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St. Louis HOMEGROWNERS

A place for St. Louisans to discuss home gardens, community gardens, bee keeping, harvest preservation, recipes, urban chickens, fermenting, Slow Food, and any kind of homesteading; as well as FARM AID, and Farm Aid's HOMEGROWN Urban Country Fair.

Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Members: 18
Latest Activity: Nov 2, 2011

HOMEGROWN Discussions

HELLO HOMEGROWNERS 3 Replies

Started by Rick Mifflin. Last reply by Jessica Jarvis Oct 21, 2009.

Op-Ed on vertical farming

Started by Shannon Connelly Aug 30, 2009.

Local Grass Fed Beef 2 Replies

Started by Shannon Connelly. Last reply by Shannon Connelly Aug 30, 2009.

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Comment by Shannon Connelly on October 19, 2009 at 8:34pm
I see we have several new members this month - that's great! I'd love to know what people are working on, and what folks want to learn more about.

On my mind.....
Colony Collapse Disorder. In late August, the National Academy of Sciences pinpointed a complex cause, summarized here:
http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/55919/
Thoughts?

What's on YOUR mind? Are you preparing the garden for winter? Getting excited to cook lots of cozy dishes throughout the winter? Wanting to learn about urban chickens, cheese making, fermenting? How can this group help you?
Comment by Helen Heil on October 19, 2009 at 9:21pm
Hi Shannon! I read the article about CCD with great interest. Seems like the bees may be suffering from an immune deficiency when they are overwhelmed by more than one virus. Makes sense. Thanks for posting it.
I am already into the fall cooking phase! Lately I am having fun with homemade pizza dough and adding toppings you don't usually find like escarole, radicchio, capers and other stuff.
Soon I will be researching mobile chicken coops. I would like to raise free-range chickens for eggs and poultry and have some land where I can move them around while still protecting them from predators. I heard of some plans to build them on line.
Thanks for asking! Have a great harvest season.
Comment by Shannon Connelly on October 19, 2009 at 9:33pm
That's great Helen. Did you go to the Joel Salatin event on the 5th? He showed some cool mobile chicken coops in his slide show.

Please try to come to Slow Food St. Louis' screening of Mad City Chickens on Tuesday Nov. 3rd at 6pm at Schlafly Bottleworks. It's going to be a great time!
Comment by Shannon Connelly on October 20, 2009 at 2:39pm
Did anyone else get an invite to Farmsphere? Does anyone know anything about it?
I know the word 'agribusiness' is a perfectly harmless word and applies to a lot of different groups, but it still sort of freaks me out because I associate it with industrial agribusiness.
Comment by Fostermamas on January 15, 2010 at 7:26pm
Ryerro, those are some beautiful Chicks! I'm working on getting my flock started this spring.
Comment by Fostermamas on January 15, 2010 at 8:11pm
I'd like to start from chicks so my kiddos can get used to them.

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