Planting and Managing a Forest Orchard

this area as planted in the spring of 2015 it was cleared in fall 2014 so this is a part of our forest that we’ve decided to do something a bit unique with for us and to use it as a demonstration site for agroforestry so this is a fairly young site and we’re continuing […]


Most people agree that we need to improve our economic system somehow. Yet we’re also often keen to dismiss the ideas of capitalism’s most famous and ambitious critic, Karl Marx. This isn’t very surprising. In practice, his political and economic ideas have been used to design disastrously planned economies and nasty dictatorships. Nevertheless, we shouldn’t […]

Simple Sentence Trees

Welcome avid learner of linguistics! I thought it was about time I made a video about syntax. So here’s something very basic: How to draw simple sentence trees. Let us first take a look into what we would need for such a tree. When we draw tree diagrams and syntax, we can classify pieces of […]

NAEP Arts 2016: Orchard Gardens

♪♪♪>>JANIAH: Before I came here I went to two schools that didn’t have any arts programs. And it was the most boring experience of my life. But then I came here and then Mr. Jordan was an awesome, cool dance teacher, and then I was like, “Oh my god, this is really fun.” And then […]

Vertical Farming

Forget everything you know about farming. Big open spaces, tractors, even soil. After thousands of years doing things pretty much the same old way, there’s a, well, growing trend in agriculture: vertical farming. Every green plant needs the same few ingredients to grow: light, water, carbon dioxide, oxygen, and some assorted nutrients and minerals. Via […]

I. Children’s Orchard – How can we cultivate a new education?

You always have to grow, You have to learn constantly, You have to always be on the search, on the run Without ever listening at what is happening inside you. This endless growth is breaking the fundamental law of nature: The circles. My father was traveling, to various places in Greece, Searching for place to […]

What Lies Ahead for K-12 Education with Helene Cunningham

We have a lot of challenges facing us like all of the California Districts right now. But the neat thing about the challenges, is it gives us opportunities for growth and to learn in different ways. So we have the challenge right now, our city of La Puente became a sanctuary city and encouraged us […]

Who Was Behind the Hinterkaifeck Murders?

On the evening of March 31st, 1922, disaster struck a small Bavarian farmstead about 43 miles north of Munich, Germany. The six inhabitants of the farm were killed with a mattock (an agricultural tool similar to a pickaxe) and the murders remain chillingly unsolved. A few days prior to the killing spree, the father, farmer […]

The Democrats’ “progress” from slavery to the new plantation

Student: I’ve seen that there’s in some way a false equivalency. You’re talking about this notion of, “You work, I eat.” But in the former scenario of the slave, that’s depriving someone of social mobility by basically taking all their labor for the benefit of someone else, whereas in the latter scenario, I assume you’re […]

Haypress at O’Bannon Woods State Park | Indiana DNR

Who can think about what an 1850 haypress does, anybody got an idea? It presses hay! And you want to know why they had such a large piece of equipment to press hay? It weights 5000 pounds and is 35 feet long. Before this haypress they had a jump-box. The jump box, they put hay […]