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When it Gets Hot

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Sunday September 08, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

There’s no way around it, this week has been so hot and muggy you could just about cut the air with a knife.  Last night’s rainstorm was a blessed relief, but now the air is heavy and close like the tropics.  All the humans are doing their best to...

Perennial Ground-Cover for Garden Aisles

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday September 06, 2013   -   By Katie

School started a couple of days ago. That means many things for me. It means I can get back to blogging with regularity. It means Pandora doesn’t have to be perpetually set at the Alvin & The Chipmunks channel. It means I can walk through the glass...

Homemade garden spray

Blog: Back2theBeginning   -   Wednesday July 24, 2013   -   By J

Just sharing...   Disclaimer We dont own the content provided here. If you think this content belongs to you and should be removed from this blog. You just need to give us the original link of your article in comments and it would be deleted...

South Florida Organic Garden TOP TEN TROPICAL TIPS...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Monday June 24, 2013   -   By Tony

The  sizzling summer is on in S.Florida .Welcome to our garden where for every season we have our own growin reason..Now start weeding and mowing and pruning and offcourse fighting the summer garden bugs  especially the infamous white fly...

Updates and information

Blog: Carob's Farm Chaga, Soaps, Lotions and Teas.   -   Friday June 14, 2013   -   By Robin

 Poison Ivy Less Lotion, Monday Morning Soap, Nettle Drying...so many things so little time!! The Urban Garden Center in  http://www.urbangardencenter.net/  is now offering our products, be sure to stop in. Tell them we sent you. The Iris sale...

Garden Grants Available in NC

Blog: Grow And Share   -   Wednesday May 29, 2013   -   By Kay

NC Park & Recreation Association has some grant money available – for community garden projects that are run through a Park and Rec for a community garden on public land .  It must be on public land, and must be in cooperation with your local...

Frost! (And Other Updates)

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday May 13, 2013   -   By Katie

There’s a reason why the last frost date in Michigan (the reasonable date on which you can plant outside in the spring without worrying about frost harming your plants) has been moved to May 18 . Last night (May 12/13) we had a visit from good ole Jack...

Rainy days

Blog: Scotch Creek Farm   -   Friday May 10, 2013   -   By Carrie

Rainy days are a challenge to me here at the farm. The goats hate the rain, the chickens don't really care for it either. The cows graze away as if it was as sunny as a summer day. I don't like to garden in the rain, the dirt sticks to you and you track in mud...

Favorite time of day

Blog: Scotch Creek Farm   -   Tuesday April 30, 2013   -   By Carrie

Morning is my favorite time of day. Being in charge of all this caretaking it is nice to have a moment to myself. Well most days it is to myself after Deaglan and my husband get off to school and work. Sigh. Oatmeal and mint tea with some honey, or some fresh...

Container Gardening Tips

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday April 29, 2013   -   By Katie

The more I learn about sustainable living, the more convinced I become that everyone can grow fresh food at home. Not everyone can have the same 1,500 square feet of garden space that we have here at Arcadia Farms, but even renters and apartment...

Busy Days

Blog: Sisters Heritage Farms   -   Saturday April 20, 2013   -   By Lisa

We are busy here at the farm!  We have new chicks that are growing fast, they will be laying this fall.  We also have three sweet baby goats.  Our pigs continue to grow, we will likely have piglets this summer!  We continue to produce great...

Gabi's Garden

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Saturday April 20, 2013   -   By Emily

About a week ago, I got a tough phone call.  My college roommate's father called to pass along the sad news that my friend Gabi had passed away.  Though deeply saddened, it didn't come as a surprise.  It also has led me to some soul-searching...

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Chaga and Chickweed

Blog: Carob's Farm Chaga, Soaps, Lotions and Teas.   -   Thursday April 18, 2013   -   By Robin

Chickweed (Stellaria media) is used as a cooling demulcent and expectorant to relieve coughs, bronchitis,  and hoarseness. It is considered a nourishing tonic for improving overall energy levels, helps speed fat metabolism and can be a tool for weight...

Seasonal Family Garden Plan

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday April 16, 2013   -   By Katie

One of the things I’m enjoying most about this year’s growing season is the opportunity to help others with their home gardens. Last week I had a chance to chat with a friend and former college roommate – Sara Heilig, about the garden that she and her ...

Kalamazoo Social Media Week

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday April 12, 2013   -   By Katie

Here’s something I’m crazy excited (if not a little late to share) about: Kalamazoo Social Media Week ! According to an article on www.mlive.com by Ursula Zerilli : “Kalamazoo Social Media Week kicks off on Sunday, April 14-18, 2013 with a week full...

Why Chickens?

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday April 09, 2013   -   By Katie

We have chickens! Why raise chickens? I’m so glad you asked! If you live in the city or the suburbs or think chickens are gross or too much work or you just can’t do it because you don’t know enough or or or… this post is for you. There are lots of...

LET'S START SOME SEEDS!

Blog: Shag Bark Hickory Farms   -   Tuesday April 09, 2013   -   By farmfreshchic

It's here, it's here! My honest to goodness favorite part of gardening. I am not sure if it is the mothering or the miracle of the act it's self but I LOVE to start seeds. Big ones, fat ones, small ones, odd ones.... they all make me feel the same. A jump up...

Chicken Week (Psst! We Have Chickens!)

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday April 08, 2013   -   By Katie

Guess what? We have chickens! We are the proud owners of six ISA Red egg-laying hens who are six weeks old as of today! If all goes well, they’ll be supplying us with fresh, brown eggs by the end of the summer. We selected ISA Reds because they...

Planting Herbs in Upcycled Tin Cans

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday April 05, 2013   -   By Katie

This winter I shared with you that I want a beautiful, traditionally styled, super-sized tea garden full of straight-up tea plant (Camellia sinensis) hedges and oodles of herbs . Despite my grandest dreams, our micro-farm only has room for a micro tea...

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