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Fall is in the air

Blog: Sanzone Farms   -   Wednesday September 25, 2013   -   By Sam

Fall is in the air Stay tuned for some simple tips to prepare your garden for fall/winter seasons.

Summer is in full swing

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Monday August 05, 2013   -   By Terry

Wow, it's amazing how fast this summer is moving!  The rain has finally slowed down, although there are still puddles here and there on the farm where it used to be dry during "normal" weather. This year kind of reminds me of a trip to Vermont...

TOP FIVE "LACKING" Challenges and "LIKELY"Sollutio...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Monday July 08, 2013   -   By Tony

As a Florida Certified Horticulturist who is currently involved in offering gardening classes ,consultations,and growing my own food locally , I can attest to the following garden  challenges and solutions for the new comer garden...

Nature's Catch-Up Game

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Tuesday May 28, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

I don’t think anyone can argue that this has been a strange spring.  Or shall we say, what spring?  Winter, winter, winter, winter, summer.  In one week, we had 18 inches of snow, followed by 80-degree weather!  Many of the domestic...

Garden Frenzy

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Tuesday May 21, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

Visitors this time last year would have witnessed a garden with only three rows left to hill and plant.  But this year, with the lingering winter and inclement weather, the garden has all but about three rows to go.  It’s a madness of squeezing a...

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...

Dibble Templates for Easy Planting

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday April 22, 2013   -   By Katie

{Image Credit} http://beekman1802.com Ever since I learned about dibbles, I’ve been wanting to make one of my own. A dibble is  a tool used to space seeds or seedlings in your garden by poking holes at exact measurements. Exact measurement comes...

Gardening Gadgets for Kids

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday April 17, 2013   -   By Katie

Wish List Wednesday | Gardening Gadgets for Kids Welcome to another Wish List Wednesday ! This week Owen will begin sowing seeds for his 4’ x 6’ raised garden, located next to his swing set in the backyard. Last summer I enjoyed watching him...

From Black Thumb to Green Thumb in Just 73 years!

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Saturday April 13, 2013   -   By Arlene

From Black Thumb to Green Thumb in Just 73 years! By Arlene Wright-Correll e-Book $9.90   From A to Z this 73 year old gardener has written down all kinds of gardening advice and...

Take That Old Car Out of Your Front Yard and Plant...

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Saturday April 13, 2013   -   By Arlene

Take That Old Car Out of Your Front Yard and Plant a Garden! By Arlene Wright-Correll e-Book $9.95 More sound, easy gardening tips and advice from the author of "The Impractical Gardener"....

The impractical Gardener is now an e-book

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Saturday April 13, 2013   -   By Arlene

The Impractical Gardener© By Arlene Wright-Correll e-book $9.95   An eclectic mind creates eclectic gardens and eclectic books and this is one of them that run the gamut from how to...

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...

Benefits of Gardening

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Saturday March 23, 2013   -   By Katie

If you’re a gardener, you know that gardening brings more than just fresh veggies into your life. Spending some time outdoors, digging in the dirt and tending to your plants can merit health, mental, financial and community benefits. Here’s a ‘lil...

A talk by William Woys Weaver

Blog: Agropraxis Farm   -   Sunday March 03, 2013   -   By Farmer Pete

Those who go before us can teach and inspire us to make our lives better and improve our shared destiny.  Michael Pollan wonderfully stated that the “Food” community stands on the shoulders of Joan Gussow, Wendell Berry, and Alice Waters.  Those...

Garden Apps Wish List

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday February 20, 2013   -   By Katie

Wish List Wednesday | Garden Apps (from seed to table!) I’ll be the first to admit that there’s nothing organic or sustainable about apps for your mobile device. At first glance it may seem a little off-center that a website about living...

And the Winners of the 2013 Wild Things New Veggie...

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Thursday February 07, 2013   -   By Terry

As each growing season is planned, along with the tried and true favorites, I always like to try some new things.   After pouring through the mountain of seed catalogs and following rabbit trails all over the Internet, the decisions have been made:...

A Micro Tea Garden

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday January 14, 2013   -   By Katie

I want a tea garden. And by ‘tea garden’, I mean a garden with hedges made of true tea plants (Camellia sinensis) and tea-worthy herbs that I can harvest at my leisure (<— said with my best British accent) then steep for a delicious homemade tea...

It's Planning Time!

Blog: Crazy Woman Ranch   -   Sunday January 13, 2013   -   By Samantha

Winter time brings images of calm times and lots of movies to watch. The crew at Crazy Woman Ranch has been busy checking out our various seed catalogs, purchasing seeds, packaging seeds and making out our wishlists. Believe it or not, we've found a...

Winter Gardening Confessions (An Update)

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday January 09, 2013   -   By Katie

Seems like anytime I’m making small talk these days I’m asked “How’s your garden?” (No complaints here; I’m happy to share!) So, let me just tell you how the garden is. It’s good. But not as expected. I just paid the garden a visit yesterday for the first...

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