FarmBlog: How green is my house…

By April 13, 2015 No Comments

Thank you to all of the generous donors in our fundraising campaign!

With your support we have raised over $700 to buy a new greenhouse!


Do you remember the Jetsons, when you could push a button and a house would fabricate from materials automatically? This doesn’t work like that.


The campaign is not over yet, and we still have miles to go before we sleep.  We need tools, supplies, amendments and a whole host of other things to make this sustainable urban farm work.  If you haven’t contributed yet and would like to, the link is here:

 And if you can’t contribute monetarily you can help by sharing the link on social media, and just talking to your friends, family and neighbors about the importance of sustainable farming.  This project is designed to create food security in an area that desperately needs it, and every bit of support we get from the community will be paid back to the community and beyond.  Thank you again for helping to support our project!

In actual farm news, spring is here!

We’ve seen some promising new growth from the surrounding area and especially from some of our trees!

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A flowering Eastern Redbud Pansy. Is it edible? I dunno… probably?


With spring comes flowers, butterflies, bees… and gophers, cutworm, rabbits and everything else in the world that rang the dinner bell.  This is the main reason why a greenhouse is so important to our operation: protection of seedlings while they mature to become transplants.  Part of the challenge of growing nutritious and delicious food sustainably is that everyone (and everything) wants a piece!  We can go from a tray of seedlings that look like this:

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They are all inside some animal’s stomach now. Don’t cry for them, for they knew no pain.


to one that has been decimated by rats, squirrels and grasshoppers overnight.  The farm team and myself have been working tirelessly (tirelessly!) to identify the challenges of growing in an urban environment and move forward in a sustainable and ethical manner.  Hopefully with some new resources we can get some protected seedlings in the ground and kick this farm off right!