A new Aurora urban farm is an educational facility. Students will help plant, nurture, and harvest the produce, which will benefit area low-income families.
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Want a verdant, fruitful spring vegetable garden? It’s time to plant now! Learn how to sow seeds and transplant seedlings. One. Two. Three. Grow!
Starting seeds indoors for my spring garden? Check. And some of my babies are already peeking out of the soil. Hooray! Here’s how I made it happen.
I’m continuing my journey starting seeds indoors. Which containers are best? What kind of soil to use? Where to set up my plants? Here’s what I’ve learned.
I’ve had no success starting seeds indoors in the past. But I’ve done my homework this year and am determined to succeed! Here’s what I’ve learned so far.
Are you growing food this year? I am. And as I research, plan, and plant, I’m going to share my journey with you. I’m just starting. Want to come along?
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.
For all you urban farmers out there, here’s an infographic about how and when to plant vegetables, plus a few of my own urban farm lessons learned. Enjoy!
Turning my backyard into an urban farm meant I had to learn how to get rid of weeds. Before your next weed eradication mission, get these 4 essential tools.
You know that the rise urban agriculture has meant more local, healthy food in inner cities, but these urban farms are also changing kids’ lives.
Last year I contributed to a Kickstarter campaign to fund a movie about sustainability: Growing Cities — a film about urban farming in America. Sneak peek!
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!
Want to grow a bit of fresh food in your backyard, but struggling to iron out the details? A boatload of online tools can guide you, including a newcomer to the web: Sprout It.