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"We must become the change we wish to see in the world." -Mahatma Ghandi
As we enter our 21st 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 2018
What's NEW for 2018
Consider working with us! Flexible arrangements!
March through October
Live-in opportunity also available
Details for 2018 at "Interns"
Upcoming Events 2018
February 24, Sat., 1-2:30 pm. Growing, Preparing and Using Medicinal Herbs, Millbrook Marsh Education Center, State College, PA. Info and Registration here.
September 17, Mon., 7:00 pm. Growing, Preparing and Using Medicinal Herbs, Mifflin County Garden Club, St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St, Lewistown, PA. October 16, 6:30-8 pm. Presentation to Bellefonte Garden Club on "Fall Gardening," Bellefonte, PA.
Garden Tours: A Saturday morning in May or June, 10 am to 12 noon. TBA, so Contact Us for details.
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.
1. Work share opportunity at Neo-Terra. See Interns page.
2. Questions & Answers 2017 (Find Questions & Answers
for previous years under "Growing Food" in main menu)
3. Updated Exemplary Biointensive Mini-Farms Around the
World -- Africa, Latin America, New Zealand, Russia,
Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, U.S.
4. Mini-workshops for 2018: 40 opportunities for local
gardeners to improve your food growing.
5. Updated Crop Yield Spreadsheet for 2017.
6. Medicinal Plants page: How to grow, harvest, prepare and
use medicinal herbs, focusing on Stephen Harrod Buhner's
Herbal Antibiotics and Herbal Antivirals. .
Below: Solar hot air collectors under construction
Below, left to right: Borage flowers, butterfly, assassin bug nymph, and spring Columbine flowers, all taken at Neo-Terra.