Earth Day Celebrations: Food, Drink, Music, & Memories

Biodynamic Gardening Report 47—April 10 to 16, 2015

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We discuss variations on Earth Day celebrations we’ve enjoyed over the years, especially our local northern San Luis Obispo County Earth Day Food & Wine festival featuring delicious foodie bites & sips  plus great music and Zero Waste practices: always a great Central Coast event, for sure. We also hear about one of the celebrity-filled early Central Coast Earth Day celebrations Ralph Johnson experienced back in the mid 1970s: very California! Celebrate our regenerative planet and coming together with great food & music!

 

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The moon is in Capricorn both Friday and Saturday. It is an earth sign which is dry and productive. These are good days to plant root crops as the moon is still in the third quarter.

On April 11-12—Sunday and Monday—the moon is in Aquarius. It’s an air sign which is dry and barren. These are excellent days to kill weeds and clean the garden.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the moon will be in Pisces. It’s a water sign which is moist and very productive. It us very good for vining crops and root crops.

On Thursday the moon will be in Aries. It’s a fire sign which is barren and dry. Don’t plant: work ground.

—Ralph Johnson

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Biodynamic gardening principles—some of the most ancient agricultural practices on the planet—require the farmer’s attention to moon phases and constellations to pursue the most effective gardening and farming practices on any given day in the month. San Luis Obispo County farmer Ralph Johnson of Jrjohnson Biodynamic Farms provides insight into how the moon’s phases affect gardening success.

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—photos: Natalie Rich

—music: “Badfish” by Sublime

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