Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Spring is here!

Here at Ray’s we have been doing quite a bit of research in anticipation of our new organic permaculture rooftop garden.  

Ray and some of the staff recently attended the Moses Organic Conference in La Crosse, WI. Some of the highlights were the bee and mushroom workshops, the talks on added

value, lean farming, and learning about companion planting* (which we are planning on using in our new rooftop garden). 

Some of the staff also attended the Good Food Festival right here in Chicago. It was wonderful to see various urban farms in action, and to connect with urban agriculture folks from all around. Leah particularly enjoyed walking around Metropolitan Farm, a large aquaponics greenhouse.



Fun Fact
*Native American planting method of x3 sisters = Corn, bean and squash.
Corn grows tall, beans use as a trellis and also provide nitrogen for soil. Squash covers the ground area to eliminate weeds and provide natural mulch.


That's all for now,

Leah

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