Swamped!

The February Floods are here! Despite the seemingly ever-rising tide that is inundating everything, the garden team is still hard at work in the field, seeding, planting, harvesting & hustling to keep the food flowing. In the previous storm about fourteen of the fiberglass roof panels were blown off the Shade House roof; luckily with…

winter bees

Matthew, NFF’s amazing Garden Tech, designed and had 3-D printed this bee feeder. (Click image for an intimate look at the feeding bees, be sure to click image again after it opens to zoom to high res.) More info and video from Matthew’s process coming next week!!   2017-01-20 UPDATE via Yotoen (Matthew) Please enjoy the short explanatory…

Farewell 2016

2016 May be ending, but our Winter garden is just getting started, take a look at what we’ve been up to: click on any image for high res                       It ends up what was sitting at the bottom of some massive compost heaps when I got…

Quinoa!

Temuco Quinoa – Grown on the Mendocino Coast! by Magnolia Barrett General Quinoa Facts The FAO of the UN declared 2013 the International Year of Quinoa and recognized its importance in global food security  In 1993, NASA asserted that quinoa comes as close as any singular plant or animal could to supplying all the “essential…

Beekeepers New Year’ s Eve – 12/21/2016

A Winter Solstice Celebration Benefit for Bee Bold Mendocino: the campaign to preserve bees in Mendocino County December 21, 2016 Dinner 6-7:30PM, Dance 7:30PM Caspar Community Center Tickets available at: Beekeeper’s New Years Eve Brown Paper Tickets #2716496 Harvest Market, Fort Bragg Out of This World, Mendocino To celebrate Beekeepers New Years Eve—a traditional name…

SEEDTray Internships!

We are still accepting applications for the paid internship with NFF!! FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM HERE Quick info: Upon completion of 80 hours of work, interns will receive a $400 stipend. Hours for the after-school internship are: Tuesday 3:30-5pm Wednesday 1-5pm Thursday 3:30-5pm Every day is different and so are peoples’ schedules, therefore…

Miraculous Chayote

by Matthew Richards I had the good fortune to attend a recent talk given by Linda Leitner the venerable head gardener at the Redwood Coast Senior Center; the topic of the talk being a remarkable perennial gourd thought to originate from Mesoamerica. It is known by many names throughout the world but “Chayote” (Sechium edule)…