•March 19, 2016 • 2 Comments
February 12: Eliana admires wheat seedlings planted in flats. Protected in a cold frame, they grew to this size in only nine days.
February 28 & 29: Wheat seedlings have been transplanted into the garden, and protected from birds with bottomless tin cans. Drip irrigation is visible.
Late May: Harvesting wheat by cutting it close to the ground and tying in sheaves. Grain will cure in sunlight, protected from birds.
Students from United World College thresh wheat to music!
Winnowing the threshed grain with a fan.
580 square feet produced the 4.5 pounds of kamut wheat you see on the right. As I continue to build the soil, the yield increases. In addition to the wheat itself, growing grains improves the soil and provides a large quantity of straw (biomass) for compost.
•February 12, 2016 • 2 Comments
Marcia was invited to present a program about Ransom Ranch at the 2016 United World College USA Conference on Climate Change and Energy Initiatives. More details about the conference here.
“The Castle” at United World College, USA
Students learning the principles of the arch, vault, and dome, and taking a ‘virtual tour’ of Ransom Ranch.
Illustrating how being an artist can help in planning and design.
Illustrating Marcia’s start in farming and gardening in the mid-1970s, here sorting dates in the field, 1975
Our leased date grove, 1975
Marcia, her goats and garden by an orange orchard, Coachella Valley, CA, 1976
•February 12, 2016 • Leave a Comment
For info about our monthly Open House Potluck at Ransom Ranch see our Visiting page.
Good turnout of friends and newcomers, folks interested in building, young and old
Sharing pictures on the iPad inside the dome