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About George Macros

I'm from Eastern Long Island, NY. Although in retrospect I have always been a farmer, certain events helped me realize this. When I started teaching high school biology in Brooklyn, i was given a classroom with a defunct greenhouse because none of the other teachers wanted it and I was lowest in seniority. I started rehabilitating it and then it was just a matter of time before I starting getting to work as soon as the school was unlocked to be able to spend time with my plants. I shared this love and excitement with my students. After working on an Organic Farm in Pennsylvania I knew farming was for me. I can pinpoint the moment to when I was barefoot planting fava beans. After this experience I knew I wanted my own buisiness/operation. I WWOOFed on the west coast from Washington down to New Mexico and chose Sonoma County as my home. I started with one customer and without any finances then developed my own practices as my farming slowly evolved into what it is today all along the common thread of full intimacy with the soil using just hands and hand tools. Thank you for reading!

Peak Summer, Fall and Winter Planning

While the 4th of July was a huge holiday for most, my big one was the longest day of the year last month. And while most people considered it the start of summer, I can already feel the days getting shorter as we slowly move towards fall and winter. Of course any labeling of weather [...]

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Fantasy Fall Farm Football Lineup

With Americas favorite sport about to kick off and its fantasy version as well, I'm setting my lineup for fantasy farm team. At the moment its fantasy because it doesn't exist as of yet, but the difference is that some (failure is always a given, just in varying amounts) of what I am imagining will [...]

By |August 9th, 2016|Earthworker Farm|Comments Off on Fantasy Fall Farm Football Lineup

When there is so much georgeganic catch-up in the bottle it doesn’t pour out….its been a while

   So it's a been a long time since the last post but all is well. We have had a wet winter and a cool and lush spring. The Earthworker team powered through building strong and tight greenhouses, laying down woodchips to not slip in the mud, carrying wheelbarrow loads that weighed twice as much [...]

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Digging Yacon at Earthworker Farm

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Taking Down Cover Crop at Earthworker Farm

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Time Laps of Edible Flower Harvest at Earthworker Farm

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Earthworker Farm Sunflower Greens

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More than N-P-Ks/Oral Soil Testing/Farm Pics

I'm throwing down some thoughts on the subject of nutrition. I'm not a doctor, nutritionist, soil scientist, or chemist. While I am always happy to educate consumers about the nutritional properties of produce and how they are healthy, a lot of what is said comes with an asterisk because I don't have an extensive plant [...]

By |July 15th, 2015|Earthworker Farm, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Thinking About Winter

A slow moving low pressure system changed up the weather/mindset (weather has a strong influence on my mindset) this week, bringing cool wind and fog in its approach, then clouds and light rain (maybe 1/20" aka just enough to warrant putting all the tools away inches of rain). While it was a wet paper tiger [...]

By |July 10th, 2015|Earthworker Farm, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Thinking About Winter

May Moments

After an unusually warm and dry late winter we had a cool, foggy, and windy spring without any heatwaves. In the past several seasons I've been here, there have always been little episodes of summer-like heat as early as March, but we haven't had anything of the sort. The el nino pattern has been strengthening [...]

By |June 4th, 2015|Earthworker Farm, Veggie Musings|2 Comments