Join Us on the Urban Farm Tours!

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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!

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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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Meet Our Newest Addition

I am so very excited to introduce Castle Rock Lady Rainicorn! Not only does she have the MOST AWESOME NAME EVER but she is, hands down, the sweetest goat I’ve ever met. Rainy is out of SGCH Algedi Farm H Purple Rain 4*M 4*D VEEV 90 by  CRF Castle Rock Harvest Moon +B *S. I…

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New! We are offering workshops!

Starting on June 2nd Omni Egg Share and Dog Island Farm are collaborating and bringing you urban farming and homesteading workshops! We’ve both been teaching so many classes for other places that we finally decided to bring it home and teach them here, on familiar territory where we can make them more interactive with students….

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My Apologies

If you just got a bunch of outdated posts to your email I have to say I’m really sorry about that and just ignore them. Apparently transferring the blog from Blogger to WordPress isn’t as smooth as some will have you believe. The posts that showed up this morning were old posts from the Blogger…

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I’m Not a Master Gardener

The Master Gardener program is a fantastic resource for people that really want to become SUPER knowledgeable about growing plants. The program is run through the UC Cooperative Extension system and they provide many classes to the public about gardening. I once got to take a great class on composting and after the class they provided you…

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Getting Ready for Kids

Sedona is pregnant! Can’t you tell? Yeah, me neither. Well I can tell because her udder is developing and I can feel the kids kick. Every goat is different and you can never tell just how many they are hiding. Remember Infinity at Castle Rock Farm from Tuesday’s post? She only had one doeling who…

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Waiting for Disaster

Last year it rained so hard for so long that we didn’t get any fruit from our trees and the powdery mildew, snails, slugs, and aphids were out of control. So were the spiders which cost us several hundred dollars in vet bills for Squeek and Daisy. Then the seedcorn maggots came back but this…

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