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Category: Backyard Farming

Transforming a Suburban Property: Removing a Driveway

By Jan Spencer This is the third blog describing the 15-year transformation of our quarter-acre suburban property. The previous blogs describe the site in more detail, along with reasons for making these changes, both practical and political. Another blog describes turning the garage into a living space, grass to garden and creating a food hedge […]

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10 Pallets 1 Coop!


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Campaigning For Urban Agriculture In The Farm to Fork Capital

 Amy Quinton Paul Trudeau with Southside Aquaponics inside his backyard greenhouse. Paul Trudeau unlocks a gate that leads to a small backyard greenhouse in the Southside neighborhood of Sacramento. It’s no ordinary greenhouse. Inside a tank holds several fish that he’s using to grow food. The process is called aquaponics. “The fish exhale ammonia through […]

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Sustainable Ways to Feed the World are Subverted by Corporations

By Ruben Rosenberg Colorni NEWS JUNKIE POST Humans’ relationship to food is one of the most fundamentally shaping aspects of our societies. The sole fact that the majority of the world’s population now lives in urban centers is the direct result of a process that began approximately 10,000 years ago. This process was the switch […]

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Backyard chickens for beginners

Friday, January 2, 2015 by Ivory Harlow Fresh eggs and chemical-free meat are two good reasons to raise backyard birds. Keeping a small flock of chickens also provides plenty of nitrogen-rich manure for the garden and natural bug control for your yard. Backyard chickens are common in rural areas, but chicken farming is becoming increasingly […]

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