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His Dream: An Urban Farm in This Rundown House

At ecoRI, Frank Carini has a story about an unusual ambition.

“Julian Forgue’s life, at least his professional one, revolves around food,” writes Carini. “He owns the popular restaurant Julians on Broadway , just opened Pizza J a street over on Westminster, operates a catering business and has a food bus. 253 more words

Peas: Harvesting, Cooking & Eating

It’s spring and spring means peas! Lots of peas! I planted two crops of “Telephone Peas” but nearly half if them turned out to be snow peas! 246 more words

Urban Farming

Backyard Chickens: Candling Eggs

So you’ve got chooks and a rooster and you want some chicks. But how do you know if the rooster is doing his job?

The way to check eggs to see if they are fertile is called “candling”. 122 more words

Urban Farming

Urban Farming: Tools & Tool Maintenance

In order to garden your patch effectively, you’re going to need to have a few good tools. Not heaps, unless you need particular tools for particular jobs, just a few good ones. 515 more words

Urban Farming

Urban Farmer

We live in a urban area.  Kind of.  The Bay Area is also simultaneously quite suburban in character, but with all the amenities of a metropolis as well.   344 more words

Parenting Survival Tips

Wooden Pallets and Urban Farming


I’m not cheap!

I just wanted to get that out of the way immediately.

I’m frugal, not cheap.

Thus my love affair with wooden pallets. 506 more words

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My Edible Balcony: Container Gardens

Container gardening is not for the faint-hearted. It requires time and a little more patience but if you have little space it is the solution! When I became pregnant with my son I decided I wanted to live near the beach so I could go for beach walks. 572 more words

Urban Permaculture