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Up date at Green Angel

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Summer is supposed to be over yet 80’s today belies that.  All in all a great summer with great wwoofers and interns.  New poly film on the big greenhouse and new covers on the geodesic dome seams will prepare us for winters offerings.  I can’t say enough about the great young people who have graced Green Angel with their spirit and loving light.  May your garden grow with love and light.  Blessings, Larkin

 

 

Warm Greetings from Green Angel Gardens!

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

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As we give gratitude to the universe for the wonderful summer up here in Long Beach, we happily explore the transitionary time of fall. Here at Green Angel Gardens, we’ve begun to harvest old friends like parsley, Lacinato kale and beautiful tomatoes amongst other plant spirits. We’re currently coming to you live from the main house as a group of four excited, enthusiastic WWOOFers and interns. Presently we are: Annamarie and Garrett, a delightful couple from Kansas City, Emma Jane from Las Vegas, NV, and Sarah all the way across the great wide Atlantic from Germany. Each of us will be intermittently taking turns posting about daily life here at the gardens with personal stories and impressions.

 

Lots of excitement is in the air as the leaves begin to fall. We’re steppin’ into sustainability by learning about solar composting toilets, solar water heaters, and general BioIntensive farming practices. We are theorizing a hydroponic water filter system for Bucky, our beloved geodesic dome as well as riggin’ up a rain water catchment system for our chickens (or the “buck-bucks” as Anna adoringly refers to them).

 

Stay updated with Chicken Scratch to hear about our upcoming cranberry harvesting extravaganza, crazy quirky personal anecdotes, German words of the day, delicious food recipes, and even an adventure with a potential sustainably sourced kite! 

 

Take care, stay conscious and centered!

the Green Angel Guardians 

Banks continue crazy offerings

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Visit the Farm Videos are now up

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Some of the many videos that have been done recently are now posted on our web page.  Look under  Visit the Farm to access them.

Visiting the farm now are two videographers, Travis and Morgan of EcoJaunt.  They specialize in doing videos of “how to” make life better on planet Earth.  Take a look!

Have been harvesting 15-20 lbs of salad mix per week for several weeks now.  Our CSA boxes have benefited from them and the Blue Schorcher Bakery and Cafe in Astoria has been using them too!  Today is 4th of July,  Enjoy  Larkin

Earth Day at Green Angel Gardens

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

A poem I wrote right before Terralar my daughter was born had this line:

From our Mother we have received and to her we must give.  Then, then, from this giving we shall have everlasting peace.

Send some loving light to our Earth today and every day!  Blessings, Larkin

Earth on Earth Day 2011

WOOFING helps out all year here

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

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What a great year it has been for volunteers here at Green Angel Gardens.  Most recently two graduates from Chicago helped out with the added bonus of being musically inclined too so we jammed a bit too.  MacKenzie and Austin were a great help and MacKenzie left some great cookies to tide me over.  In future blogs I’ll feature some of the wonderful folks who have helped this year.  Volunteering on local farms helps beyond measure, so if you get the chance or rather make it happen, volunteer on a local farm!  Meanwhile enjoy some of the photos here.

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Kalyn from Washington

Kalyn from Washington

A couple from England!  Bicycling to Mexico from BC!

A couple from England! Bicycling to Mexico from BC!

Its not too late to be an intern!

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Hello everyone! It has been awhile since Green Angels has posted in the Chicken Scratch. Its been a little neglected, but that’s because we have been working so hard in the gardens!

Well, we have a new intern in town! Yay! My name is Shelby and I moved here from Eugene, OR and have made a year long commitment to being at Green Angels! A year! It has only been a month or so, but I was put straight to work when I arrived. And boy  there’s a lot of work to do on the farm. We’ve planted tons of fava beans, painted beans, potatoes, squash, kohlrabi, tomatoes, salad mixes, and a whole row of flowers dedicated to insects and BEES! Weeding and watering and planning beds are just some of the things I do around here. I want to have sunflowers anywhere and everywhere :)

Anyway, the main reason for this post is to let you all know that its not too late to become an intern. We are looking for people who want to learn how to grow food, obviously. Right now, this planet is going through a lot of changes and we are aware that people are going to NEED to know how to grow food and we want to teach those who want to learn. If you are willing to quit your day job (like me!) and come out to Long Beach, WA then we want you to. We are located in a place where you dont really need a car to get around. I own a bike and rely on the bus system, which is surprisingly good for a smallish town. Oh, and it only takes me 10 minutes to get to the beach. It is amazing and a wonderful bike ride.

We own a farm store and we also do CSA every Friday. Thursdays are my favorite days because we get to harvest all sorts of things for the boxes and we have volunteers who come and help out. It’s the highlight of my week. We are trying to always make improvements on our farm store and want to branch out to selling art and things of that nature, so if you’re artistically inclined you can sell your art (or whatever) through the store. We also have been talking about incubating baby chicks, building a big dehydrator, and learning to can food. And there are many more projects to do! We are up for almost anything.

Wwoofers are always welcome! We have rooms and a house/shack/apartment that we are working on as well as tent space galore!

Don’t be afraid to give us a call or shoot us an email.

Alright, thanks for reading and have a happy day :)

~Shelby

Wind Turbine at Green Angel Gardens

Monday, January 4th, 2010

A Whisper 200 went up in 2009! It is the only turbine on the peninsula that sits on an approved 30 foot tower. It currently charges batteries and will soon light lights, run water, etc. We are in a class 4 wind zone so turbines are the best investment for alternative power.

Whisper 200 at Green Angel Gardens

Whisper 200 at Green Angel Gardens

Community Supported Agriculture

Friday, October 10th, 2008

So today I have been working a little bit on our Community Supported Agriculture. Our goal is to have 20 members.  We have reached that goal in the past, especially since we have established a drop-off point over in Astoria. 

I have set a personal goal of getting 30 members this time around. So I have made a flyer to hang around to let everyone know that there is a CSA available here on the peninsula. Last night I went and pasted them all over this little town and when I came into work this morning I had already gotten calls from people who saw the flyers and wanted to JOIN! I’m so excited, I think CSA is really a great way for people to learn and understand where their food is coming from. You don’t know who grows those salad greens you by over in Safeway, or where those baby carrots came from. Purchasing produce from local farms lets people get to know the hands that feed them. 

So help support local farms and join a CSA around your area, or if you can visit our farm-store…come by and you can see where YOUR food is coming from. 

www.localharvest.com  will help you find a CSA in your area. 

 

Let me introduce myself and our farm.

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

Me!

Hi, my name is Samantha and I am the full time manager of Green Angel’s Organic Farm. I am turning 18 soon, and having this job has helped me look at our community and generally the world totally different. I am a locavore and really I think this is the best possible way to eat, because eating local produced food you for 1, get to know where your food comes from and even sometimes meet the person who grows it for you and also think about all the trucks that have to drive from all the different locations to bring the industrial stores their produce, and all the food coming from across seas. All the transportation is a waste of fuel, which is kinda a big deal right now, and is producing a whole bunch of Co2 that is going straight into our atmosphere. :( 

I am now planning on going to college and getting a degree in Agriculture/Horticulture to have a Organic farm of my own and to help teach others about growing thier own food and actually how fun and simple it can be!

I will be posting weekly, updating you on our farm, our chickens, just Green Angel Gardens in general. :)

Fridays, we have volunteer day. From 10 until noon, feel free to come and learn all about organic farming.

stay tuned for more updates. :)