Join us at Our Farm Day!

We have made a ton of changes here recently. Even if you came last year on the farm tour, our property looks nothing like it did. So to celebrate all the new and fresh we are going to be hosting a farm day followed by a Welcome Spring potluck celebration on April 29th. We’ll have…

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Join Us on the Urban Farm Tours!


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 select the very best examples of urban agriculture we could find. Urban Farm Tours offer the public an…

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The 2016 Plant Sale Starts Now!


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 the varieties you want but even with…

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The Fire

Excuse my finger in the way

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 usually get out of…

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Our Soil Analysis Part 2 – Where We are Going and How We are Getting There

Our last post we discussed the results of our last soils analysis. This was our graphical analysis: Well, where should we be? And how should we get there? Let’s work left to right. Organic Matter Optimum for clay loam: 3-5% We are currently at 2.6% so we have some work to do to increase the…

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Big Batch Granola

It’s been a cold week all around the country. I have a bit of problem that no matter how cold it is, I won’t turn the heater on in our house until at least 5pm. But I don’t have an issue heating the house in other ways. I do wish we had fireplace or even…

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