News from EarthDance

Feast Bid Dance: Farmers Formal ’14

by Jennifer Fleischmann on October 7, 2014

Farmers Formal, the EarthDance annual farm-raiser, is approaching fast! We have been hard at work preparing for the event, which will feature a fabulous locavore feast prepared with fresh EarthDance produce, local libations, live music, and a bumper crop of auction items. We hope you add this to your calendar: Farmers Formal: Benefit for EarthDance […]

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Note from the Founder

by Molly October 8, 2014

1. Sara Crile just announced that she and her husband have a contract on some farmland, the new home of their business, the Homestead Harvest. 2. Tom Townzen has applied to be a full-time apprentice next year at Live Springs Farm, a biodynamic livestock farm in Illinois. 3. Sara Fitzpatrick’s second graders at Halls Ferry […]

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Graduation

by Jennifer Fleischmann October 7, 2014

On Saturday, October 4th,  our 2014 EarthDance Farm & Garden Apprentices were honored with a special graduation ceremony at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Ferguson. Valedictorian Tom Townzen and Salutatorian Tiffany Foote delivered speeches about the knowledge and experience they have gained at EarthDance, and Assistant Farm Manager Matt Lebon performed an adapted version of […]

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A Greenhouse We Can Call Our Own

by Matt October 6, 2014

I am ecstatic to announce that on October 20th we start putting up our very own greenhouse!  Last fall we put up a 30’ x 96’ high tunnel which allows us to grow greens through the winter and get an extra early start in the spring on heat-loving crops like tomatoes.  While the greenhouse will […]

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Slow Down, Stinking Rose: The Garlic Project

by Becca Pace October 6, 2014

A Brief History of Garlic Garlic, or Allium sativum L, affectionately nicknamed the Stinking Rose, is one of the most widely used plants in the world. The aromatic bulb’s origins of usage can be traced back to central Asia 6 millenia ago and range from the culinary to the medicinal. Garlic was even a method […]

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