Production Planning for the Beginner Farmer: Building Resiliency in the Event of a Zombie Apocalypse

October 31, 2012

By Tracy Sweely I’ll be the first to admit that I’m no expert when it comes to Zombies. In fact, I felt obliged to do a little cursory research before I started writing this and quickly realized that I didn’t even know the most basic information about them: what they eat. I knew they come […]

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Graduation Day for a Beginner Farmer

October 8, 2012

By Tracy Sweely I have been farming for four years. So I guess it makes sense that it’s time for my graduation from “Beginner Farmer” status, kind of like graduating from high school or a four-year Bachelors degree program. It’s not really apples to apples though; I’m inclined to believe the USDA categorization of the […]

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Site down-time

March 4, 2012

Some time Saturday morning the LandShareCo site was down for several hours due to a critical server outage with our new web host. This downtime also affected access to the Fantastic Farm & Garden Calculator. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. I chose our new web host based on very high user […]

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Landshare’s Web hosting Update

January 26, 2012

I just want to give everyone an update about the Landshare & Fantastic Farm and Garden Calculator website. We have moved the site to a new web host due to too much downtime with our old web host. The site now seems stable. However, we have noticed some minor glitches which we are looking into. […]

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New USDA Plant Hardiness Zones

January 26, 2012

The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones. While most gardeners and farmers have been aware of their specific growing zone, they […]

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Rainwater Harvesting Online Calculator

October 5, 2011

Brad Lancaster has this really nice rainwater harvesting calculator on his site. This is a great tool to help you learn how much water you can catch off your roof(s), and how much water your gardens needs.  While his some of figures relate to Arizona, with the proper info on your local rainfall, this calculator […]

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Down-time today

September 22, 2011

We apologize that the site was down for a while today.  We found the issue, and corrected it as soon as we could.

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Site updates

September 8, 2011

Sorry for it being a bit quiet here on the blog, but it has been one busy summer! I’m sure our Grow Your Own CSA Co-op members, and Fantastic Farm & Garden Calculator users have been busy this growing season as well. This site started because we heard a need to try to help connect […]

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Martin Crawford’s Forest Garden – Video

June 28, 2011

Adding a forest garden to your yard or farm is a great way to increase biodiversity while growing edible crops—where nature does most of the work. In this video, Martin Crawford takes on a tour of his forest garden, discussing the benefits of creating forest gardens. If the concept of forest gardens are of interest […]

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Is Your Soil Ready For Planting?

March 23, 2011

The key to raising healthy vegetables and herbs is by first starting with great soil. How do you know how good your soil is? A soil test is a good start. You can get your soil tested at a lab, which will give you a detailed analysis of the nutrients, and deficiencies in your soil. […]

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