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Tomato Seedlings Ready To Plant In The Mittleider Garden

Intensive Urban Farming Productivity Breakthrough: The Mittleider Method

Published: December 19, 2014

I was surprised to find this information in a rebuttal to John “Grow Your Greens” on YouTube and his discussion of why he doesn’t pursue the Mittleider Method of growing his garden. In the past I’ve been oriented toward organic/permaculture gardening because of concerns over my family’s health. But I think that there are a […]

strawberries in permaculture garden

Permaculture Gardening – The Eco-Friendly Way To Grow Healthful, Organic Food For Your Family

Published: December 12, 2013

I have been researching permaculture gardening, lately, as it pertains to my ability to feed my family of four a significant amount of food from our own garden.  Permaculture gardening was developed by Bill Mollison in Australia and involves a number of inter-connected systems, including catching rain water, building swales, and creating food forests (rather […]

How To Grow Alpine Strawberries From Seed

Growing Alpine Strawberry Plants From Seed

Published: May 9, 2013

If you’ve been disappointed one too many times by the allure of bright-red shiny strawberries from the grocery store that fail to deliver when it comes to taste, growing your own alpine strawberry plants from home is on solution you may want to consider. Alpine strawberries are tiny, aromatic, and flavorful.  Grown and sold in […]

Worm Factory 360 - Vermicomposting

How To Start A Worm Bin – Vermicomposting Delight!

Published: May 8, 2013

If you’ve thought about composting your kitchen scraps, a worm bin is a great way to do it.  An odorless worm composting system is a great addition to your urban farm.  When properly maintained, a worm bin should not smell bad or attract noxious bugs.  Some people even maintain a worm bin inside their home. […]

Home Orchard Society's Progagation Fair - Look At All The Tables of Scion Wood They Are Giving Away For Free!

A Report From The Front Lines Of The Home Orchard Society’s Propagation Fair

Published: March 20, 2013

Last weekend I went to the Home Orchard Society’s propagation fair outside Portland, Oregon.  It was a packed event, attracting several hundred people and featuring FREE (my favorite) scion wood for grapes, cherries, plums, asian plums, peaches, cherries and hundreds of varieties of pears, and over 500 types of apples – many unique, unusual or […]

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Seattle Edible Landscape Design – Results!

Published: March 20, 2013

I couldn’t wait for the day I got back my Edible Landscaping Plan, from Michael, our designer! One of the things I have been most excited about, in terms of getting our new house built, is the opportunity to have my own yard.  Here in the townhouse in Lynnwood, I have a postage-stamp backyard with […]