Have you ever moved a boulder? Or at least contemplated the idea that at some point in your life, you would? What!? No?? You’ve never imagined moving boulders?! Well, truth be told, neither had I. Yet, bright and early this Monday morning, I found myself doing exactly that. All across the rolling landscapes of the [...]
Food Justice – (according to Food First) A movement that attempts to address hunger by addressing the underlying issues of racial and class disparity and the inequities in the food system that correlate to inequities in economic and political power.
After a misty morning collecting trash along Rte 250 – yes, AMS participates in the [...]
It was pretty cool here last night. In fact, it was cold…we had our first frost, a hard one at that. It was right on schedule though, the night of 15 September, the first official frost date for this region! We were trying to make the right call throughout the evening about [...]
We have been busy drawing designs for our upper campus area this week. We utilized permaculture principles to set up efficient, welcoming, pretty spaces where we can grow food for the fellows, raise chickens and goats, and learn. Today we presented our designs in Staunton. It was interesting to see how we all had different [...]
One of my more fond childhood memories is of canning pickled beets with my mama. I was about 6 or 8 and I don’t really remember it taking a long time or that the kitchen was overwhelmingly hot (which are things I note now when I can food by myself.) I do remember sitting outside [...]
Right now, the rain is pattering on our timber frame’s roof. Apparently this storm is the remnant of Tropical Storm Lee. This bout of weather has reminded me much of how Hurricane Irene effected our farm only a week or so ago, during our very own “Open House” day.
Our Open House event was the [...]