2015 Season roaring to life!

It’s 2015 and everything is growing, including Morethana Farm. We are pleased to welcome Katy Craley to our management team.

We’ve doubled the amount of land tilled and are working to putting it into production. Here, Katy is checking the watering system for the first plants in the ground, squash transplants and corn seeds.

WePlanting Tomatoes‘ve expanded to include a partnership with another great organization, SAgE Farm. We teamed up with them to increase the manpower laying the foundation for their first high tunnel. They’ve come lend a helping hand with getting our tomatoes in the ground.

All told, the season is in full swing and looking to continue to grow.  Keep in touch with us here, or on our Facebook page to stay abreast of all the happenings on Morethana Farm.

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Special Event: Field Trials of Bio Char and Cover-Cropping, Oct 17-18

Come join us for a Special Event: Field Trials of Bio Char and Cover-Cropping

Friday, October 17th and Saturday, October 18th
Drop-in anytime, 10am – 4pm

Cover-cropping and amending soil is a common practice in sustainable agriculture. We will be constructing test plots to measure Bio Char and Compost vs Agricultural Lime in our cover cropping system.

Actively participate by tilling-in soil amendments, hand-sewing vetch/rye/pea/buckwheat seed mix, and spreading a mulch of reed canary grass.

Learn about Bio Char and cover-crop practices

Preparing rows and transplant lettuce and kale for our food bank program.

Dress warmly and prepare for any weather. Bring gloves, water and a bag lunch.

Hot beverages provided!

Tell your friends and bring them along! See you there!

Join Art Donnelly of SeaChar for a Reception in Tacoma and Demo at the Farm August 8-9

Join us for a reception and talk with Art Donnelly of SeaChar on August 8 in Tacoma. Art will be discussing his work with biochar in Costa Rica and at Morethana Farm on August 8.

On August 9 at noon, Art will be at 21 Acres for a to demonstration of biochar kilns, biochar processing, and biochar application. Please contact David McInturff for more info on both events.

BioChar Production & Application Class

Biochar July 13 Event Flyer

Art Donnelly of Seattle Biochar Working Group is teaching a one day class on the principles and practice of biochar production. Students will receive hands-on experience with our 55 gallon J/RO kilns and will perform several burns.
The afternoon session will include biochar sieving, inoculation, and instruction on how to apply it in soil.
Students should bring a sturdy pair of leather gloves and pack their own lunch. Students are also encouraged to bring some of their own dry feedstock with which to experiment.

Contact David McInturff (mcntrff@gmail.com) or Art Donnelly (art.donnelly@seachar.org) to register.