My First Garden
Understanding and Exploring the Role of Balance in Our Relationship with the Natural World is a critical 21st Century skill.
How We Discovered Mezzacello
The Origin Story of Mezzacello as told by Rick. Who would buy a property in the city and then adapt it completely to another use?
Why is it Called “Mezzacello”?
Rick and I had been searching for a house in Old Towne East (a downtown residential neighborhood in Columbus, OH) for a few years. We talked about what we wanted to do with a house, and what it would be…
Why “Poor Boys Have Poor Ways”?
This was our original inspiration for starting Mezzacello. We had vision, but no funds. Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson
Urban Farm, Urban Problems
Urban Farm, urban problems vandals, theft and working out the path of sustainability and ecosystems. We rebuild and keep working.
Beginning to Start to Commence
What do you do with two vacant lots a low budget, and big dreams. You build and plan! Oh and rebuild the house as well.
Practical Water Management
Water is one of the holy trinity of resources in an urban ecosystem, alongside biomass, and flora and fauna.
Compost, Soil Enrichment, and Garden Infrastructure
In place composting like you see in nature on the forest floor. A lasagna garden. That is this lesson.