•September 22, 2016 • Leave a Comment
Howdy Friends! We’ve been working really hard putting this crowdfunding campaign together. Please take the time to read (CLICK HERE for our GoFundMe page) and watch the video so you can see what we’ve been up to. – Marcia
Please share this 30-day campaign with your friends on Facebook and forward to anyone who you think would be interested in our project.
•August 30, 2016 • Leave a Comment
Dissecting seeds/flowers at Seed Saving workshop.
Separating cotton from its seeds at Tucson’s Native Seed Search workshop.
Learn more at http://www.nativeseeds.org/
•March 19, 2016 • 2 Comments
February 12: Eliana admires wheat seedlings planted in flats. Protected in a cold frame, they grew to this size in only nine days.
February 28 & 29: Wheat seedlings have been transplanted into the garden, and protected from birds with bottomless tin cans. Drip irrigation is visible.
Late May: Harvesting wheat by cutting it close to the ground and tying in sheaves. Grain will cure in sunlight, protected from birds.
Students from United World College thresh wheat to music!
Winnowing the threshed grain with a fan.
580 square feet produced the 4.5 pounds of kamut wheat you see on the right. As I continue to build the soil, the yield increases. In addition to the wheat itself, growing grains improves the soil and provides a large quantity of straw (biomass) for compost.
•February 12, 2016 • 2 Comments
Marcia was invited to present a program about Ransom Ranch at the 2016 United World College USA Conference on Climate Change and Energy Initiatives. More details about the conference here.
“The Castle” at United World College, USA
Students learning the principles of the arch, vault, and dome, and taking a ‘virtual tour’ of Ransom Ranch.
Illustrating how being an artist can help in planning and design.
Illustrating Marcia’s start in farming and gardening in the mid-1970s, here sorting dates in the field, 1975
Our leased date grove, 1975
Marcia, her goats and garden by an orange orchard, Coachella Valley, CA, 1976