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We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
As we enter our 25th season of biointensive minifarming, we strive to live more lightly on the Earth and to rebuild our health and the health of our ecosystems, keeping in mind the question: how can we be sure that we are on a healthy, regenerative path with our proposed methods and solutions?
How can we ensure that we are not further degrading our world and ourselves? At Neo-Terra we take our proposed methods and solutions as ongoing experiments, subject to assessment, improvement or overhaul as the results indicate!
Here you will find applications and case studies where we have sought to answer these questions, and occasions for you to join with us and try these out for yourselves.
Above: Biointensive mini-farm at Neo-Terra
Work Share & Internships 2021
What's NEW for 2021
Consider working with us! Flexible arrangements!
March through October
Details at "Interns"
Upcoming Events 2021
Garden Tours: June 15, 2021, 6:30 pm, hosting the Bellefonte Garden Club at Neo-Terra.
Mini Workshops for 2021: 40 opportunities for local
gardeners to improve your food growing.
Below: Preparing a section for biointensive planting of corn; hundreds of peas, beets and carrots are taking off in the late spring. The blue sticky trap in the center attracts the beet miner fly before it lays eggs.
Below: Liz, our intern, harvesting sweet potatoes in the fall.
1. Questions & Answers for 2019 topics from lectins in
foods, to tarps, greenhouse kits, growing tomatillos, sudan
grass as cover crop, and many others
2. Questions & Answers for 2020 topics from growing sweet
potatoes tp burdock, pruning black currants, repelling
raccoons, kale in a smoothie, deleterious effects of
nightshade family, and many others.
Questions and Answers from Previous Years
3. Pests and Diseases in your garden, and what to do about
4. Medicinal Plants page: How to grow, harvest, prepare and
use medicinal herbs, focusing on Stephen Harrod Buhner's
Herbal Antibiotics and Herbal Antivirals.
5. Updated Exemplary Biointensive Mini -Farms Around
the World -- Africa, Latin America, New Zealand, Russia,
Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, U.S.
6. Caloric and protein production spreadsheet for 2017 using
Grow Biointensive ®.
7. Drone tour of Longwood Gardens Conservatory
(slow to 0.5 speed -- more relaxing).
Below: Solar hot air collectors under construction
Above: Letting sweet potato slips put out roots
Left: kids from Mt. Nittany Charter School visiting to winnow seeds, sift compost, harvest buckwheat seeds, and clean mint to take home and make tea. Later they ate pawpaws.
Below, left to right: Borage flowers, butterfly, assassin bug nymph, and spring Columbine flowers, all taken at Neo-Terra.