Episode 163. Farming Medicinal Plants

In this episode, Devona Bell, NCAT’s Director of Sustainable…

Episode 160. Hydroponic Trials at NCAT’s SIFT Farm

Today’s episode is about hydroponic systems NCAT has used at…
Asian pear leaves

Pear Trees Exemplify Resilience

Resilience is the latest buzzword in the lexicon of sustainable agriculture... and for good reason. Resilience is the ability to recover or bounce back after a challenge or setback.
By Guy Ames, NCAT Horticulture Specialist
hoop house built over raised bed

Build a Basic Wooden Raised-Garden Bed Frame

Jeremy Prater, Urban Program Manager with the Sebastian County…
An Array of Herbs

Weekly Wednesday Workshops. Herbs: the New Commodity

Felicia Bell, has been hosting an online series of workshops,…

Avocados: Fruit Set Challenges and Propagation

Like all plants, avocados have secrets to share; understanding the plants we grow can unlock their potential and bring a deeper understanding of the ecology in our own back yards. Here are a few considerations for your backyard avocados, as well as a propagation technique that can be used on a number of plants.
By Omar Rodriguez
NCAT Agriculture Specialist
Peach Rot

What the Brown Rot Hath Wrought

I don't grow peaches. That unhappy confession is despite the fact that I grow peach trees. And rot. I grow a lot of brown rot.
By Guy Ames, NCAT Horticulture Specialist

Weekly Wednesday Workshop. Small Grains. The New Staple for Small Farmers

Felicia Bell, NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist at the…
intact tree borer

Battling Borers in Organic Apple Production

By Guy Ames, NCAT Horticulturist Organic apple production…

Root Propagation

I developed a love of plants as a young boy, helping my father in his yard-of-the-month winning front yard. I hated pruning roses, but everything else was so amazing to me. I think the thing that really hooked me was propagation, although I didn’t know the word for it back then. When I realized I could make a whole new plant from just a piece of another, it did something permanent to my little mind that is still with me today.
By Justin Duncan, NCAT Agriculture Specialist