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On Burning Cool Season Grasslands

We burn a lot. We burn using what they call prescribed burning (vegetation creates heat), we burn using propane burners of several sizes. Because of mid-Atlantic weather, we will do prescribed burn followed with mechanical burn because of higher humidity but having to get the work done. We burn with horticultural vinegar. We also use […]

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Michael Carter Joins Center Board of Directors

The Center Board of Directors at their 1st Quarter Director’s meeting voted unanimously to welcome Orange County Farmer Michael Carter to the Board. Michael Carter Jr. is an 11th generation farmer in the United States and is the 5th generation to farm on Carter Farms, his family’s century farm in Orange County, Virginia where he […]

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The Beauty of No and Little Mow Fescue and Pollinator Lawn

For those folks that want a lawn monoculture of fescue there are options with a lighter footprint on Mother Earth and on the checking account – and no mow is one of them. Get it established in the Fall and leave it alone other than a bit of weeding and weed wacking above the mounds […]

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Late Summer Hedgerow Quail and Pollinator Habitat Pictures

We are big fans of wild Senna, Oxeye Sunflower, Mountain Mint, and native warm season grasses in these situations where we are trying to feather out savanna from a tree field border to provide food and homes for pollinators and grassland birds. A few pictures from a large project North of Charlottesville.