Living Earth Farm

Yesterday, Master Gardeners from SCMGA hit the road to visit Rockingham County Master Gardener, Ron Christie and his Living Earth Farm in Brookline, NH, where he specializes in the production of fresh and nutritious organic fruits and vegetables.

After touring his orchards and fresh vegetable beds, we were treated to a class on how he uses wicking to water his various crops.

Wicking is a very popular topic in the gardening community. It is an effective way to water your plants as well as utilizing your water supply conservatively. We have posted about wicking previously in a post done by another of our multi-talented Master Gardeners, Roz.

Ron’s gardens are on a production level and involve many large beds with the water containers being placed every four feet.

By utilizing this system, the water containers only need to be refilled every 2-3 weeks.

Ron and his son have their wicking and growing system down to a science. If you are in New Hampshire and are looking for someone to consult with on growing organically, wicking, or the building of beds or covers,  give them a call because they just happen to have a business providing all of those services. 603-673-2922

Happy gardening and harvesting.

Submitted by:  Judy V., MG since 2007


Strafford County Master Gardeners Association, part of the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, is fifty+ gardeners strong, educating through gardening in Strafford County New Hampshire.
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7 Responses to Living Earth Farm

  1. Laurie Graves says:

    Impressive! And those vegetables are beautiful.

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  2. Jean Olson says:

    I feel like getting rid of my old raised beds and having them build one good covered raised bed for me. Thank you, Judy, for the posting.

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  3. Oddment says:

    Wow. What a visit that was! I agree with Laurie about the beauty, and I find it wonderful that such scientific, thoughtful, deliberate process can result in all the serendipity of color and form that leaves, fruits, vegetables, stems, etc. take on. Thanks for taking us along!

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  5. Joyce says:

    So respectful of earth’s resources! These are good people!

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    • SCMGA says:

      They are very in tune with nature and have an amazing wicking system to not only provide a steady watering process but in a manner that protects their water source.


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