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A Stroll Through the Sharestead Food Forest with Jared Williams

by Margot Dougherty Before entering his Saugerties food forest, Jared Williams, founder of FutureFruits permaculture design, may introduce you with a melody on his drone flute. It’s a sign of respect, he explains, alerting the plants within that a newcomer’s on the threshold. The sounds from the double-barreled woodwind, believed to be of ancient Meso-American […]

Getting into the Dirt with Rudy McEntire

Sky-high squash, homegrown worms and hügelkultur highlight a garden gone wonderfully wild. In the spring of 2019 we visited our new Rhinecliff neighbor Rudy McEntire, recently arrived from the West Coast. Interested in growing food on his expansive sunny lawn, he enlisted Backyard to Table to install two raised garden beds. Rudy’s experience with gardening […]

Seedy Business

The Morton Seed Library Garden is greeting spring with new compost, bamboo trellises for beans, crop rotation and the merciless banishment of weeds. This year we’ll be replanting old friends—Sammataro pole beans, All Stars kale, mixed lettuces, and arugula. We’ve got newcomers, too. Look forward to seeds from Provider bush beans, echinacea and Genovese basil […]

Rhinecliff Sustainability Series Continues With Exciting Fall Line-up

Backyard to Table continues to partner with Morton Memorial Library to program the monthly speaker series on topics related to sustainability. Join us for two upcoming presentations, both by Kim Eierman, a Horticulturist specializing in ecological landscapes and native plants as well as founder of Eco-Beneficial. Wednesday, October 16th @ 6:30 PM, “Replacing the Green […]