Category: Urban Farming

Growing pumpkins [crop review] – Living Sustai…

Growing pumpkins [crop review] – Living Sustainably in Unit 3

BY MISS BILLIE

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I’ve posting a lot of recipes recently and not enough about the garden! I’ve got a few garden posts in the pipeline, but I’m kicking off with another crop review – pumpkin! Perfect for beginners with space – not so great for pe….

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Our DIY chicken tractors – Painting Off The Pa…

Our DIY chicken tractors – Painting Off The Paper

ByUrban Farming

We built 3 chicken tractors using scrap lumber and simple materials.
They’re so light and easy to move!

We made them so we can easily feed and water the hens from outside, without having to build any doors.
Tractors are about 4′ wide and 8’long

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I’ve started a new veggie patch! – Living Sust…

I’ve started a new veggie patch! – Living Sustainably in Unit 3

BY MISS BILLIE

This is a very short post just to say, I’ve got a new veggie patch and I’m really excited! I’m going to do some posts soon on setting up the garden and what I’m working towards here, but for a quick summary of my goals:

  • Growing a steady supply of my own vegetables
  • Improving the soil over time
  • Using the garden as a space to utilise househ….

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BeeKeeping: Hive Inspection 1 | Tales of the W…

BeeKeeping: Hive Inspection 1 | Tales of the Working Mom

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Today I completed my first hive inspection. My goal was to find the queen and look for brood or proof of a laying queen. I saw the queen go into the hive with the installation. Overall, I feel quite comfortable she was still in there somewhere. However, with a new hive, losing the queen would be tremendous set-back.  So I need to make sure she is there.

Hive…

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Chickens Are Hatching – The Urban Farm Yard Sa…

Chickens Are Hatching – The Urban Farm Yard Sanctuary

The Silkies are coming! Silkies are a particular breed of chicken which I find to be adorable.  If you’ve raised chickens before perhaps you know of them. They are tinier than normal chickens, and they lay tinier eggs, but they are funky-looking in a very cute way, and I just find them to be a very enjoyable chicken. Anyway, I have twelve Silkie eggs in the incu…. Source: Chickens Are Hatching –…

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What Goes Where? – Garden Planning and Organiz…

What Goes Where? – Garden Planning and Organization | 8 Pines Urban Farm

With the size of this project and the borrowed status of the land, planning and organization had to be scaled up from the 30×17 garden. Planting carrots on 4.17.18 From location to seed spacing, this post will take you from macro to micro in garden set-up. I. Location for an urban farm or large vegetable garden is intensely important. Especially in an urban context you have to consider the…

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The Perennial Paddock: Sea Kale | My urban hom…

The Perennial Paddock: Sea Kale | My urban homestead

by wooddogs3 There is an area of my yard that is referred to as “the paddock“ because it was once intended to be an animal paddock. Over time, it has become the area where I move toward permaculture, with more and more perennial edibles accumulating there.  The whole area is kept in a deep mulch, and tends to stay moist enough for growth even in our d…. Source: The Perennial Paddock: Sea Kale |…

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Spring is here! – Atomic Homestead As March e…

Spring is here! – Atomic Homestead

As March eases in April, I am finally ready to admit that spring is here. It’s not that I don’t welcome spring, it’s that I cannot handle the teasing Pacific Northwest weather: giving us hints of spring as early as February, only to brutally crush my hopes with an atmospheric river or a hail storm.

Weed Maintenance for Urban Hardscapes – Clawfo…

Weed Maintenance for Urban Hardscapes – Clawfoot Farm

by Sam Rheinford  

Sidewalks, curbs, driveways, oh my! Most of the population (about 79%)  in the US lives in an urban or suburban setting. With cozy neighborhoods, cul-de-sacs and a big box store a stones throw away. Also what comes with this environment is hardscapes, lots of it.
A hardscape is anything that is not act…

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A new beginning | Chicken Scratch Fever

A new beginning | Chicken Scratch Fever

by chickenscratchfever In many cultures around the world, eggs and — in particular — chicks are symbolic of new life and rebirth. So picking up two new chicks today couldn’t have happened at a better time. In recent days, I have faced serious struggles. I walked into the heart of the storm, and somehow emerged on the other side. Surrounded by the people I most love and cherish. I surface a whole…

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