This year I was lucky enough to receive a scholarship to attend the Eco Farm Conference at Asilomar in Pacific Grove. The conference is held at such a beautiful State Park. Some of my favorite speakers I saw were Sandor Katz, famous fermenter and Bill Olkowski; entomologist and local legend in Berkeley. Both of whom have new books [...]
Here are some photos from our first harvest. It has been a beautiful learning experience. What stuck with me the most at the end of the process is that good honey is the result of a hives healthy relationship with nature and the process of getting it from the comb to the table is one [...]
For years now, I have heard about and seen others grow the three sisters guild and now I am going to plant the corn, beans and squash that make up the guild. This combination of Native American crops aid and nourish each other . What I have learned about the guild is that [...]
I have been helping out at Merritt College over the last few months starting seeds for the plant sale held on May 5th! Come get some beautiful plants of all kinds and support their wonderful horticulture program.
Check out their website for more details.
This morning on my run I found thousands of snails in the neighborhood. The best time to find snails is before the sun comes up and during the wet season. Snails can devour your garden in no time. I collect the snails and feed them to my chickens. The chickens are a bit hesitant [...]
This is our coop in progress. We have been working on it for about a month when Carl and I have time off together. We looked at a bunch of designs and decided on this “lean to” model. There is a trap door in the floor leading to an enclosed run if we leave [...]
This past week Carl and I took a Greywater Installers Course and got certified to design and install greywater systems for the Laundry to landscape and branched drain systems. Now we can help you cut down on your water bills and minimize water needs for the state of California. Take a look at some [...]
The rains have returned to the Bay Area and given that it’s a dry La Niña year we are lucky to have all the moisture we can get. Here at the Little Acre we would like to remind everyone to remember to turn your sprinklers off and conserve water while it’s falling [...]
Happy New Year and New Moon from Natalie and Carl. We are currently working on building this site and getting organized. Check back for more information about The Little Acre or check out the contact page to get ahold of Natalie and get your garden started today!