Oh my! What a weekend I had. We were supposed to have gone to Washington DC this weekend as I was registered to run in the Cherry Blossom 10-miler, but we have been going non-stop and decided to stay put this weekend. That gave me that chance to work on the garden some. As a result I got quite a bit done.
On Saturday I worked on weeding and tilling up some of the beds a bit. Hard work for sure. I had put down compost from my compost bin in the fall, and so the soil is very…
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“I don’t want chickens in backyards because they’re dirty, and I don’t want to be that personally acquainted with my food,” said council member Jan Robison.
In many urban and suburban communities, residents are starting to take an interest in owning chickens; backyard chicken ownership is on the upswing. People are recognizing how easy it is to care for them, the benefits of fresh eggs, free fertilizer and automatic…
I'm to busy being homegrown to blog on more than one site but if I could post it here as well I would do so gladly :)
Added by Juli on March 31, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Check out this fantastic article on NPR regarding more females croppin' up to lead the modern day farming frontier~
Growing, nurturing, providing and nourishing is such a fundamental aspect of the feminine. Go ladies!
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I've been tending to the tomatoes, peppers and broccoli seedlings in our bedroom the past month. Yes, perhaps I was a bit eager with starting them, but I don't mind watching them grow. A little taste of spring perhaps. Spring just can't get here fast enough. Anyway, the tomatoes are really starting to get bigger so I needed to upgrade them a bit from their original peat pellets into larger pots. (Makes me think of that book A Fish Out Of Water). Anyway, I did that this evening outside…Continue
Energy: slightly bitter, astringent, warm
Properties: astringent, hemostatic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, vulnerary
Constituents: tannins, bitter glycosides, nicotianic acid, silicic acid, vitamins B and K, iron, cholene, carotene.
Agrimony is an herb that partially works by creating balance. Agrimony doesn't necessarily just ease tension or increase tone as much as it will set the course for…
Added by Erica L Kroll on March 30, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
For an introduction and background about Boone St. urban garden in the Greenmount West neighborhood of Baltimore City:…Continue
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-by Megen Hall, High Mowing Organic Seeds Sales Associate
Cover cropping and green manuring are good gardening practices for a number of reasons: they improve soil structure and fertility, increase organic matter, loosen compacted soils, reduce weeds, control erosion, and attract pollinating insects. …Continue
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This past summer, I decided I wanted to spend more time in Detroit doing some urban gardening. I called up the volunteer coordinator of the Greening of Detroit to find out about volunteer days and she sent me to the Oakland Community Garden on the north end of the city. There I met Jerry Hebron, who…
Added by Cara Rosaen on March 28, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
Ever since the widespread release of the movie Food, Inc. in the summer of 2009, film and food seem to be on a honeymoon of sorts. New flicks documenting the state of our food system are released almost as frequently as the cows need milking, and food film festivals have been taking place in cities…
Added by Cara Rosaen on March 26, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
My friend Cheryl and I have been gardening in small separate plots in Baltimore City for the past few years. This year, we have adopted two large vacant lots- about a quarter of an acre - and are planning an urban farm and community garden. (That's me in the black, red, and gold t-shirt.)