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 Raising Quality Goats for Show, Dairy and Pets 

Goats

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 Local, Organically Grown Vegetable Starts Available Every Spring 

Plant Sale

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 We can help you design your own urban farm.  

Consultations

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 Visit local food producers and be inspired.  

Urban Farm Tour

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Workshops

dill mustard garlicWant to learn how to raise chickens, make your own beer, or learn how to can? We’ve got a large selection to choose from. Here…

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Goats

abby3We have a small herd of registered Nigerian Dwarf goats.

Our goal is to breed for correct conformation and milk production. We are involved with Dairy Herd Improvement…

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2016 Plant Sale!

Rosso Sicilian

We’re doing plant starts again this year – peppers and tomatoes. They are $3.50 each or 3 for $10.

We will be selling them again at…

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Consultations

DIF1

Want to grow your own but you don’t know where to start?

Just so you know a little bit about us, both my husband and I work…

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about us

Dog Island Farm is an urban farm located in the San Francisco Bay Area. We have a mild Mediterranean Climate with wet, cool winters and dry, warm summers.
We were fortunate to find a large residential parcel in the city – just over 1/4 acre. The house is a small single story built in the 1950s. The lot was originally a fruit orchard that was then subdivided and we got the old well and tankhouse. We fixed the well but were disappointed to find that due to heavy agricultural use up valley, the well had saltwater intrusion. The previous owners, however, had converted the old tankhouse into a loft apartment. Nothing about it was legal, however, and unfortunately it burned down in September 2015.

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The Blog

Join Us on the Urban Farm Tours!
Posted By rbrink21  Posted On 13-May-2016

The Institute of Urban Homesteading presents

Urban Farm Tours 2016

Vallejo & Benicia
Sunday May 22, 2016 9am-3pm

Urban Farms Tours is back! Last seen in Vallejo, 2014, we have gone deeper into the Vallejo-Benicia area to…

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The 2016 Plant Sale Starts Now!
Posted By rbrink21  Posted On 25-Dec-2015

We’re doing plant starts again this year – peppers and tomatoes. We will also be doing artichoke plants again and will be offering a special promotion (see below). We sell out quickly, especially with some varieties so wanted to give you all a chance to pre-order them so you can get…

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The Fire
Posted By rbrink21  Posted On 28-Sep-2015

Bear with me while I’m still in the middle of processing this. It’s also quite long.

The Timeline of Events

Friday, September 25th, Tom was getting the patio cleaned up. We were planning a birthday barbecue the following afternoon for Junior’s 18th birthday. I got home from work at 1:55pm. I…

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