Posts Tagged ‘organic’
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First, I want to tell you that I really enjoyed learning about vermicomposting from my new friend Momone. If you don’t know what vermicomposting is, it’s basically using captive worms to make compost on a smaller scale than a compost pile in your yard. See the definition further down in the article for the more scientific […]
Remember that many local farms offer U-Pick throughout the growing season….
Recent Topics: The Latest From the Garden…2014 SEASON
Deborah Niemann runs ‘Antiquity Oaks Farm’ with her family, in rural Illinois. She has just published her first book, “Homegrown and Handmade: A Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living”, (New Society Publishers, 2011).
Yes, folks, it’s that time of year. Time to go through the seed catalogs, if you haven’t already placed your orders during the dreary winter days. Time to think about preparing the soil, investigating best planting techniques to ward off summer pests, and draw up some plans for this years delicious yields. (Pictured: Harambee Community Garden in […]
In case you haven’t noticed, urban chicken farming is becoming more and more common in Chicago. With the growing interest in eating fresher, healthier food, Chicagoans have taken this food ethic in hand – it is after all, a way of life. Pioneers in do-it-yourself urban agriculture are surfacing all over the city. And not […]