Friends of CobraHead,
garden business has its own seasons that parallel actual gardening. The rhythms of these two activities converged
this past spring. Somehow, amongst the
flurry of fulfilling orders and sowing seeds, we overlooked the April and May
we have lots to share. In both Austin
and Wisconsin the bounties of our harvests inspire us in the kitchen. In this issue Judy shares her recipe for
Asparagus Biscuit Loaf, modified from an old family favorite. Noel shares his Open Raised-Bed gardening
system in detail via a video presentation as well as his weed based soil fertility method.
And we continue to have the good
fortune of working with people who take seriously the benefits of grow-your-own
like Ronnie Mdawida of Wongonyi, Kenya.
Open Raised Bed Raised Bed Gardening
Noel recently gave a presentation on his raised bed gardening system at
the University of Wisconsin Medical School. The UW videotaped the presentation and have made it available to the
public. The video is in a cool dual format that shows Noel talking side by side
with the images from his slide presentation. Check it out here.
Asparagus Biscuit Loaf Don't Let Your Asparagus Loaf
Our asparagus patch is on the down swing here in Wisconsin but obviously
this dish is quite adaptable to whatever vegetable is in season. Very filling, it's a quick dish to make and not as complicated as it might seem.
CobraHead Tools in Kenya Gardening in Wongonyi
We have been fortunate to be able to work with The Ronnie Fund to get some of our tools into the hands of Kenyan farmers. Learn more about this empowering project here.
Noel's Squash Bed Weeds and Compost
Far from being purely malevolent invaders, weeds have become a major element in Noel's garden fertility system. He explains his weed composting system here.
If you like our newsletter and our products or if you have some suggestions, we'd love to hear from you.
you have gardening friends or if you know potential gardeners who might
be interested in CobraHead and what we have to say about gardening and
eating, please forward this newsletter to them.
It is the mission of CobraHead to help people grow their own
food and to provide exceptional products and services to all gardeners. We
try hard to "walk the walk" when
it comes to issues of sustainability and in deciding what is best for
ourselves and the environment as we grow our little company. We've chosen to make our tools locally,
here in Wisconsin,
and we think that bigger is not necessarily better. Gardening might just be earth's
great hope, and in any case it's a great hobby.
Noel, Judy, Geoff and Anneliese
The CobraHead Team
food thrills us, but we like flowers, too.
Anneliese has been busy identifying the myriad of ornamentals at her new
home in Wisconsin. In Austin, the bougainvillea
in Geoff's yard only seems to look better the hotter that it gets.
those of you in the Wisconsin area, we will be exhibiting at the Midwest
Renewable Energy Fair, MREA, this Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 18-20
in Custer, WI. It is one of our favorite
events of the year.
Happy Gardening from the CobraHead Team!
Noel, Judy, Geoff, and Anneliese Valdes