Entries by Dayna Reggero

spring gardening

This year, we planted so many seeds! Chard, spinach, arugula, beans, corn and more. Spring is here. Fruit trees are blooming and tomato starters are thriving. Digging in the dirt, mixing compost and planting new beds. We are creating tiered beds on the mountain, and transferred a bunch of strawberries to the new beds – […]

accelerating appalachia

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hickory nut gap farm

Today, I toured Hickory Nut Gap Farm and spent time with cows, pigs and chickens. Plus, blackberry and blueberry bushes and a new apple orchard. Spring is here and farms are starting to get busy. I am trying to find humane and sustainable options for people who eat animals. This place has a great energy.

organic growers school conference

From backyard chickens to commercial farming to agroforestry to healthy soil and more, the Organic Growers School Spring Conference in Asheville offered a diverse mix of opportunities. Gordon Smith and I facilitated a conversation about local food policy. Learn more about the Asheville-Buncombe Food Policy Council and the Food Action Plan. @gordondsmith March 9 @daynareggero […]

buttermilk falls spa in hudson valley new york

Sometimes it is nice to spend a day at the spa, especially if llamas live there! I love the organic facial at Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa. Plan to spend a bit of extra time for walking around the farm and enjoying views of the Hudson River. What is your favorite eco-friendly spa?

raised bed bell peppers

Green bell peppers were some of the first seeds we planted in the raised bed. The plant did really well – lots of peppers were harvested! I tried to keep the seeds. First time planting seeds and first time keeping seeds. We’ll see what happens when I plant them this year. Do you save seeds?

homegrown watermelon

Last summer, we picked up a small organic starter plant at the local farmers market and planted it in the raised bed. It grew so fast and took over! We had no idea when to harvest the fruit, and waited for the watermelon to grow a little bigger than the size of a basketball with […]