January Topic – To Compost or Not to Compost Greg, hello, My husband and I visited your Urban Farm about a year ago. We loved it. We’re planning on implementing…
For several years the Urban Farm has regularly been opened for tours and classes. The intent of these events is to share with visitors different green lifestyle choices available.
Imagine for a moment that you jump into your car that has been sitting in the sun in the middle of August or January for that matter – it’s kinda hot to oh my gosh. You burn your hands on the steering wheel.
The Urban Farm is the home where I live, located in the middle of Phoenix, AZ. These days I call the Urban Farm an environmental showcase home, which sports a primarily edible landscape, 60 fruit trees, rainwater and greywater harvesting, two kinds of solar panels,
My goal is to have some kind of fresh fruit to eat each month. I’m doing pretty good with: fresh stone fruit (peaches, plums, apricots and nectarines) from April to July; apples and pears from June to September; pomegranates and figs in September and October; six different kinds of citrus from November to March.
Often the notion of an urban farm is sequestered in the thought that an urban farm is a FARM, with bad smells, chemical cocktails and all the ickies that come with a farm.
Just what is greywater you ask? It is all the water that comes out of your sinks (not including your kitchen), showers and washing machine. Yeah and what do you do with it?
I live in the heart of Phoenix Arizona, and 17 years ago I purchased my home on 1/3 of an acre to expand my gardening habit, as it had always been my goal to be an organic farmer.