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Strawberry Sour Cream Brown Sugar Soaked Oat Muffins

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Added by Kirsten Madaus on June 17, 2013 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Second Crop: Five Acres of Weeds

It's Saturday night, and the thunder is rolling into town. Crackling outside the open bedroom window, the claps sounding as if they are over the lake. The breezy air has finally cooled, and the drops are just starting to settle on the pavement below. Miss N is making magic in the kitchen downstairs. The whir of the Kitchen Aid and clanking of pans will yield homemade ice cream sandwiches by the end of the night. And yet, it feels quiet. Quiet in my head and in my heart. Calm.…

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Added by vanessa jean on June 17, 2013 at 11:11am — 1 Comment

New Farm Business Model - YHOT Club (Young Hippies of Today)

The mission of ENFB is to alleviate hunger in USDA Food Desert Districts across America by soliciting, collecting, hydroponically growing, and packaging food for distribution through a network of agencies and programs, as well as provide opportunities for partial self-sufficiency and financial sustainability provided by a unique collaboration of a Food Bank, a Farmers Market and a Hydroponic Facility all under one roof, supporting each other, managed by a new farm family, decreasing the…

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Added by Jim Garza on May 3, 2013 at 8:22pm — 1 Comment

Marketing Yourself and Overcoming Financial Obstacles When Farming, Zoe Bradbury of Valley Flora Farm, Langlois, OR

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There are constant hurdles to overcome when you are growing your farm. Whether you are just starting out, or you have been farming for a while, there is always some sort of issue. The best thing you can do for yourself and your business is to stay positive, work things through, adapt, act, and survive. This farm podcast episode travels to Oregon to speak with a farmer about some of those obstacles and the clever ways she has found to overcome them.

Things are…

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Added by John Suscovich on March 18, 2013 at 8:02pm — No Comments

GFP 004:Learning to Appreciate Success When Faced With Burnout, Berni Ortensi of Ortensi Family Farm, New York

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There are times in life that you need to stop and smell the roses. It is important whether you are running a small business, or you just generally lead a busy life. It is important to take stock of why you are working so hard, and to appreciate your accomplishments.

I often find it is in these moments of reflection that good things happen. I firmly believe that the harder you work, the luckier you get (not my saying, but I'll borrow it). While it is good practice…

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Added by John Suscovich on March 12, 2013 at 8:52am — No Comments

Episode One of the Growing Farms Podcast: Show Introduction | How do you define success as a farmer? Why is it important to do so?

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Click Here for the Original Farm Podcast Blog Post

This is the very first episode of the Growing Farms Podcast. You may have caught the…

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Added by John Suscovich on February 12, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Living The Good Life - Walking in the footsteps to Scott & Helen Nearing

 Living The Good Life

Walking in the footsteps of Scott & Helen Nearing



Greg Joly and Mary Diaz purchased a piece of land in Jamaica Vermont and hand built a homestead. Following in the footsteps of Scott and Helen Nearing who in 1932 left New York City to establish a homestead in Jamaica Vermont. There experiment in living the simple life, building…

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Added by Bruce Weaver on September 27, 2012 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Demonstration Farm Offers Diverse Education

Cielo Sand Hodson at Broadened Horizons Organic Farm
Feeding the rooster a wild strawberry and meeting a…
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Added by Flour Sack Mama on June 30, 2012 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Why Eat Local Food?

Why Eat Local Food?

Organically Grown, Hydroponic…
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Added by Flour Sack Mama on June 30, 2012 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Learn what kind of food license you need to sell your pickles, jams, eggs, meat, and more!

Here in Baltimore, we have learned that value-added products such as pickles and jams, dried teas and spice rubs, drinks, baked goods, and more can really supplement the income you earn to support your homestead or urban garden project.

Especially for our urban farm, where we want to…

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Added by Aliza Ess on May 9, 2012 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Who is an urban farmer? Sneak peek video!

Our latest video featuring urban farmers from across the country + stop motion vegetables.  Stay tuned for full trailer coming in April!

Added by Growing Cities on March 22, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Season 3 - The Next Chapter

It has been a long time since I've added a post to this blog or even checked in on this page. As last season ended I believed that I would no longer be gardening our beautiful plot of land at Virgate Farm in Mt. Airy, Maryland. With a move to Baltimore and a new job I had put the garden behind me a blazed ahead as I always do. Last week I made a pit stop into my old stomping grounds at Cafe Nola to see some familiar faces and enjoy a delicious cup of Illy coffee. While I was there, I heard…

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Added by Farm Frederick on February 28, 2012 at 1:23pm — 5 Comments

HoneyBea Farm, the Beginning

HoneyBea taste-testing the garlic

Welcome to HoneyBea Farm. We are a small urban farmstead with just over an acre, a couple…

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Added by Jen Garrison on January 26, 2012 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Inspiring Quotes from Five Urban Farmers



Check out these inspiring quotes from our interviews with urban farmers across the country…enjoy!

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Will Allen, Urban Farmer Growing Power, Milwaukee, WI…

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Added by Growing Cities on January 20, 2012 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Oh, what a year for Growing Cities!

The end of 2011 marks a year of production on Growing Cities for Dan and I (Andrew)!  We feel so fortunate and pleased to be working on this film and can’t wait to have a final product to show everyone.  Although there is a long road ahead to reach that point we’ve really come a long way in twelve months. From dreaming of the open road and planning the itinerary last winter, to the road trip this summer, to a three-month stay in San Francisco transcribing the film – we have experienced and…

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Added by Growing Cities on December 21, 2011 at 11:04am — 2 Comments

Top Turkeys Go from Small Farm to Thanksgiving Table

My visit to see the turkeys at River Ridge Farms disrupted their latest move from one stretch of pasture to another. Verlinda Waters had the tractor backed up to move the large wooden roost she and her husband had built by hand.  One turkey sat leisurely atop the roost while the other gobblers gathered around a water pan and their keeper was polite enough to chat with me.  These preening, lavish birds were accustomed to…

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Added by Flour Sack Mama on November 23, 2011 at 8:07pm — 2 Comments

Rooster Kung Fu

I've been hanging out with our chickens a lot more these past couple weeks and I've noticed a number of things that both delight and concern me. The roosters don't get along with each other. If that weren't bad enough, I believe each of them want me dead. I've never had a pet who wanted to kill before. I've also never had a pet that, if time's got tough,  I could legally eat before. Try explaining that to a rooster though. Roosters don't care about reason... they're not trying to understand…

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Added by Farm Frederick on April 25, 2011 at 6:38pm — 7 Comments

Seedling Mistakes

This is cross-posted from my blog www.wolfandfinch.wordpress.com. I am starting a series on the various mistakes I'm making as I set up my urban homestead in Vancouver BC. Lots of fodder as I've started my seedlings!

 

http://wolfandfinch.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/new-post-series-mistakes/

Added by Caitlin Hertzman on April 5, 2011 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

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