Category Archives: Projects

What’s Up @ Lodestar for 2019?

Expanding the scope of our knowledge and experience, our Lodestar compass is recalibrating a new direction for 2019. Our mission remains the same: Provide information, coaching, and an environment that will assist members of our community in living a more self-resilient, self-fulfilling lifestyle through agriculture, art, and health. The exciting part is that we are concentrating on two new arenas in order to achieve our Read More →

Collaboration with University of Arizona @ Yuma

University of Arizona @ Yuma Collaboration with Southern Arizona Growers Lodestar Gardens is working with a research team headed up by Professor Kurt Nolte from the University of Arizona in a study of post harvest sanitation methods utilizing natural cleansing agents. The first phase of this project took place in the fall 2013 and 45 lbs of lettuce was grown at Lodestar Gardens for the Read More →

Fodder Sprouting

Fodder Sprouting Building An Automatic ReCirculating Sprouting System Feeding goats, chickens, and ducks sprouted barley is the goal. Why? Sprouted organic barley is a highly nutritious feeding supplement. We can grow our own chemical-free barley for the seed for this operation, thereby closing one more sustainable loop and reducing our traditional feed bill as well. Our animals love to eat sprouts; they are happier. We Read More →

Lodestar Co-Op Goal: To be a Collaborative Model for Self-Resiliency

  Our larger purpose is that the Lodestar Co-Op will serve as a collaborative model for strengthening our regional food shed and nutritional self-resilience one green house and one village at a time. We are not actively seeking grants, loans or financial donations to support this project. The primary goal is increase our capacity to grow local, non-chemical, nutritionally-dense food with existing resources. The LSG Read More →

More Projects!

  Park in the Swale Create a Food Forest Designed w/ Permaculture Principles Transplant a dozen fruit trees to designated spots along a run-off slope in order to exploit gravity feed irrigation and seasonal rainfall. Each fruit-bearing tree will be the primary shade source for culinary/medicinal shrub(s) which in turn, shade and compliment herbs and edible flowers. We will use the rainwater harvesting principles described Read More →