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Ashevillage Urban Farm School 2014

Blog: Ashevillage Urban Farm School   -   Tuesday December 03, 2013   -   By Kathryn

Gardening • Agroforestry • Water Systems • Wild Edibles • Fermentation • Aquaponics •  Beekeeping •  Compost  • Natural Building • Herbalism • E ntrepreneurship • And more... :: U R B A N F AR M  S C H O ...

S.Florida elementary school organic vegetable gard...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Wednesday July 31, 2013   -   By Tony

It was my first field trip today to offer observations and ideas from the point of view of an urban farmer with educational and experiential background. My tour guide was a garden enthusiast mom who have a passion to help start productive gardens at...

Permaculture Urban Farm School launching in May in...

Blog: Ashevillage Urban Farm School   -   Friday April 05, 2013   -   By Kathryn

Permaculture-certified Urban Farm School in Asheville, NC May 6 to November 13, Mondays - Wednesdays, 9am-5pm Everyone needs to eat! With global food insecurity, urban food deserts, rising costs, GMO’s, health, obesity and and and myriad other issues,...

Urban Farm Heirloom Seed Company

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Thursday February 21, 2013   -   By Katie

Seeds are a hot topic at Arcadia Farms these days. We just wrapped up an heirloom seed giveaway this past week. The week before that I shared a Seed Starting Spreadsheet with you that can help you determine when to plant seeds and approximately when...

Wish List Wednesday: Magazines

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday January 23, 2013   -   By Katie

Wish List Wednesday | Magazines Welcome to another Wish List Wednesday ! When I first started sharing these posts I intended to do them every Wednesday. Then I realized it was a little obnoxious. So now I’m working on making this happen the...

Top TEN TIPS/Benefits of Hands On Backyard Organic...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Thursday November 08, 2012   -   By Tony

I have been fascilitating Organic Urban Farming classes here in S.Florida for a decade .So far I have collected some Hands On Tips and observations and would like to share my experiences with you in case you are interested in starting a backyard Urban Garden ....

The Future Back To School will be instead:Back to ...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Thursday September 27, 2012   -   By Tony

I was not dreaming when: A major local newspaper columnist gave me an interview to spread the awareness of Urban Farming ,and published it on the front pages of the local section back in 2008 . A local city offered me a job to teach a Composting...

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Grow Our City Farm

Blog: Our City Farm   -   Thursday April 19, 2012   -   By Jeri

Well I feel like a duck on water. On the surface, things have been calm for our farm but in actuality, we've been going full steam ahead at break-neck pace. When our Kickstarter project failed to be funded, most people thought we would have to discontinue our...

Container Gardens are a wise choice for many urban...

Blog: Freedom To Grow Our Own Food   -   Tuesday November 29, 2011   -   By Jason

Container gardening is a great way to grow plants. For years and years this has been the way nurseries and many gardeners enjoyed growing plants. Containers of many materials had been utilized. I remember my Grand Dad complaining about the poor soil&...

Only 10 Days Left! You Can Make a Difference!

Blog: Our City Farm   -   Friday November 25, 2011   -   By Jeri

In only 10 short days our Kickstarter campaign will come to an end. Will we reach our goal? Will we get funded? Will our dream of an urban farm happen as planned? I truly believe anything is possible. We have had amazing support from the community, from...

Farm Fresh For Everyone

Blog: Our City Farm   -   Friday October 28, 2011   -   By Jeri

The USDA has a nice tool on their website for locating food deserts ( www.ers.usda.gov/data/fooddesert ). A food desert is an area that is populated by people however the is limited access to grocery stores or fresh foods. We chose land for our...

Villarreal Family Farm Expansion Kickstarter Proje...

Blog: Our City Farm   -   Monday October 10, 2011   -   By Jeri

We've Planted the Seeds, Please Help Us Grow We've Planted the Seeds, Please Help Us Grow ! Thank you for your support of Villarreal Family Farm. Because of your support, we are now expanding. Our goal is to provide naturally and locally-grown...

The demographic changes vis a vis the climate chan...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Wednesday September 21, 2011   -   By Tony

Next week there will be new rules to define the status of the Migrant Farmers .Capitol hill legislatures will pass a NEW LAW earmarked as  an "E-VERIFY  Immigration  LAW"to determine and define the status of the MIGRANT...

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a love letter to roosters!

Blog: little tree   -   Wednesday June 08, 2011   -   By Carolyn

a love letter to roosters! 5.30.11 roosters.  do you love them or do you hate them?  i personally love roosters, but i realize i am probably in the minority.  well, i love  a  rooster.  one at a time is all i (and my...

appreciating having made it to the vernal equinox

Blog: little tree   -   Sunday April 03, 2011   -   By Carolyn

3.20.2011   today, happily, is the vernal equinox.  it seemed like it was a really long and difficult winter.  not as bad as the kind i use to struggle through growing up in the great lakes region of pennsylvania, but still difficult by our...

10 Good Reasons to Grow Your Own Food

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Wednesday January 12, 2011   -   By Poly

10 Good Reasons to Grow Your Own Food:   1. Great tasting, fresh, and nutritious food right outside your door.   There is no doubt about it, home grown food tastes better and is more nutritious than...

Seek Basic Backyard Farming Awareness prior to st...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Friday November 12, 2010   -   By Tony

There is a growing demand to start a backyard organic garden in an ecconomy that is driving us all down financially.People come to me and ask me to help them but they themselves are not ready to cope with the idea of a productive garden that needs resources to...

Urban Hikes and dinner parties

Blog: Farm Share West/Organic Now   -   Sunday March 21, 2010   -   By Marika

Another summer-like day in Oakland!  I'm taking my friend, Jen, and her dog, Roxy, on one of my urban hikes.  I first learned about urban hikes from an ex-boyfriend.  He was a big fan of exerting as much energy as possible, and really, really,...

Top ten tips on Intensive organic urban farming in...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Friday March 19, 2010   -   By Tony

The French were the pioneers in intensive gardening during the WW-I and WW-II.To be honest to history we might summon the Chinese ,Greek,Babylonian and Mayans ancient biointensive farming methods 4000 years ago.Whether you want to call it French fries or...

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