Our April speaker will be Adam Turtle, operator and owner of EARTH ADVOCATES RESEARCH FARM. Adam & his wife Sue use an agro ecological approach. As an ‘’off grid subsistence farmer’’ and ethnobotanist they have been researching experimenting with temperate bamboo species and forms appropriate for Middle Tennessee since 1979.
Soil building, water management and microclimates are significant aspects of their research focus. Recently they have explored little know potential food crops – eatable landscape planting.
Adam’s newest passion is breeding Tree Peonies which he calls food for the spirit
At Earth Advocates Research Farm we are researching candidate plant species, evaluating plant assemblages and exploring cultural techniques and strategies all toward developing sustainable, regenerative ways (i.e. low input) of stewarding our home planet.
EARTH ADVOCATES Open Garden Day is coming up on Sunday, April 2.
Earth Advocates Research Farm
'Our' Bamboo Nursery
30 Myers Road
Summertown, TN 38483-7323
108 Clear LARGE soda plastic bottles needed-
Junior Master Gardener Camp needs the clear empty LARGE SODA plastic bottles for a camp craft project.
WEATHER'TOPIA ! will be the 2017 them. The summer camp will be held at the Williamson County Agriculture Center on June 6th through June 9th from 9am - 12:15. The camp is open for children 6 -11 years old.
In addition to the 108 LARGE PLASTIC SODA -(clear bottle) plastic bottles the craft committee also needs 120+ large caps from milk/ juice bottles. Please bring your LARGE CLEAR soda bottles and LARGE milk / juice bottle caps to the April membership meeting.