From Mary's Blog
Saving seeds from your garden bounty is like putting money away for a rainy day. Best of all, saving your own seeds is one of many ways to regain control of your family’s source of food.…Continue
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Firstly, sorry my bad English. I am Brazilian, and here only a privileged few can use English fluently. = (
Well, I would like to relate my experience with composting leftovers from the restaurant at my university!
The project is done by students volunteers, and there is no leaders. We rely on the help of an employee of the university that gives much value to the project (he is on the photos). Each one is responsible for performing activities in one day a week, and when…Continue
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With recent outbreaks of salmonella, e. coli, and listeria, it's understandable that there is concern about safe harvesting and processing…Continue
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What is From the Ground Up?
From the Ground Up is a documentary project that provides an inspiring look at gardeners in three cities, juxtaposing these modern urban farmers with the original Victory Gardeners who during WWII grew food in backyards, on balconies, any wherever they could. At their peak, these gardeners yielded 40% of the produce consumed in the US. Today a Sacramento teacher and her young sons “take on City Hall” to fight for…Continue
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
Check out these inspiring quotes from our interviews with urban farmers across the country…enjoy!
Will Allen, Urban Farmer Growing Power, Milwaukee, WI…
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…Continue
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…
I'm new here, and still learning my way around, but I thought I would go ahead and throw my blog address out, here. I run a daily updated blog called, 'To Sing With Goats, which you can find at: www.lifeatmennageriefarm.blogspot.com
Neither Alex Velez (pictured above with Andrew Monbouquette) nor Nikhil Arora had any idea how to grow food before they met. But in the past couple of years the two cofounders of Back to the Roots have become known as “the mushroom guys” for figuring out how to grow oyster…Continue
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Brooke Budner and Caitlyn Galloway (above with Dan) want nothing more than to make their living as farmers. Since last year they have tried to do just that, tilling the three-quarter acre lot tucked in the southern part of San Francisco that they call Little City Gardens.…Continue
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On Saturday October 29th, I along with other weather-hardy Farm Aid staffers, traveled through rain, wind, snow, and hail to New York City to Occupy Against Big Food.
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For those of you new to my posts, my friend Cheryl and I have started a community garden and urban farm in Baltimore City. This link will take you to the early March section of the blog that shows us meeting with the…Continue
International Women’s Day just flew by! A global day to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. What better way to commemorate this occasion than to share some words from the amazing women farmers that I’ve had the privilege to meet and work with?…
Added by Cara Rosaen on April 21, 2011 at 10:00am — 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!
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
On a late November day in rural Oklahoma, I arrived at the Downing Family Farm just as the husband and wife team of Wes and Kathy Downing were finished haying their cows. The afternoon sun was warming large pastures with nearly dormant Bermuda grass. While many of the black Angus were spread throughout the acreage, a few calves came up to greet me, with a little enticing from an afternoon helping of grain. I had been anxious to see how the Downings were managing their five-year-old…Continue
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