Danielle Baker

Grow For It!: Starting a vermiculture program

I have been worm composting (vermi-composting) for more than 12 years now and it brings me great joy. My goal is that this article will inspire you to try it, create an understanding that it is not difficult to do but that it requires patience and in some cases courage. I have fun using worm […]

Grow For It!: How to start a beehive

For the last five springs, I have worked on a bee farm as a grafter. I use special bee frames to remove the very small larvae with a tool. When the larvae are put into single cells, worker bees put beeswax around each queen. After they grow, the valuable queens are sucked out of their […]

Grow For It!: Row covers: Helping to grow your own food year round

We are having record warm temperatures for winter this year and a drought. In Northern California we didn’t have the snowy Christmas that we may have expected, while the rest of the country was having record cold and snow. During the late fall it was record cold temperatures, even my potatoes froze all the way […]

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