Category Archives: Agriculture

Sustainable Living Skills Spring Class Series!

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The White Oak Organism – By Stephanie Magoon

A lot of words can be used to refer to White Oak, but I continually find that many of these terms fall short of doing justice to the scope and multidimensionality that creates this incredible place. It assuredly is a … Continue reading

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Permaculture Design Course March 2016!

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2015 Year in Review

Once again the rains have returned to the hills and valleys of southern Oregon, blessing us with crystal clear air, vibrant fall colors and trickling springs and streams. Perhaps due to my northwest roots, I never lose appreciation for a … Continue reading

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How to prepare a garden bed (the french bio-intensive method)

Spring is here, the ground is thawing, and all the seeds and seedlings are asking to be put into the ground. The problem is how do you properly get the soil ready to receive the plants, so that they grow … Continue reading

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Market Season

The rain finally stopped last week, and our crops are even happier than we are over all the sun we’ve had lately. Last Monday was our first Farmer’s Market of the season here in Williams. It was a slow market … Continue reading

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Structural

Hah! Two posts in one day! The relative quiet here on the blog should clue you in to the fact that things are getting busy around here. Nothing anyone could write would be able to capture the sheer volume of … Continue reading

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Blooming

The farm is alive with Spring. As we move about the farm preparing for the season, there is flurry of growth followed quickly by the frantic buzzing of insects. The fruit trees are blossoming here at White Oak, with fragrant … Continue reading

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May Critter Update

Halfway through May, the lambs are over two months old, Molly’s kids are a month and half old, and Tillia’s a month. It’s an appropriate time to check in on the little babes and see how they’re coming along: The … Continue reading

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Transplanting

It seems the rain heard our complaints and decided May first would be a good day to quit for a while. Last week we caught up on the boatloads of planting that we’d been saving for warmer periods. Yesterday the … Continue reading

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