I'm visiting Brian Kerkvliet, of Inspiration Farm in Bellingham, Washington.
The video starts with me eating some of Brain's blueberries - which are extra good! In hindsight, I think it is because berries generally taste better when you don't water them.
Brian then talks a bit about scything for a chop and drop mulch.
Brian has soil that is about three feet deep. On top of that he uses permaculture techniques to reduce his irrigation needs.
He has not watered this patch all year. Filmed in august of 2010.
We take a close look at the squash leaves. There is no mildew. The squash leaves look perfect.
Brian then talks about Horsetail/Equisetum made into a tea to stave off powdery mildew and late blight (on tomatoes). And on grapes, summer squash and cucumbers.
This is part of Brian's Biodynamic practices - which exceed organic standards.
Music by Jimmy Pardo