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Community Farming Initiative Gets Off the Ground!

by Margret Mueller Er…on the ground? …in the ground? However you characterize it, Saturday, March 16 was an unqualified success. Despite a last-minute panic on Friday, when it rained heavily–yet again!–Hart’s Mill’s initial foray into community involvement on the farm … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods: the Frog Song Musical

by Hope Horton It’s been a wet, chilly spring but there’s plenty happening on the land.  Hart’s Mill has ten  ecosystems across its 112 acres and each one has its own character and species mix.*  When Margret Mueller and I … Continue reading

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Far Loop Trail NOW OPEN for Walkers!

By Anthony Thanks to an intrepid band of Hartsmilers working through a cold misty afternoon, the Far Loop Trail in the big southeast leg of our land is now passable all the way around. Margret M and Margaret A, Jeffry, … Continue reading

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HOUSING WITH A TWIST: Fresh ways of thinking about ownership

by Hope Horton The purpose at the heart of Hart’s Mill is to help heal the brokenness in our social, economic, ecological, and cultural systems.  We are doing this at a time when the need is great but the pathways … Continue reading

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Digging into Hart’s Mill Community Farming Initiative

By Margret Muller Jeffry and Margret of Seeing Stars Farm (SSF), with support and assistance from the rest of the Land Stewardship Circle, held a Last Saturday event on January 26 at Hart’s Nest.  Sixteen people gathered to launch what … Continue reading

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2019: Getting to Groundbreaking!

The New Year’s Planning Party on January 13th lived up to its name, with music, dancing, food, fascinating conversation — and a solid path for getting to groundbreaking!  2019 is THE YEAR for Hart’s Mill to pull all the pieces … Continue reading

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You’ve heard of having a Chili Cook-off? Well, how about a CHILLY KICK-OFF?! 

by Margret Mueller   That’s what happened Saturday, December 8, when a few hardy souls met at Hart’s Mill (in 40-degree weather) to get started with our Forest Stewardship mandate attend to certain parcels of land.  Consider the Wood Wide Web project officially … Continue reading

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Regenerative Development at Hart’s Mill

by Leah Gibbons Workshop 1 Activity and Outcomes* We had an exciting time at Hart’s Nest on November 17-18 exploring and applying a development and design process called regenerative development. The aim was to discover how regenerative development might add to … Continue reading

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Springing into Fall: Clean-Up on the Land

  This is the time of year for general garden clean-up and preparation for the next wave of plantings. On October 28 we had a Fence-Raising on our land, a take-off on the concept of barn-raisings, which operate on the … Continue reading

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May the Forest be With You (and You with the Forest)

Last month, Paul loaned me this book, which has provided the latest fodder for a many month long contemplation on how to best serve the Harts Mill forest (and people).  It’s a great read and a helpful guide for me … Continue reading

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