Author Archives: Jeff Poppen

The Future of Long Hungry Creek Farm

If you are on Facebook, or if you received an email containing a message from Jeff, you may have seen the picture of Jeff’s house and the smaller tract of land that makes up Long Hungry Creek Farm, next to … Continue reading

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CSA Beginnings at Long Hungry Creek Farm

by Jeff Poppen The produce grown along the Long Hungry creek has become priceless-we don’t sell it anymore. The invaluable, farm fresh food is now free, and the folks who eat it cover the farm’s budget. You can’t buy vegetables … Continue reading

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How the Biodynamic Celebration First Got Started

by Jeff Poppen The Southeast Biodynamic Association was formed after our first annual conference in 1987. Realizing the value of shared experiences and observations, we agreed to gather together regularly, we think we are celebrating our silver anniversary, but our … Continue reading

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Master Gardeners

by Jeff Poppen I love the people involved in the Master Gardeners Program.  Their curiosity has led them to take courses in horticulture from State University professors, and to help out in community gardening projects. I’ve lectured to master gardeners … Continue reading

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Fall Crops

by Jeff Poppen By mid-August I have changed my box of seeds. The last of the summer crops are planted, and it’s time for the fall ones. Although a  few rows and beds of cabbage and lettuce are in to … Continue reading

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Organic vs Biodynamic

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Re-Mineralizing

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Plant Potions

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The Garden Changes Unpredictably

by Jeff Poppen The garden changes unpredictably. I wanted to mow seven rows of drought-stricken cucumbers and beans, but save the nearby straightneck squash. By the time we got onions and potatoes up and I had the bushhog ready, the … Continue reading

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Weather

by Jeff Poppen We talk about the weather often. A recurring spring question for gardeners is, “Has the weather settled?” We want to plant frost tender crops, but we do not know when the last frost will occur. As of … Continue reading

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New Weekly Articles!

Latest weekly writings from Jeff. What Would I Be Leaving Behind? Beautiful Spring Things

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Books @ Amazon

Best of the Barefoot Farmer Vol.I and II is now available at Amazon. Click here to buy!

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Book Signing Today!

The Barefoot Farmer is signing books today! 5 pm @ Armours Red Boiling Springs Hotel Come out for the fun of it!

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We have a new book…

Published in the Macon County Chronicle – January 31, 2012 We have a new book, Barefoot Farmer II. I say “we” because of all the work done by the designer and typesetter, Victoria, and the illustrator, Linda. “We” also includes … Continue reading

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New Year – New Look

This year begins with an update to our website. A new look that we hope you’ll like. We’ll be making the transition in the coming days. Hopefully, the changeover to a new theme will go smoothly, so bear with us as … Continue reading

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Crazy Owl

Written by Jeff Poppen Tuesday, April 26, 2011 The light green of spring usually brightens me up, but I must admit to a sadness. Among other things, my friend “Crazy Owl” died. You may have met him, gray old fellow … Continue reading

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O’ganic

Written 10/28/10 Dad had a table at the end of the driveway where we offered vegetables for sale. A shoebox collected the money that folk would leave when they go their corn, beans or whatever. It was the honor system. … Continue reading

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From Tobacco Farm to Vegetable Farm

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Intro To Gardening

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Baba Ghannouj

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