Thursday in the City- Build Your Own World

“How can we re-imagine and redesign our cities to allow them to become part of an urban foodshed? How can we make urban planning more participatory, transparent, and reflective of the public need for affordable and healthful food? What models, current, imagined or historical would help us to understand future directions for our cities?”  The…

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What to do with Extra Herbs

We got a question from Jen from Diet Plaid: I have a ton of mint, lavender, and rosemary in my garden. I’ve never done any of them so I’m not sure if I should dry them or freeze them or what before it gets too cold outside. Halp? ————————————————————– LAVENDER, MINT & ROSEMARY_MG_8874, originally uploaded…

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Reader’s Questions – Round 2

Got a burning question to ask us? Want to know what to do with all that extra produce or all of those eggs? Want to know more about goats, chickens or rabbits? How about how to get rid of pests in your garden? Are you overwhelmed by the varieties of vegetables and fruits and want…

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Dogs & Cats – A Question for our Readers

Yes, that’s our cat laying on our dog’s head Just a short post today but it would really help me out. I’m curious to find out how many urban farmers, new rural farmers and homesteaders, and those thinking about joining the ranks have dogs and/or cats and if you had them before you moved onto…

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Classes = Cash Cow

**Warning – Rant Ahead** OK, this is probably going to be rather unpopular with some, but I just have to say it…and it may be long. And keep in mind I generally don’t rant, but this issue has become so prevelant that I just can’t sit back and simply watch it anymore. My issue is…

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Thursday in the City- Growing Greener School Grounds Conferance

{source} The below information was taken from the San Francisco Green School Alliance. Follow the link for more information.  Schools across the Bay Area, and beyond, are turning their asphalt schoolyards into vibrant, green outdoor classrooms, and you can do it, too! Please join us at the 2010 Growing Greener School Grounds Conference September 24th…

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It’s Time for Fall Crops

OK, it’s an old photo that was taken at our old house in Napa, but it’s the last time we’ve grown cabbage. And it was good cabbage. This year, however, we’re growing a LOT more cabbage – 3 beds each with a different variety. I’m hoping to have enough to make sauerkraut now that I’ve…

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