Project Martian

Sustainable Food Security at Mezzacello Across Ohio

Sustainable Food Security at Mezzacello Across Ohio If you are following this blog, you know I am committed to sustainability. I am also committed to being unafraid of failure; I persist. I have known since day one I knew nothing about this topic, but I have a passion and a real-world need to master it. …

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The Gardens of Mezzacello From a Raccoon’s Point of View

The Gardens of Mezzacello From a Raccoon’s Point of View I am always curious about what I don’t know or can’t see. I am always looking down at Mezzacello from my office window, or the window on the landing of the steps that lead down into the kitchen. Both of those windows face south and …

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The Launch of Mezzacello 2.0

Mezzacello is evolving, again. More infrastructure, more technology, garden beds, and new outbuildings for livestock, tools and media. Here is a sneak peek at the urban farm a week before the launch of my Urban Ag Tech Camp with the Ohio Farm Bureau and the PAST Foundation. Stay tuned! There will be much more to …

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The Manure That Infected Mars

#ProjectMartian really worked well. Especially during the COVID19 isolation. Last year every bit of manure and green and brown for compost went through the #Bioreactor. I was mocked for using it. I was chastised for calling it that. But it did work. This year I used compost from the bioreactor in all of my 24 …

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Next Steps for Project Martian

With the success of Project Martian last summer, I am making plans to extend my research. Last summer was about optimizing yield and harvest ability of the selected crops. I am still doing well in my winter larder! This spring and summer will be about implementing technology and automation to extend my mission into other …

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