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October 10, 2017
Straw Bale Garden And Winter

Should You Use A Straw Bale Garden Over Winter? Among one of the most frequently asked questions we receive about establishing a straw bale garden is from people wondering whether it could be done over the winter season. The answer to that concern is, you sure can. It's an all season gardening approach. Actually any […]

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August 11, 2017
Urban Farming for Everybody

Shantae Johnson, co-owner of MudBone Grown, stands at the Oregon Food Bank’s Unity Farm, where her startup — which also provides education, outreach and advocacy around food justice and urban farming — is now growing food. Photo by Christen McCurdy Shantae Johnson and Arthur Shavers both grew up in Portland and both grew up gardening. […]

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June 30, 2017
Growing Cucumbers Vertically

I have just recently started growing cucumbers vertically. For many years I grew my cucumbers by the old traditional method. Make a hill and plant a few seeds and let them grow out from the hill. This worked and I got plenty of cucumbers. However, I discovered that the older I get, the less I […]

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June 24, 2017
Growing Mushrooms At Home

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April 26, 2017
America’s first urban ‘agrihood’ feeds 2,000 households for free

When you think of Detroit , ‘ sustainable ‘ and ‘ agriculture ‘ may not be the first two words that you think of. But a new urban agrihood debuted by The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) might change your mind. The three-acre development boasts a two-acre garden , a fruit orchard with 200 trees, […]

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April 26, 2017
An All-Volunteer Squad Of Farmers Is Turning Florida Lawns Into Food

In Florida, homeowners have a propensity for landscaping. They take great pride in the green carpet of grass in front of their homes. But one Florida man is working on a project that's turning his neighbors' lawns into working farms. Chris Castro has an obsession — turning the perfectly manicured lawns in his Orlando neighborhood […]

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April 7, 2017
Urban Agriculture Shifts Tactics Under Trump

At a recent daylong summit on “The Future of Food Policy” hosted by Washington D.C.-based Food Tank, urban agriculture advocates expressed dismay over the current political climate, describing it as both chaotic and frightening. In the midst of this chaos, negotiations for the 2018 Farm Bill are already underway and supporters of urban agriculture are […]

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April 7, 2017
Upping the Ante on Urban Agriculture Research

In addition to his work studying recycled nutrients in the soil of the community garden, professor Chip Small studies the same phenomenon in hydroponics, where the waste from fish is used to feed aquatic plants. (Photo by Mike Ekern '02) It’s easy to assume everything is ready to continue smoothly in the growing field of […]

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March 17, 2017
Backyard Liberty for Preppers

GMOs - Big Gov't's Ultimate Weapon Against US Population   This is pure evil. The Government (in collaboration with Monsanto) has orchestrated a cunning maneuver to destroy the US food supply system. 3 emerging crises (artificially nurtured by the Government) have now guaranteed the most painful food system crash in modern history. So when food […]

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March 16, 2017
Aquaponics - How to Turn Fish Waste Into Delicious and Nutritious Food

Aquaponics Definition Aquaponics: a hydroponic system in which the waste water from aquatic life is utilized to feed the plants instead of premixed nutrient solutions.   This in turn filters the water for the aquatic life.  This creates a symbiotic relationship between the two.  Most hydroponic systems can be aquaponic systems just by adding fish.  They just […]

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