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Local Food, Music, Workshops, & More at High Mowing Field Day

Join us this Sunday, August 24th for the annual High Mowing Field Day, our fun-filled open house marking the height of the growing season! Learn something new at our workshops, tour the beautiful Trials & Showcase fields, satisfy your soul … Continue reading

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Win a Winter Garden Collection from High Mowing Organic Seeds!

Sometimes in the midst of the summer farm and garden abundance, it’s hard to remember to plan ahead for the fall and winter months. A little planning now can help you make that abundance last long into the winter–so we’re … Continue reading

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Easy Seed Saving for Everyone

In the northern reaches of the country we are just starting to see the first ripe tomatoes rolling in. Very soon there will be not only red but purple, yellow, orange, green, striped, white, long, fuzzy, and flattened tomatoes ready … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Hillside Farming

Katie Spring owns and operates Good Heart Farmstead with her husband Edge Fuentes in Worcester, VT. Prime agricultural soils are often found in flood-plain, where the land is nutrient-rich and fertile. Hillsides, in contrast, can bring a range of challenges … Continue reading

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An Oasis in the Desert: Succeeding with Dry Climate Agriculture

A cross-country road trip reveals some remarkable things about America. Across the continent the vast differences in culture are evident in the range of clothing styles, food preferences, accents, vehicles, and dwellings; in our music, art, politics, and economic stability. … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with My Garden? Part 1: How to Manage Common Insect Pests

Nearly everyone who’s gardened for a season or two has experienced that moment of shock when, upon entering the garden, one first lays eyes on a squadron of cucumber beetles happily chomping away on the squash plants. After the shock … Continue reading

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Software Review – AgSquared for Organic Farmers

Diversified organic farmers must contend with many unique challenges – rapidly changing markets, unpredictable weather events, and the complexity of working with rather than against ecology, to name just a few. But of all the difficulties organic farmers face, one … Continue reading

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Budget Seed Starting on a Small Farm

Late winter brings farmers out of the seed catalogs and into seed houses.  As greenhouses are heated, potting soil spread into trays, and seeds placed in each cell, excitement mounts for the coming season and all its possibilities.  For many … Continue reading

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Dream Garden on Pinterest Contest!

Win a $75 gift certificate to High Mowing Organic Seeds! This contest has ended – congratulations to Adrienne! Thank you to everyone who participated! Half the fun of having a garden is planning the garden during those long cold winter … Continue reading

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Making Your Farm Accessible to Low-Income Customers

In the spring of 2010, with one season of farming under my belt and the travel bug planted inside me, I moved to Alaska to work as a School Garden Supervisor for Calypso Farm and Ecology Center.  My job was … Continue reading

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