Author: Amethyst Loscocco

2018: A Commitment to Trees

2018: A Commitment to Trees

Amma constantly emphasizes the importance of planting trees and helping to restore the balance of Mother Nature. She says, “Each family should grow trees and plants in their yard. Planting a tree is selfless service to society. Just as we enjoy the presence of trees […]

The Soil Food Web on the Farm

The Soil Food Web on the Farm

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_gallery admin_label=”Gallery” gallery_ids=”1097,1109,1108,1107,1106,1105,1103,1102,1110,1100,1099,1095″ fullwidth=”on” show_title_and_caption=”on” show_pagination=”on” background_layout=”light” auto=”on” hover_overlay_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0.9)” caption_all_caps=”off” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] [/et_pb_gallery][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] GreenFriends Farm was happy to host Dr. Elaine Ingham once again on February 29th-March 4th. Dr. Ingham is a world-renowned soil biologist […]

A Tree Planting Weekend

A Tree Planting Weekend

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2015 Achievements

2015 Achievements

2015 has been a very busy year here at the Farm. At the start of the year Common Vision and Green Friends Farm joined forces with Girl Guides and planted 64 trees in total. In March, NetApp also jumped in and helped us plant 49 […]

The Soil Food Web 2015

The Soil Food Web 2015

The Soil Food Web with Dr. Elaine Ingham April 13-17th, 2015   For the eighth year in a row, GreenFriends Farm hosted Dr. Elaine Ingham, a world renowned soil biologist, for a soil food web workshop. Participants came from around the country and from as […]

Tree Planting with NetApp

Tree Planting with NetApp

On March 4th, NetApp, a network data storage company, took some time away from their busy office to come volunteer their time in Amma’s Orchard on GreenFriends Farm. Twenty people climbed into the green hills to fill their afternoon with learning while making a difference.  As […]

First tree planting of 2015!

First tree planting of 2015!

  On January 31st, GreenFriends Farm was buzzing with activity. In the morning, an enthusiastic group of Girl Scouts, ages 6-10, climbed up the rolling green hills into the Maha orchard, and proceeded to get their hands dirty planting trees. They were met by the […]

Permaculture Practicum

Permaculture Practicum

GreenFriends Farm was proud to host a three-day Permaculture Practicum offered August 9-11. Participants gathered from around the country for the workshop, taught by the dynamic and engaging Darren Doherty. Doherty is internationally recognized as a leader and pioneer in permaculture and regenerative agriculture. He […]

Soil Food Web 2014 :The Soil is Alive!

Soil Food Web 2014 :The Soil is Alive!

                        Sixty heads bent over microscopes. People fiddled with knobs. The excitement was palpable as a window into the microscopic world was opened. At a prep station at the head of the room, people […]