I live in Columbus, Ohio on a .28-acre plot. I have a corner lot and it is mostly flat but I do have a slight slope at the East side of my yard. My front yard is larger than my back yard; therefore, I planted a vegetable and rain garden in my front yard.
By Anne-Marie Miller. I would like to take you, with my words, to a special place. At first glance it might not seem special to you. Just a bit of land nestled by a house of prayer, with a creek running through the back of the property. It has a small wire fence of sorts enclosing small measured plots. Is this a place for the dead to rest, you ask?
At one time, seed saving was a necessity. Gardeners and farmers carefully selected and stored the best seeds from their harvests, ensuring they had seed for planting in subsequent years. The knowledge of pollination, purity, harvesting and storage of seeds was all part of survival and learned within the family and community.
By Guest Blogger Connie Sumberg. Apple Pie Jam is a low-sugar or low-honey cooked jam made with Pomona’s Pectin. Pomona’s Pectin contains no sugar or preservatives and jells reliably with low amounts of any sweetener.
My farm is technically suburban I guess, since I am just walking distance from town. We call it Erlengrabenli. My husband’s family has had a farm for many generations in Switzerland named Erlengraben (Willow ditch).
By Simon Huntley. Editor’s Note: This is Chapter 2 of Cultivating Customers: A Farmer’s Guide to Online Marketing by Simon Huntley just released in October 2016. If you have any interest in marketing your farm online, it’s a must-read!
By Emily Powell. If you’re paying attention to national food fads, or you shop at Whole Foods, or you subscribe to any sort of social or broadcasting media, you’ve probably seen coconut oil advertised a time or two.
By Greg Peterson. I was reading an article by Colin the No Impact Man recently, and in his post he opened the door to begin exploring just how to go about changing peoples minds about living with a lighter footprint.
Our farm name is Live Simply Live Richly Farm. We have a year round, homemade geothermal hoop-house. We make things people normally buy like soap, lard, yogurt, sauerkraut, and many other things. The farm is roughly 8,000 square ft.
By Emily Powell. We spend a lot of time here at Urban Farm U talking about growing our own food in local, small-scale agriculture. But what’s the deal with our national agricultural industry, anyways?