil Update This is the BioReactor Martian Soil Update. If you are following my journey here at Mezzacello you may know what the bioreactor project and ProjectMartian are all about. In short, these are not traditional garden beds. They are excavated beds .81m x 1.82m and .30m (32″ x 72″ x 18″) …

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The BioReactor Martian Soil Update

Foodist: Toasted Pearl Couscous, Butternut Squash and Cranberries

Toasted Pearl Couscous with Butternut Squash and  Cranberries This is another great fall recipe! This toasted Pearl Couscous with Butternut Squash and  Cranberries has so many ingredients right from the garden! Toasting pearl couscous before cooking it with liquid brings out the pasta’s wheat nutty notes and an enticing aroma. The unique thing about this recipe is …

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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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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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