Empty tree hole with dirt mound surrounding it

Fruit Trees: New Challenges Require Better Preparations

The Fruit Tree Program’s Updated Planting Recommendations.
Here at The Urban Farm Nursery, are very aware that the conditions our trees face these days are hotter, drier, and harsher. We’ve experienced losses and struggles too and know the heartbreak of having to remove a tree that did not thrive. We are also hearing from our customers who share their concerns, asking us to help out to save their trees. We care too much to not do something about it and help our customers take the steps towards fruit tree success.

What is this gross stuff in my yard?

It can be a little unnerving to come across something that looks like vomit in your yard.  I had to do some serious double checking the first few times I saw in my yard since I do not have any pets that have access to the yard and researched this topic quite a bit.  Here is what is happening…

Farmer Greg under a tree

599: Building Healthy Soil with Five Essential Components

Gardening tips, tricks, and advice, in short bite-size episodes – Greg kicks off this episode with answering two questions from our listeners that focus on aspects of looking at pest management from a different angle. Tying into our main focus, Greg shares with us the concept of understanding natural pest management and…

580: Jessica Smith on Healthy Soil and Healthy Plants

How healthy soil supports healthy plants and how growing food can solve many of the world’s problems An inspiring conversation with Jessica Smith on the importance of healthy soil, an overlooked resource that could solve many of the world’s problems. Jessica shares the story of her journey towards understanding life within soil and how…

570: Matt Arthur on Bokashi Composting

Composting food anaerobically – Composting provides many benefits to the garden, yet, people hesitate to compost for various reasons, mainly the aggresive odors that come with the process. However, Matt Arthur is utilizing a composting system on his farm not common to…

569: Angeline Young about Starting from Scratch

Creating a garden with little money, space, or experience. Many people believe gardening requires money, experience, and a yard with ample space. However, Angeline Young has been an urban apartment dweller most her life and recently, she put herself to the challenge while adding…

555: Mykl Nelson on Healthy Urban Soil

Can there be too much organic matter in your garden? Growing a healthy garden requires a good balance of healthy soil. Mykl Nelson had studied agriculture for several years and conducted soil analyses of multiple organic farms. What he discovered was a shocking truth about soil health. Listen in to learn about what is over-enrichment, acknowledging diverse soil conditions, and Mykl’s unbelievable solution that turns food waste back into high quality protein.

Episode 509: Dr. Elise Gornish on Seed balls.

509: Elise Gornish on Seed Balls

Giving nature a helping hand by restoring vegetation. – In This Podcast: How can we revitalize arid areas in a logistically feasible way? Dr. Elise Gornish walks us through the process of working with land and stakeholders to restore their land using seed balls. Learn about seed balls: making them, and…