Urban Farming for Everybody

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...
Growing Cucumbers Vertically

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...
Growing Mushrooms At Home

Growing Mushrooms At Home

One of the easiest and most profitable crops you can grow is mushrooms.  Mushrooms can grow in many different mediums.  Many are very inexpensive and readily available.  I have seen them growing in chopped up cardboard, paper, straw and leaves.  They can also be grown...
Urban Agriculture Shifts Tactics Under Trump

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,...