since i have moved to portland, i have not quite been able to get into the gardening "scene" so to speak. my apartment is begging to be transformed.
i've planted rosemary outside my bathroom window with the theory that rosemary grows monstrously large and smells great when it rains. being one of my favorite smells, i am hoping it can be a natural freshener for the bathroom.
i am looking into doing a worm box, but i want to keep my costs minimum. aside from the…Continue
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I think tonight at 8:30 I will turn everything off for Earthhour and think about the Fukushima 50 who will not likely survive to see their grand kids grow up. It's not the CEOs or the Government Ministers who will be going in to clean up the mess. They are busy covering up the records of years of safety violations. As it ever is it will be working people who die for our energy profligacy and our unwillingness to get serious about renewables. Coal miners, nuclear workers, oil rig people who…Continue
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Sacred Tapestry Community Garden group on Facebook
Come play in the dirt with us! Have lots of heirloom tomato seeds to trade...Moon and Stars watermelon.. heirloom Butternut.
Added by Phil Young on March 23, 2011 at 6:54am — No Comments
to commemorate the creation of our front yard garden, i started a blog! "Rousseau's Garden" is available at http://rousseausgarden.wordpress.com/. seriously, folks -- i just started it, so i've only made one post. i'll be adding pictures later.
i'm new to the blogosphere, but i'm excited to share our experience and hope to remember to update daily. if i get behind, perhaps my hyperlocavore friends will prod me...
Added by Jenny on March 20, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
Anthony Spangler turned me on to SIPs -- I can't wait to try this method!! Here's a great Flickr stream showing variations on the theme: http://www.flickr.com/photos/greenscaper/sets/72157624321548672/
Photo by member Melanie Ragan
1. Start with fresh seed starting mix if possible - avoid peat moss which is not renewable. Seed starting mix is light weight and sterile. Most store bought stuff has extra fertilizers in…Continue
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I have a sow, Penny, that is due tomorrow..... in theory. For tomorrow to be acurate it means that I saw the deed on THE day I have marked on my calander and I didn't miss a midnight rendvous....
I am a very nervous soon to be first ever litter of brand spanking new pig babies! Sure I have had pigs before, even bought them as babies, but these will be my FIRST ones brand spoanking new fresh from the pig kinda babies....
Penny the pig momma has lost intrest in…Continue
I was talking to my cousin the other day. She and her husband run a small business which requires a lot of miles. Like a lot of folks these days, she's worried about gas topping 5 dollars a gallon due to all the strife in the Middle East. My cousin spends about 600 dollars a month on fuel now. Assuming she's spending 3 bucks a gallon 5 bucks could be bad for their small business. I know for a lot of us that is a very scary number busting our already tight budgets. What some folks are doing…Continue
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Got up at 5am, got tired of staring at the top of the bunk bed. Did some laundry. Fed the kids. Made the little one pretty for his class pictures - sadly, I guess Mom did not get the shot I sent of him before I got his hair done. Swept the floor, made a tablecloth, prettied up the table with said new tablecloth, started more laundry to hang on the line, and was attacked by clouds. They went in the dryer. Naturally, about halfway through the cycle, the clouds went away. Checked the weather.…Continue
Added by Jana Franzen on February 23, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
So, I've decided that I'm going to do this properly this year, since I've got the time, and the space, and still have no grocery store in town.
I've already bought some seeds, and started some inside.
The big garden is tilled. The boys have cleared off their patches, and raked out the garlic patch. We've dug half of it up - sorry, there's no way we need that much garlic! - and the elder brat intends to plant corn there instead. The little one has chosen…Continue
This is a response to Crunchy Chickens call for a day of blogging in response to the attempt of the Dervaes Family trademarking the…Continue
I have been really into this year long blog-a-thon focused on meat preserving skills. Charcuterie and cheese personally has always represented the good life to me. If I was doing well I would always have more cheese and cured meats around. So I was thrilled to hear about Charcutepalooza started by…Continue
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I have the following rooftop farming domains registered and didn't end up doing anything with them. No buildings where I am right now.
Free and looking for a good home.
Added by Eddy on February 9, 2011 at 1:02pm — No Comments
It looks like a lot of people around the world are getting tired of our governments either not acting or activly conspiring with international businesess to thwart the purpose of the climate talks. I am much encouraged that so many people are taking over the real work,
Added by Pego on February 6, 2011 at 3:51pm — No Comments
Winter has finally caught up with Mary and I
We've been sharing the garden and many of the crops I planted for our warm 3rd coast winter are doing just fine. The ice slipped of the rocket and cabbage, leaving them to perk up nicely in the sun. The spinach-mustard and rainbow chard took real damage, particularly when the northern blast ripped loose my late night wrapping attempt, still, they look good to come back. My summer hanger-on plants; peppers, tomatoes and eggplant…Continue
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I raise pigs and chickens, all on a very small scale. I raise them as naturally as possible, as free range as possible, as happy as possible. Certifications by outside parties seem to be important to consumers, or maybe I'm making that up in my head.... The chickens are certified by the Animal Welfare Approved org and the pigs will be soon, but is that enough? I found the org Certified Natural Grown and have put in an app to have their stamp of approval on my little farm too..... Both org's…Continue