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Planning for Solar Panels, part one

Planning for the solar panels/greenhouse has begun….I came home last week to find two men sitting in my back yard, contemplating the blue wall. One had a notebook, the other a tape measure. They were discussing building code.

 

We began thinking about solar panels last winter, when we went to a…

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Added by Charlyn on May 10, 2015 at 9:20pm — 1 Comment

Young & Green: Ife on the Superpowers of Bok Choi & Being a Good Salesperson

You’re reading Young & Green, the group blog written by participants of GrowNYC’s Youthmarket. This network of urban farm stands is operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and supplies communities throughout NYC with fresh fruits and veggies. Pretty cool,…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on May 8, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Gotta check the Reisling for clairity tonight/! LOL!!

Busy two days. Started building a new container garden this week using 5 gallon buckets and self watering using a float/resivoir. Will use this for the 8 Brandywine Black organic tomato plants that were given to me this weekend. While doing that, got the smoker cleaned up ready for a brisket this weekend, updated my substitute cream soup/sauce mixes, a chicken-less chicken flavor bouillion/powder, made some bread machine mixes for a friend. Hate buying commercial items when I can make them…

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Added by John F. Houpt II, PhD on May 5, 2015 at 12:45pm — 2 Comments

Young & Green: Kim the Culinarian

You’re reading Young & Green, the group blog written by participants of GrowNYC’s Youthmarket. This network of urban farm stands is operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and supplies communities throughout NYC with…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on April 27, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

How to Install Cement Tiles as Floor Coverings

Cement tiles are hand-made of natural materials and certainly resilient and beautiful. Such tiles put an additional touch of elegance and bring exclusive authenticity to modern and eclectic spaces. 

Cement Tiles are manufactured with wide variety of pigments in cementations base. Such tiles are naturally subject to tonal and color variation.  After drying the cement, the lime in the cement rises to the surface and reacts with carbon dioxide…

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Added by James Wright on April 27, 2015 at 8:10am — No Comments

Can You Find Good Furniture Online?

The Internet has it all...

The World Wide Web has countless wares available for the picking, ranging from groceries, jewelry, clothing, cars and many other essentials.

Now, did you know that you can actually find furniture online as well?

Yes—and not only that...

You can actually find quite a number of good furniture pieces via the online world. To make this possible, however, you need to actually have the right strategies.

So, how do we find good furniture…

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Added by James Wright on April 22, 2015 at 6:31am — No Comments

Young & Green: Alpha on Customer Service, Asian Apple Pears, and Putting a Stop to Soda

You’re reading Young & Green, the new group blog written by participants of GrowNYC’s Youthmarket. This network of urban farm stands is operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and supplies communities throughout NYC with fresh fruits and veggies.…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on April 10, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

“Smart” renovation ideas for your bathroom

Renovations don’t have to be big, messy productions. Some renovations might making small tweaks that just make your home more comfortable. With today’s technology, there’s a gadget for practically everything, even the fixtures in your bathroom. Here are some suggestions for making your bathroom a “smart” bathroom from USA Today writer Nancy Blair.

Bluetooth shower speaker

If you haven’t heard, waterproof shower speakers are the “in” thing these days. No more…

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Added by Matt Vine on April 9, 2015 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Rental vacation property cleaning

In case you plan to rent a vacation property or you own one and you need help in cleaning and maintaining it, here are some tips you can use. You can clean your vacations property or rely on some company to provide professional cleaning of its rooms. Read the following tips and advices which will help you keep it clean and attractive for potential customers. Keeping your rental vacation property clean and flawless is very important to attract new customers, who will rent it and provide you…

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Added by Patricia Cornwell on April 8, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Soup Jazz Easter Sunday: Potato Leek & Mingus

Most weekends, Emily Eagan gets together with her loved ones to cook a big pot of soup and listen to music. She shares the result,…

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Added by Emily Eagan on April 7, 2015 at 9:54am — No Comments

2015 Small town Farmers' Market....Washington, Iowa

   It's the end of March and interest in the opening day for this years Farmers' Market is building. Contacts and inquiries from new growers are coming  every day, there seems to be an increased interest in two major areas:  heirloom and organic produce.

   The maturing tastes of the Farmers' Market buyers is a good omen for those interested in growing the heirloom varieties. They're being encouraged to plunge into this field but to hedge with some of the tried and true more main line…

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Added by Bob Shepherd on March 31, 2015 at 1:13pm — 1 Comment

A year without posting

You would think that I would have more to say on here after being lazy and not posting for a year. Ok three recaps and I will let it go: Chickens; the hoop house still is the Best Idea I Ever Stole (BIIES?) Cold winds Coyotes, and even two rosters in a small flock could not destroy it. The girls stopped laying around December, but picked up in February and now are laying one egg per day (Arcana chickens, so the eggs are just right for Easter!).  I will move them to the open pen in April, so…

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Added by Rick Nichols on March 29, 2015 at 10:09am — 1 Comment

Weekend Seed Sale thru March 31st!

Just announced on facebook....SEED SALE at Mary's Heirloom Seeds!!!!
All of the seeds listed are…
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Added by Marianne Smith on March 28, 2015 at 10:40am — No Comments

Young & Green: Santos on East Harlem, Its History, and Sautéed Spinach

You’re reading Young & Green, the new group blog written by participants of GrowNYC’s Youthmarket. This network of urban farm stands is operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and supplies communities throughout NYC with fresh fruits and veggies.…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on March 27, 2015 at 1:31pm — No Comments

FREE Heirloom SEEDS!

Who doesn't like free stuff???  
This is definitely a deal you shouldn't pass up!…
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Added by Marianne Smith on March 26, 2015 at 11:21am — No Comments

In times of Economic Uncertainty, GROW and SAVE!

Originally shared at Back to the Basics:

Planning for the future is important.  In the words of Jack Reacher (Lee Child), "Hope for the Best.  Plan for the worst."  While we cannot predict the loss of income, unexpected medical bills or car repairs, we should plan ahead and prepare the best we can.…



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Added by Marianne Smith on March 25, 2015 at 10:59am — No Comments

Soup Jazz Sunday Takes a Field Trip: Berkshire Brewing Company Tour!

Most weekends, Emily Eagan gets together with her loved ones to cook a big pot of soup and listen to music. Lucky for us, she shares the resulting recipe and playlist, Soup Jazz Sunday, with HOMEGROWN. Stay tuned for another helping!…

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Added by Emily Eagan on March 24, 2015 at 11:24am — No Comments

Making your Own Urban Farm out of Shipping Container

In recent years, shipping containers have seen many second-hand applications. As almost ideal sustainable building resource, they have been modified into, office spaces, vacation homes, condos, and even bars and public libraries. Their corrugated steel construction makes them rugged, able to withstand vertical and horizontal forces, and their design makes them easy to stack one onto another or interlock at 90 degrees. All these characteristics make them ideal for…

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Added by Sophie Andersen on March 22, 2015 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Young & Green: Hassaballah's Food Diary

You’re reading Young & Green, the new group blog written by participants of GrowNYC’s Youthmarket. This network of urban farm stands is operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and supplies communities throughout NYC with fresh fruits and veggies. Pretty…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on March 11, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

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