George Mogil

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organic gardener in Quebec (Laurentians), Canada
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So I plan to partition pieces of growable terrain, remove manually any snow cover, place a black fabric that heats up the soil by absorbing the sunlight in an attempt to thaw out the soil still frozen down to the frostline. After this happens, work the soil and plant seeds or seedlings started indoors and hardened. To help the seedlings along, replace the black fabric with a commercial white fabric that protects during the cool nights by shielding and maintaining a higher temperature and removing it during the day.

In the event of a killer frost (sometimes either in early June or early August), smudge fires (in barrels) that produce a lot of smoke can be used.

The growing season here is 60 - 90 days June to August, postal code J0R 1H0 in Canada, but I'm in the hilly country about 1000 feet altitude. We have a 6 month winter season.

Anyone using this or similar technique, please comment and mention the type of fabric used (could it be burlap?), the brand or other commercial product or even a home made cover?).  
1 year ago
Hello Everyone!
For anyone who has an outdoor fish pond: how deep is it, would or does a pond aerator do the job, are the fish healthy and edible, do you need a gizmo to prevent freezing in the winter, do you bring the fish inside during winter and how big an aquarium or fish tank do you need, any other questions such as -
does the winter snow melt sustain the pond or do you have to add water manually if the rainfall run off is insufficient?
1 year ago
I tried other methods, including textile growing bags, and consider using smudge fires I first heard about used in California in previous centuries to protect fruit orchards from frosty nights.  A June frost two years ago killed the apple blossoms in my area; it lasted two whole nights.

There are large nets available that protect fruit tree crops from birds that I found while looking for protection from frost.

To protect from burrowing animals (groundhogs and larger squirrels) I use recycled car shelters, chicken wire and discarded metal roofing sheets placed around the perimeter of the structure. Field mice can still get in, but they don't do the damage (so far) that an earwig can do to the cabbage,

1 year ago
Also thinking of using ground cover material to extend growing season a few weeks in zone 3a/b in the Laurentians, Quebec, Canada - this agricultural grade textile-like cover is light and can be easily removed in the morning or replaced in the evening. Has anyone used this or similar?
1 year ago
FFN is a national/international group of concerned society members, some of whom have been present in various economic, business, agriculture, and activism/awareness networks, boasting several decades of combined experience and abilities.

We have, through our combined efforts and business experiences, recognized that a disturbing trend has re-emerged, whereas special corporate interests, big industries, global governments, media, and banking institutions are forming a global control network of everything our ancestors built with their blood and sweat equity. This is truly nothing short of corporate communism to form an old money club that sees all small-scale and self-sufficient mindset individuals and businesses regulated into compliance and eventual bankruptcy as they facilitate their great financial reset.

FFN aims to provide our local, national, and international communities not only the ability to ride through this “great reset” but emerge with a new system for its members that ensures life can be lived as intended, that our families can not only survive but thrive absent government overreach and corporate monopolization and privatization.

We are not pushing push button instant gratification temporary band-aid solutions. We are embarking on a mission to create long-term viable remedy solutions to a systemically corrupt system by whatever means necessary. We recognize that as business owners, farmers, and the general community, WE built all that we see; we were too trusting for too long, and now we have the opportunity to resist and build what was/is being taken from us.

We are building new businesses and outreach initiatives to help our members.

“A nation is never more hopelessly enslaved than when it believes itself to be free” “What you do in this life echoes in eternity, have your intentions heard” “He who controls the money and food controls society unless the people control it themselves”

Thank you for your time and consideration.

1 year ago
Two proponents of Regenerative Farming or Permaculture On A Larger Scale    or, in one article    please see brief quote below:

At White Oak Pastures, they’ve:

De-commoditized — Instead of relying on commodities, they produce five types of pastured red meats, five types of pastured poultry, pastured eggs and organic vegetables.
De-industrialized — Instead of operating as a monoculture that grows one destructive crop, like GE soy, they’ve created a living ecosystem that includes 10 species of humanely treated animals that live in a symbiotic relationship. All of their land is managed using holistic principles.
De-centralized — They were able to break away from the centralized food processing system, building their own abattoirs (slaughterhouses) to retain control of the quality of their products.
The industrialization of agriculture destroyed the land, while “centralizing agriculture impoverished rural America,” Harris says. “It caused it to be financially irrelevant. It just wasn’t needed anymore.”

The other source is a farm run by Richard Perkins

He offers a free course here:

1 year ago
Can anyone send me a copy? Thanks.
mogiljan_2 at
2 years ago
Groundhog ate my red beets and broccoli leaves. Is the corn next?