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More Webinars and Trainings We Recommend

High Tunnels Webinar April 26 2:00pm – 3:00pm (Eastern Time) Online Webinar Registration Information Here Participants will learn about techniques used in high tunnel cropping systems to address issues with salinity, nutrient management, and pest management. For more information and to view the event online you can visit the event page here.   Healthy Soils Initiative [...]

Mustard Seed Meal in the Orchard

  Apple orchards along the Washington by-ways In the past Bill Piexoto used to tell people that he could no longer plant new apple trees in his orchard – until, that is, he found out about mustard seed meal. Orchard soils, in the process of maintaining healthy trees over time, become imbalanced and often cannot [...]

Loving Summer’s Bounty

  Charentais and Yellow Honeydew That’s one way to greet your favorite food – give it a hug. This works better with melons than a lot of other fruits like, well, raspberries. Last week when I was delivering an order of cover crop seed to one of our favorite farmers – Anthony Perry – he [...]

Aug 19 ASD Event Invitation

Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation (ASD) Update  — Spanish translation below Últimas Noticias Sobre la Desinfestación Anaeróbica de Suelos (ASD)   Farm Fuel Inc. was awarded a three-year grant from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation in 2013 to promote the implementation of ASD (Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation) among strawberry and caneberry growers throughout the state. You are [...]

Results for Mustard Meal Soil Amendment at High Ground Organics Farm

According to Steve Pedersen of High Ground Organics, his carrots and beets have never been better. He credits Pescadero Gold Mustard Meal Fertilizer with creating the right environment underground for these root crops to thrive. Judging by the flavor, he’s right! I bought these gorgeous bunches at the Redman House Farmstand last Thursday afternoon. We [...]

Time is Short — Farm Fuel Campaign

For a completely up-to-date description of the fine work at Farm Fuel, please visit our Indiegogo campaign site, and join us!   (Click the Pic)

New Harris General Store — The Place Aquila Calls Home

  For a completely unique shopping experience, I recommend finding your way to the New Harris General Store east of Garberville in Humboldt County. Owner Rob Gellman stocks a little bit of everything from candy bars to plumbing fixtures to 1-ton pallets of compost and miles of irrigation hose. Gellman took over the store with [...]

Today’s the Day at Pie Ranch!!

  Have Your Pie and Healthy Soil Too! Saturday, March 29, 1:00 – 5:00 pm 2014 Fundraising Kick-Off for Farm Fuel at Pie Ranch Pie Ranch and Farm Fuel, two visionary organizations championing solutions for farmers, are joining forces to host a fun educational afternoon on the farm Saturday, March 29, from 1:00 to 5:00 [...]

Drought Relief News – Reimbursement for Cover Crop Seed

Farm Fuel Inc has Pacific Gold and Ida Gold cover crop seed in stock. Call us: 831-763-3950 A 25-lb bag ($100) will cover approximately 1.5 acres Contact Richard Casale, Santa Cruz County Rep, NCRS, to fill out reimbursement application before March 3: 831-475-1967 Richard.casale@ca.usda.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                 [...]

The ABCs of ASD on eOrganic

  Join eOrganic for a new webinar on Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation by Carol Shennan and Joji Muramoto of the University of California Santa Cruz. The webinar is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required. The webinar takes place on February 18, 2014 at 3:30PM Eastern Time (2:30PM Central, 1:30PM Mountain, 12:30PM [...]