The return of the giant butterbur aka Fuki. This plant’s nickname is bog rhubarb, making it an unlikely crop for our arid Sunol climate. But we transplanted some beneath our wash station where it gets all our watering runoff from seedlings and harvest cleaning, as well as shade through most of the day. They made it through the winter and are spreading. By mid season we should have an awesome weed path full of these amazing bitter leaves and shoots.
Namu Farm is featured in the upcoming documentary, “The Final Straw”. Check out their website: final straw.org for more information about natural farming in Korea, Japan and the U.S. This clip just got featured on their site. The full film includes both Dennis Lee and I speaking about farming, food, and visions for moving forward. It also features amazing interviews and documentation of many incredible farms around the world.
Just bought some seeds today from these lovely people! Maya runs kitazawa seed company, which started in 1917 and is right in downtown Oakland. Any seed we don’t save for ourselves or receive as gifts pretty much comes from here. They specialize in Asian seed varieties and never sell genetically engineered seeds. Plus she has a real wealth of knowledge of all things food related. I can never stop by to pick up an order without spending over an hour talking shop with her. So grateful to have this wonderful business in our backyard! Thanks to maya I’m going to get a nice patch of arugula and cress in tomorrow! #nicejoboakland #wherethemagicstarts