Archive for the ‘Organic Gardening’ Category

Uglier Fruit, Healthier Food

powderymilf3An open secret in the grocery business is that vast amounts of perfectly fine produce is thrown away every day because it does not conform to strict visual guidelines, or in other words, is unsellable. It could be a pear that’s too small, an apple that got bruised, or an overripe banana.

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Before and After Lemon: The Green Grape Juice (alias Verjuice)

We have to pick grapes nowadays (in the middle and at the end of July), because when they start ripening, it is too late. Red grapes have to be picked before the colour changes, and white ones before lightening, when they already have enough juice.

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Oxen Ploughed Land

You may watch a short film on ploughing in Krishna Valley. It is a 12-minute footage on sustainable agriculture worth to see it once in live… Read the rest of this entry »

To Sow or Not to Sow in Winter Spring? Answer to Another Reader’s Question.

I thought it is worth giving a detailed answer to our reader’s timely question, which I reckon may sound interesting to many of us.


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To Dig or Not to Dig? Answer to a Reader’s Question.

A few days ago I got a letter from a friend of ours, a loyal reader of our website. The question was: “Do you always dig your garden? Which side do you take in the debate on whether to dig or not to dig?” The up-to-dateness of the question inspired me to come up with a thorough answer. Here I would like to share with you the essence of our correspondence.

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Harvesting Festival

This year residents of the eco-village Visnyeszéplak and people from the homestead region of Ópusztaszer have also participated in the harvesting festival of Krishna Valley. Mostly the mower pulled by oxen attracted the people of other eco-villages. Therefore, besides the scythe one could also get some experience how oxen and men work together.

The two groups of Ópusztaszer and Visnyeszéplak did the best scything; the stubble they left behind was the nicest. 🙂

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Organic Gardening

The Eco Valley programme has a wide range of activities related to organic farming (mostly vegetable, fruit and flower gardening), community self-suffieciency, and provides answers to questions about the theory and practical experience of sustainable agriculture. Read the rest of this entry »


The 2010 Sustainability Conference financed by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund co-financed.