Urban Farming on a Different Scale
Many of you know that this past January I moved out of the Urban Farm. What you may not know is that I am exploring how we can significantly grow the Urban Farming conversation bigger in the world. Not to worry though, The Urban Farm is in GREAT hands as I have rented it to an incredible family who is committed to keeping it thriving..
For years I have pondered what I would do with a different space…how would I create the next Urban Farm? And so the new urban farm adventure begins.
My new space is a delightful townhome with an awesome south-facing 302-square-foot back patio. I have to say I could not have planned it any better. As you can imagine, I immediately put on my farm-planning cap and began cooking up the next urban farm. Unfortunately the space is not big enough for chickens, which I would love to have, but I am efficiently using the space, which includes:
• Delightful growing beds fashioned from three, reused ‘kiwi’ crates from Sprouts that are 2 feet by 3 feet, 18 square feet total growing space
• One Awesome Tower Garden from Juice Plus – Learn more about Tower Garden’s Click Here
• At least 30 pots of all sizes and shapes
• A barbeque with a side burner so I can harvest and cook on the spot
• A teeny dining table and two chairs
• And magically, one full-size Arizona Sweet orange tree!
The first kiwi crate was planted in June when I arrived here and I have been harvesting nice handfuls of basil for my Caprese Salads all summer. Watch for my blog and Facebook posts as the garden grows to see some of the innovative ways I grow food in my small space.
People say to me all the time, hey I can’t grow anything I only have a small space. I tell them to plant herbs in a pot. They are the simplest plants to grow and the most expensive to buy and there is nothing like fresh-cut healthy herbs to enhance your favorite dishes.
I promise there will be much more to share in the coming weeks and months and I look forward to doing just that.
Your Urban Farmer