What is Good Compost?

By John Wallace, SIFT Farm Manager Compost made on the SIFT farm. Photo: NCAT Not all compost is created equally. Just because something can be decomposed does not make it the best amendment for your soil. A high-quality compost is full of… more »
Posted on: October 14th, 2019

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Cilantro vs Parsley in Butte

By John Wallace, SIFT Farm Manager Italian flat leaf parsley growing in our high tunnel in August. Photo: NCAT I love using fresh herbs in my cooking. In fact, all I tend to grow at my house now are herbs. This is because they are easy to maintain and I… more »
Posted on: September 3rd, 2019

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Small Hydroponics Experiment Comparing Two Systems

By Andrew Coggins, NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Project Coordinator Hydroponics, aquaponics, and other forms of vegetable and fruit production based on soil-less systems have been around for many years. In November 2017, the NOSB (National Organic… more »
Posted on: July 29th, 2019

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It’s fun to stay at the...

By Victorian Tilley, AmeriCorps Member, SIFT Farm Educator ...YMCA! Each summer for the past several years, the National Center for Appropriate Technology has hosted kids from the YMCA Summer Camp program. Young ones kindergarten through 5th grade visit… more »
Posted on: July 3rd, 2019

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Emergence

By Victorian Tilley, AmeriCorps Member, SIFT Farm Educator Like a bear out of hibernation, it is time to seek out new opportunities and put action into intentions. Emerging out of a slow, sleepy state, I am ready for the new season. I know I am not the… more »
Posted on: April 30th, 2019

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