My normal tendency, in just about everything I've ever done, is to jump right in, feet first and just start. No questions asked... just get the ball rolling, get on top of it and try not to fall off. As crazy as that sounds, this method has helped me accomplish a lot of things in my life. Things I would have never done had I thought it through. I was a Marine, for example, when I was 18... I'd never do that now! Mostly because I'm older and I get tired quicker and the thought of people…Continue
I've been in love with farming since 2008, when I started hanging out with Loran Shallenberger, a great guy and a very talented farmer who was living near the base of Sugarloaf mountain at the time. I started helping Loran, who had just begun his own farm project called North Comus Acres on a rented piece of farmland. Loran raised hogs, chickens and grew vegetables, and we became good friends. I helped Loran, alongside my daughter Amber, who was 7 or 8 at the time for the better part of 2…Continue
Exciting news! Wanted to let everyone know we’re seeking a part-time, spring/summer Truck Farm Education Coordinator to begin in mid/late April. All details below.
Position Title: Truck Farm Education Coordinator
Date(s): May – September 2012
Wage: 25-30 hrs/week, $10.25 per hour
Program overview: Truck Farm is an edible education…
Added by Growing Cities on March 14, 2012 at 2:28pm — No Comments
Finally catching up on the blog – its been a crazy last few weeks literally glued to our computer screens. But we’re making progress!
Here are some photos of our visit at Hayes Valley Farm – a 2.5 acre community and educational farm in the middle of San Francisco. The farm is located on an old freeway on-ramp and when you step on the farm you can still see the where the roadway…
Added by Growing Cities on November 23, 2011 at 10:49am — No Comments
Well friends it is time to think about raising pigs again. If you are interesed in pastured pork from the barry farm please let us know as soon as possible. We are buying a boar and a gilt from Nonesuch Farm but they are not for eating. However we have made contact with another family farm near Shiner who does have some barrows ( neutered males) available but they go very fast. They are…Continue
Added by Geoffrey Smith on November 11, 2011 at 10:21pm — No Comments
After some discussion, we cut down the two crepe myrtles in our front flower beds. They didn't do anything for us, except look nekked half of the year and shed petals onto the cars the other half of the year. A little bit at a time, we are going to replace our non-edible landscaping with something that we can put into our tummies!
In the place of one of the trees, we planted a "tri-apple." Three varieties of apples gafted onto a single trunk. We have a Dorsett Golden…Continue