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Ag Refrain Part III

I’ve learned that first of all, that being present in the field (the field in this case being the land around me), becoming aware of what is really happening, being quiet and listening, watching, and engaging all of my senses … Continue reading

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Ag Refrain Part I

This land is marginal for growing and somewhat less marginal for raising a few stock animals. A gardener/farmer can be somewhat more productive in the short run by employing chemical tactics. A very mindful intensive gardener/farmer or rancher may be … Continue reading

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Eco-Art

Eco-art  is an enormously varied genre,  with artists working in tandem with the natural world to produce meaningful projects that may be temporary or more permanent.  We might think of Paleolithic cave painters and rock artists as eco-artists since their … Continue reading

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The Learning Collaborative

The Rainshadow Farm Collaborative Group began forming around the farm in November, 2010, as a collaborative curriculum planning group for local farm pedagogy. Within less than a year, the group became a support for the farm and a community group … Continue reading

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Small Beginnings

A young man, a small-scale Mojave Desert rancher in his thirties, often says “farm talk is the great leveler.” He feels that the elemental nature of the farming and gardening experience is a way to overcome difficulties of all kinds. … Continue reading

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Renewal

It’s time to begin updating this blog. Much is happening both on the farm and off. I will be uploading a piece about unschooling with ADD/ADHD, an updated version soon. But it is time for more farm talk and ecological … Continue reading

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Rainshadow Farm Photographs

We are in the process of updating our photos. Currently most of the Rainshadow Farm photographs are located at http://turquoisemoon.deviantart.com/gallery/

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