As we step closer to beginning our challenge of eating only foods we pick, harvest, catch, forage for, kill, we are practicing the techniques we will be needing to ensure adequate variety in our diet. One of these techniques is catching prawns. So off we went the night of the new moon to a nearby […]
A previous client approached me in August 2014 on how to address the problem of nematodes that found their way into the greenhouse that I designed for them. Below are my recommendations. The problem in this greenhouse (used to grow tomatoes that are safe from fruit flies) is that ants as well as mealybugs have taken […]
Nutmeg, a favorite spice for the holidays, has a surprising aesthetic element! The red wax-like arils that surround the seed are removed and dried to make the spice, mace. We are excited to have happened upon this seed – the tree will make a delightful addition to the Maui New Earth lab’s food forest.
Coconuts are a delicious and nutritious element in tropical sustainable agriculture systems. Mature coconuts containing refreshing coconut water and dense white meat. Shredding and squeezing coconut cream from the meat allows you to use the cream in recipes (our favorite one is raw coconut ice cream). The leftover shreddings can be dehydrated for coconut flour […]
It seems as though my instagram (@sjschieb) has become Maui New Earth’s instagram, as Maui New Earth has become my life. Therefore, to get a snapshot of what happens in the day-to-day of what we are creating on the side of a mountain on Maui, check it out. Also, our incredible WWOOFers have been taking […]