Spring is around the corner and now is a great time to start your indoor seeds. Average last frost in Austin (Zone 8) is Feb 28-Mar 31, which makes yesterday the 6 weeks before the last frost date - perfect time for most the vegetables I'm growing.
I'm trying out a new seed starter kit this year. Although I usually enjoy mixing my own starter soil, using the the pellet tray was a great way to… Continue
Added by michael on January 19, 2010 at 10:39am —
BK Farmyards is a new urban farming network in Brooklyn. Our mission is to increase access to healthy affordable food to Brooklyn residents through increasing urban food production and providing jobs for urban farmers. We started last year by turning backyards into farmyards, offering the first CSA with all produce grown in Brooklyn. We are building on last year’s success with new sites, more farmers and more CSAs. We are working with the High School for Public Service to create a new Youth… Continue
Added by bee on January 15, 2010 at 5:05pm —
Local non-profit GROW AND SHARE is seeking seed. If you have any packets you won't be using, or even parts of leftover packets, we would love to have them. Please visit http://www.growandshare.org for address/phone to donate by mailing them or to arrange pickup for larger amounts of seed.
We focus on shared and community gardening to fight hunger. Donate your un-needed seed, we will grow your seeds into plants, and in April we… Continue
Added by thewhatleys on January 13, 2010 at 9:00pm —
This video - and the lack of dirt, sun and space at home - have inspired me to get on Craiglist and Freecycle and get out the power tools. Looks like I'll need:
a 10-gallon fish tank (or a plastic storage tote - cheaper and keeps out the light just as well)
aquarium parts - bubbler motor, hose, something to disburse the air
After reading an article in Mother Earth News I've been inspired to keep a spreadsheet on the costs and savings from having a vegetable garden this year. I have a scale that I will weigh my harvest with and then will check out local prices for organic produce to compare. I've already started my spreadsheet with costs so far.
So for set up this season, including hiring the… Continue
2 tbsp olive oil 1.5 cups carrots, chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 3 scallions, chopped 1 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp herbes de province (or thyme) 1/2 tsp cumin 1.25 qt organic chicken broth 24 oz no salt added ground tomatoes (I used a box of Pomi) 1 cup dried lentils (any color) 4 cups roughly chopped kale leaves and stems 2 sweet… Continue
I may be way behind the curve on this, but I had the epiphany recently that I can make pesto out of any green. Yes, I've made oodles of basil and cilantro pesto, but arugula, kale, spinach, leeks...oh my, I'm so excited!
So, here's my kale pesto recipe You'll need: One bunch fresh kale (local and organic if you can) 1/2 C. nuts - (note: I'm not a big fan of pine nuts, so I use a mix of roasted salted almonds and cashews. You should feel free to use…
Greenhouse 2 is well on its way to relocation here at Grow And Share in Zebulon, NC USA.
This past weekend, volunteers Riley E., Mitch A., Craig A., AJ B., and Frank and Kay Whatley took down all of the electrical systems. Heater, fans, and other components have been taken down and readied for the move.
This upcoming Saturday, December 12th, a group of volunteers and the local Crop Mob will be taking down the greenhouse structure and plastic and loading it into trucks. We… Continue
Answering these questions:
What can I use to dye paper?
What can I use to make all-natural dyes?
How do I dye paper?
How can I make homemade wrapping paper?
How can I wrap gifts with newspaper and not endure as much mockery?
How can I make compostable wrapping paper?
Where can I find a good stamp store in New York?
What did Steven give Heather for her 24th birthday?
Besides the fact that I am literally the world's worst gift wrapper and… Continue
If you've never heard of Cold Antler Farm or Jenna Woginrich nows a good time to learn about this fiesty farmer doing the homegrown boogey. Check out her blog @ http://coldantlerfarm.blogspot.com. She's in something of a pickle right now and could use a little encouragement and moral support. No one should have to give up on a true dream of living a simpler life! I personally find her story inspiring - she's the reason I've given over to my… Continue
Added by lasharb on November 30, 2009 at 7:09pm —
(for the version with links and pictures, click here)
Every homestead needs its Jack, the brindle bull dog that in one chapter of Little House you think drowns while they're fording the river in the covered wagon and you cry, maybe as recently as age 23, only to -spoiler alert-! get to the part where they hear a noise outside and it's Jack, he hasn't died, and he… Continue
So about two months ago I started a blog because I was (still am!) funemployed and crawling the fuck out of my skin. And, hey, do I understand machines and technology enough to get an RSS feed cooking on my page sans errors and a mess of struggle? No. Just, decidedly no. Hence, I'm going to try to do some hoodrat copy and paste business, and maybe dreams will happen. My blog is fairly tranny, but it's my attempt to… Continue
Thank you, Eastern Wake News & Denise Sherman, for today’s write-up of Grow And Share - http://www.easternwakenews.com/news/story/5464.html . It includes information on Grow And Share’s history, its upcoming activities, and recent school gardens construction and scout meeting.
Reporter Sherman mentioned that she had become aware of Grow And Share because of the… Continue
Added by thewhatleys on November 25, 2009 at 11:20am —