Housing Animals on an Urban Farm

Housing Animals on an Urban Farm By Liz Greene If you’re looking to expand your urban farming effort to include animals, it’s important to check your city’s zoning codes to determine what animals are allowed — and under what conditions. If you have approval from the city, consider getting your neighbors’ blessing before you buy…

Wake Up Your Urban Farm WIth Livestock! Creating Value and Balance… with a Side of Eggs and Milk

Registration Coming Soon! Classes run on Tuesdays at 11am Mountain time from November 3rd to December 1st (excluding November 24th) Wake Up Your Urban Farm with Livestock! is a 4-week online course based on simple (yet powerful) design ideas: Considering how elements on your farm fit together for mutual benefit, Understanding flow and streamlining your farm for efficiency, Reducing inputs…

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The Buzz on Julia’s Bees

The Buzz on Julia’s Bees Greetings urban farmers! My name is Julia, and I keep bees in the middle of Des Moines, Iowa. When we first got honeybees, we had four kids ages 8 – 14 years in our average suburban house. We have neighbors on all sides and have an average sized yard. We have…

Featured Beekeeper: Julia

Featured Beekeeper: Julia   What initially sparked your interest in keeping bees? The desire to continue my daughter’s hobby and curiosity as well as the observation hives that we see at the state fair and nature centers, and of course, Ms. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus sparked the interest. Did you have any hesitations…