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Monument Valley Road Construction Begins Week of 6/17

During the week the road will be limited to local traffic only between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.

NATURE’S TURN: Amazing grass

I have been richly rewarded as gardener and artist for sowing winter wheat – which requires warm soil – as soon as beds were prepared after onion harvests and, especially fascinating, the rye that followed cucurbits and beans.

NATURE’S TURN: Autumn palate

Our season with the high Sun is past. Autumn vegetables and flowers sustain us in the changing light and weather.

NATURE’S TURN: A full plate

Onions and potatoes, tomatoes and basil, cucumbers and kale, snap beans and zucchini fill dinner plates and overflow salad plates as the growing season peaks.

NATURE’S TURN: Twilight in the autumn garden

I’ve felt intimately engaged in carrying to maturity crops that I planted late in the growing season.

NATURE’S TURN: Marvels of a polyculture garden

I am dousing all bean and cucumber plants with collected rainwater to encourage production while warm weather prevails.

NATURE’S TURN: Goddess of the garden, flower of the woods

Plants grown for food as well as for pure pleasure leave much to give back to the ground at the end of their life cycles.

NATURE’S TURN: Intoxicating tree colors surround the autumn garden

Stored in a cool, dark location, green tomatoes ripen slowly and develop good flavor. Check often. I’ve enjoyed juicy Brandywines into early December.

NATURE’S TURN: Autumn – savor and seed the turn-of-the-season garden

We are fundamentally light farmers. Harvest as much sunlight energy as possible by having as much green leaf as possible — therefore as much of the year as possible.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.