Category Archive: WWOOF

WWOOFing Part 18: Building a Seed Table

Another way to start seeds outdoors or get seedlings started earlier than they might otherwise be planted directly in the ground is to use a seed table. Similar to the ideas behind green… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 17: Buggy Top BioBlitz

Our second BioBlitz was done on the Buggy Top Trail, south of Sewanee, Tennessee a couple weeks ago. With all the projects going on we haven’t been able to review and deal with… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 16: More Planting, a Little Building, a Little Dismantling, and a Walk Around Nickajack Lake

Spring is definitely here in Tennessee: Over the past few weeks temperatures have moved in the direction of being consistently in the 70s with a lot of sun. And so in addition to… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 15: Shed Construction

As part of building the homestead my WWOOF hosts acquired a metal shed to hold tools and possible double as an office work space. Fellow intern Daniel and my host Jonathan did much… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 14: Visit to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank

The Chattanooga Area Food Bank distributes food directly to local residents but acts primarily as a regional distributor that supplies agencies in 20 counties in Tennessee and northern Georgia. For comparison purposes, the… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 13: Another Spring Wildflower Hunt in Shake Rag Hollow

On a recent sunny morning Jonathan, Daniel, and I took a quick morning walk to Shake Rag Hollow on the Perimeter Trail to check on wildflowers. As I’ve mentioned, this time of year… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 12: Bluebell Island BioBlitz

Another project I am involved with as part of my WWOOFing internship is biodiversity surveying, also known as BioBlitzing. Most easily defined as species inventorying over a short period of time, BioBlitzes typically… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 11: Planting at the Grundy County Community Garden

It’s finally planting time at the community garden! We’ve begun by planting two pounds of curly top mustards, which will be ready to harvest in about 45 days, directly in the ground and… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 10: Hunt for Ephemeral Wild Flowers in Shake Rag Hollow

This is a busy time of year for my WWOOF host Jonathan to be out searching for ephemeral and/or blooming plants and flowers so last week after working into the mid-afternoon we headed… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 9: Finishing up the Homestead

As of a couple weeks ago my WWOOF hosts have moved into their new homestead in Jasper, Tennessee. The last few things I was involved with prior to moving in included finishing the… Continue reading