When the chaos dies down and you're sick of canned food, what will your long term plan be?

Greetings Survivalists!

Posted on August 23rd, by Karen Cox in Class Notes. Comments Off on Greetings Survivalists!

You’ve survived another weekend after the Zombie Apocalypse. I hope supplies are holding out and no z’s have found your location.
Now you’ve been officially initiated into the Zombie Apocalypse Farmer Corps (ZAF). If you attended the first class but did not pre-pay for the entire course, be sure to contact me and let me know if you’ll be back for next week’s discussion on tools and fortifications! 304-843-1170 or Karen.Cox@mail.wvu.edu.

Have you gotten your survival garden laid out? I hope you’ve picked a place where you’ll be safe while planting, weeding, and picking. If you need more materials to get your garden started we have lots more. Bring back your bags, or any container you have, and load up at the next class! You want this pile of debris to be deep, 3-8 inches deep! Remember, you can use anything other than meat and dairy, but cover up a thin layer of veggie scraps with a thick brown layer to prevent the stench! By the way, this will look awesome as newly planted grave for Halloween; just sprinkle the top lovingly with a bag of compost until no ‘ingredients’ can be seen.
Something we forgot to discuss in class was another danger to … Read More »

Quick! Plant Something! Classes!!

Posted on August 6th, by Leah in Becoming a Farmer. 3 comments

We invite anyone who is in tune with our mission (growing your own food no matter what size of space you have AND preparing for the zombie apocalypse) to join the Zombie Apocalypse Farmer Corps… some people take us more seriously than others. Karen Cox with the West Virginia University Extension in Marshall County has taken our cause to level we only dreamed about! She has created a set of classes to help get people involved in gardening using some of our materials as inspiration and putting lots of work and personal creativity into it. Read more about what they’re doing in a local article written by Betsy Bethel at The Intelligencer.

We’re looking forward to continuing to work with Karen and hope to write more graphic novels to help supplement her classes in the future. We’re beyond thrilled about this course! Even if you can’t attend, please feel free to comment here about your thoughts!

Zombie Eggs

Posted on August 6th, by Leah in Containers and Beds. Comments Off on Zombie Eggs

We recently received a great email from a fan in the UK. Chloe has creatively combined egg shells, gardening and art to make zombies that grow food out of the tops of their heads (a nice reversal from them eating our brains in my opinion)! Here’s what she has to say about her work:

‘Hidden behind the chalk white rocks, a little hedgehog shakes with fear. He’s curled up in a ball, but he can still hear the quick, fast paced running of the ravenous creatures that surround him in every direction… Blood dripping from their eyes and lips; their skin a pale yellow and a nose that is as sensitive as a fox; the undead are terrorizing the earth. No living creature is safe. Our little hedgehog is at the mercy of flesh eating zombies!’

My name is Chloe, I’m 19 years old and I live in Bristol, UK. Last weekend I made a zombie themed egg and cress garden. I found a beautiful glazed green pot in my Granddad’s shed, which I filled with soil and decorated with chalk white pebbles.
I then took three eggs and broke them so that only a little bit off the top was missing. I … Read More »