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Gina Cavaliero's Blog – December 2011 Archive (3)

A Look at 2011

The final week of 2011 is here and it is almost time to start singing Auld Lang Syne.  What started out as a Scottish poem in 1788 has become the anthem of New Years Eve.   Ever wondered what the heck we sing about every year at midnight of December 31st?  Well, apparently the song begins by asking whether or not old times should be forgotten and is also a reminder to remember long-standing and important friendships.  At Green Acre, we certainly do not want to forget old times and definitely…


Added by Gina Cavaliero on December 28, 2011 at 6:33am — No Comments

Is Integrating Media Beds with DWC Worth It?

Integrating a media bed with a DWC or raft type system has a multitude of benefits.  One mustn’t only consider the increased growing diversity, but the additional nutrient availability, the addition of a tremendous biofilter, the reduction of labor from not removing solids and the benefit of utilizing those solids.  Of course if this is to be considered for a commercial application, the additional cost of…


Added by Gina Cavaliero on December 12, 2011 at 4:18pm — 30 Comments

Green Acre Gratitude

This is the first in my new Green Acre Organics blog series at  However, as I was posting it here, it occurred to me that I missed a huge thank you.  I am incredibly grateful for the folks and friends I have met and made here.  There are those that keep me thinking and questioning like Kobus, Rupert and Raychel and those that almost always have something kind and supportive to say like Sahib or there…


Added by Gina Cavaliero on December 6, 2011 at 7:06pm — No Comments

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