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Our Seed Sharing Station

Posted by LizM - Site Moderator on November 11, 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

We built this in cooperation with our local thrift store - Jacob's Dream. Food security is becoming a critical pressing issue as food benefits are being drastically cut across the country.

The people affected by these cuts are predominantly children, the elderly, veterans and people with disabilities.

One of the ways we can all help is to grow more food to share with food banks and our neighbors.

Seed sharing helps us grow more.

It's very easy to set one up. Find…


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What is Resilience? What does it mean to Thrive. 9 Books Worth Reading

Posted by LizM - Site Moderator on February 3, 2012 at 10:14pm 0 Comments

At a personal and at the community level we are all looking for ways to thrive in tough times. It is surely a struggle our families and our friends. So much change, so much uncertainty even as we hear the economy is improving.... It is not improving for many of us. This is a list of my favorite books to help you get way beyond survival. We can dream bigger dreams while recognizing our interdependence. There is a new vision emerging...join us!…


New USDA Hardiness Zone Map

Posted by LizM - Site Moderator on February 21, 2012 at 12:58pm 1 Comment

According to the USDA:

"The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released the new version of its Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM), updating a useful tool for gardeners and researchers for the first time since 1990 with greater…


5 Biggest Gardening or Farming Mistakes You’ll Make BEFORE You Ever Plant a Seed

Posted by Stacey Murphy on March 7, 2013 at 5:04am 0 Comments

People are really excited about growing their own food. When we practice urban farming or gardening,we celebrate ancient wisdom of nourishing our bodies, our communities, and our land. There’s a reason there’s been a …

10 Ways to Prepare for the Success of Your Yardshare Garden this Winter

Posted by LizM - Site Moderator on December 20, 2009 at 8:00pm 5 Comments

garden can in snow

As gardeners of all stripes will tell you, winter is the planning season. Stuck inside, with little chance to get your hands dirty, it is the perfect time to pause and reflect. What will your garden be? Who will you bring into the project? What are your hopes? How will you get the resources together? What will you plant? What worked last year and what did not? There is a lot to…


Preparing to reignite the homesteading fire...

Posted by Jenny on January 31, 2013 at 12:35pm 1 Comment

So it's been a long while since I visited this site.  Much has happened in that time.  Two chickens lost to dog attack, started a full-time job which caused my 2012 veg garden to suffer greatly, got divorced... it's been a busy time.  However, my new best friend lives across the street and can't wait to help me revive my once thriving practice -- growing food in my 10 raised beds, tending my mini fruit orchard, and helping me acclimate the two new pullets I’ll bring into the family this…


SFG Guru Mel Bartholomew answers my question about peat moss sustainability.

Posted by LizM - Site Moderator on September 19, 2012 at 3:17pm 0 Comments

I got to ask Mel Bartholomew father of the Square Foot Gardening method what he thought about the issues some people see around peat moss. I learned a bit - enjoy

Are you a Square Foot Gardener? What's your experience? How many beds do you have and what do you grow?

Sharon Astyk and the Right to Live Sustainably

Posted by LizM - Site Moderator on November 15, 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

Sharon Astyk is one of my favorite thinkers on resilience and sustainability. She brings it down to the ground where it belongs. In this blog she covers what we need to get sustainability working in our neighborhoods. It's going to take more than canning, kale and clotheslines. It's going to take getting involved at the municipal level as an organized group and at a national level. Many of the things that make living in the burbs potentially sustainable - are actually illegal at this time.…


Hoops on the beds

Posted by Steve & Carol Griffith on January 13, 2012 at 11:01pm 0 Comments


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