News from EarthDance

Rainscaping refers to strategies to keep storm water on your landscape in cisterns and barrels and ponds, or in the soil, rather than allowing it to run into the streets and sewers.  Storm runoff carries pollutants like oil, trash, fertilizers and pesticides into our fresh water, and sometimes overwhelms our dual use sewer system (translation: […]

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The Weed Battle

by Monica Pless July 21, 2014

Two weeks ago, I was worried. Our mower had broken, the foxtail grass was as tall as I was, with big bundles of seed just about to drop all over the fields, and we were going on weekly cabbage hunts on the south end of the field. I was always shocked to find the cabbages […]

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The First of Seven Generations

by Matt July 21, 2014

Thus far, 2014 being a wonderful year at the farm– not only in the production fields, but in our Seven Generations Garden as well. Amidst much anticipation, this has been the first year in which we’ve integrated a gardening component to our flagship apprenticeship program: now named the Farm and Garden Apprenticeship. While in the […]

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Meet Alan Prater, EarthDance Media Intern!

by Rachel July 9, 2014

Alan is passionate about all things design. He attended college at Truman State University, in Kirksville, Missouri, where he received his BFA in Visual Communication. Alan was not very keen about farming before college, however, after taking an agriculture science class he began to think it was actually pretty cool. Aside from freelance graphic design […]

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Pesto Festo 2014

by Rachel July 7, 2014

Ready for some healthy competition at the local farmers market? On Saturday, August 2nd, EarthDance will again host Pesto Festo at the Ferguson Farmers Market (20 S. Florissant Rd).  The event will feature pesto cooking demos and samples, a kids activity, and the return of the annual pesto cook-off! Pesto Cooking Contest Guidelines: This contest is for […]

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Youth on the Farm

by Rachel July 7, 2014

It has been an amazing new adventure for EarthDance staff to see and participate in the fulfillment of one of our long-standing goals for the organization: welcoming youth to the farm for intergenerational learning. 2014 marked the start of some amazing partnerships and programs that have enlivened the EarthDance Organic Farm School Campus. Young people […]

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