Cecilia Nedelko on Growing Organically

Cecilia Nedelko on Growing Organically Producing an abundant and varied harvest through truly organic techniques.   Cecilia is a Master Gardner, permaculturist, seed saver, a dowser and an herbalist.   Gardening has been a passion all her life.  She is the founder and owner of “Cecilia’s Garden” and has transformed her residence into an urban farm…

Featured Farmer: Steve

Featured Farmer: Steve Bayless   Tell me a little about your urban farm. What is your farm’s name? Size? What are you growing? What kind of climate are you growing in? Our farm is named Amado Gardens and it is on a 1/8 acre plot (which includes our house).  We are growing tomatoes, kale, green…

What is Permaculture, Anyway?

What is Permaculture, Anyway? By Tayler Jenkins Permaculture has received a lot of hype in the sustainable farming world — perhaps you’ve even incorporated some of its principles in your own garden or life. But what exactly does it mean? How is a permaculture farm different than any farm that uses organic or sustainable practices? In order to…

Sheet Mulching with Greg Peterson

Sheet Mulching with Greg Peterson   Building healthy soil is one of the biggest challenges in growing healthy food.  Healthy soil is a balanced mix of: dirt, which contains minerals from broken-down rock; organic material like leaves, sticks and mulch; air space, so your soil is not too compact; living organisms like worms and microorganisms…

China’s Polluted Land… Our Polluted Food

China’s Polluted Land… Our Polluted Food By Greg Peterson I am continually on the lookout for valuable data to share in our Urban Farm Lifestyle Newsletter. In doing this, I watch several areas for information that significantly effects our food system and the general sustainability of our culture. I do my best to avoid the…