Browsing the "urban farm" Tag

150 Acre Detroit Urban Farming Project is Coming

September 12th, 2014 | by Chris DeMorro

Last year, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder finally approved a plan to allow Hantz Woodlands to buy and transform 150 acres of empty or decrepit Detroit lots, and turn them into the world’s largest urban farm. The Detroit urban farming project has since made great progress, and could serve to inspire other cities to do the same


Why They’re Called Heirloom Seeds, and Why You Want Them

July 31st, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I had no idea what made 'heirloom' seeds special (I just thought they were fancy tomatoes). It turns out, most of the commercially available seeds sold at big box hardware and grocery stores are infertile. They're designed to be infertile so that you - budding farmer that you are - won't be able to breed your own seeds and grow your own farm. That's where heirloom seeds come in!



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