homesteading, local food & food justice, organic farm, permaculture

Violets

violets in the sun

Violets are everywhere, especially in the old compost pile, and we are eating them in salads and drinking them in tea for their vitamin C, purple, and sheer joy. Our resident herbalist, Anna, has been making an extraordinary COVID-19-resisting immunity-boosting elixir, an elderberry syrup with other immune- and lung-supporting herbs. When the violets popped up their sweet little heads, they got added to the mix. And yesterday, Tim started the first batch of my favorite kombucha of the year–the ever-ephemeral fresh violet flavor.

Harvest before you weed, is our mantra here as we prepare the beds that have been too sodden to work, and finish getting the early crops in. Tatsoi and bok choy are so happy to be in the ground!

tatsoi and bokchoy

 

Community life, cooperative ownership, Events @ Listening Tree, homesteading, organic farm, permaculture, transition

Last potluck of the year *and* National Solar Tour

IMG_0712The last of our open-house potlucks for 2019 is Oct. 5, 4-8 pm. Please come if you are interested in living and/or farming here, or just to connect, stay in touch, enjoy the farms and home, and hear more about what we are doing. Please call (401)710-9784 to RSVP.

During that weekend, homes and other solar installations around the country will open their doors for people to see, get inspired, and learn more about what it takes, what it looks like, and just what it’s like to live solar. So we’ve added this open house to the National Solar Tour, so there will be more emphasis on the solar, energy efficiency & conservation, and carbon farming aspects of life at Listening Tree.

If you are interested in Listening Tree Co-op owner-membership,  but the Oct. 5 date doesn’t work for you, please call to arrange a tour at another time.