The Field

We’re making progress with the raised beds, only one more to go.  So far we’ve planted a variety of potatoes, lentils, kale, kale, and more kale, peas, nasturtiums, oregano, basil, thyme, chamomile, bok choy, arugula, chard, a variety of lettuces, radishes, carrots, tons of onions, red, blue, yellow corn, and probably some others.  To think the EcoRanch got started in September on the property and in under a year it looks like this:

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Thanks to all the volunteers and school groups who help on different projects, share stories, and help teach each other.

Cedar, a summer intern from NAU in the Env Studies program is working on installing a grey water system from the washing machine that will help irrigate the berms in front which can then be used to plant.

Alicia and Sam interns in Env Studies and Biology at NAU are collaborating on developing a root cellar at the EcoRanch.  With all the potatoes, onions, carrots we will be growing, we hope to store some for the winter.

As June slowly approaches we should be getting out Kickstarter incentives and installing the rain catchment system and outdoor shower.  We’ll keep posting more photos!

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Beds 1 and 2

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Bed 5 – planted with corn and kale. Beans, squash, eggplant to come.

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Apple trees around the water barrel to help with microclimate.

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Hoop house with 3 types of kale

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Asparagus

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