Posts Tagged ‘chickens’

Primal Cuts: Cooking with America’s Best Butchers-Review

Primal Cuts: Cooking with America’s Best Butchers-Review

The ancient craft of butchery gets its due in this this fine first book by Marissa Guggiana.

Front Yard Farming: Are You Ready for a Solar Powered Chicken Coop?

Front Yard Farming: Are You Ready for a Solar Powered Chicken Coop?

September 08, 2011 Here I am working on replacing my lawn with edibles and along comes this nifty idea: a front yard chicken coop. But wait, it’s designed to improve my front lawn as the chickens feed, forage, scratch, and fertilize the ground. Can I have a lawn and grow food too? It’s a solar […]

The Unconventional Harvest: An Urban Oasis for Food

The Unconventional Harvest: An Urban Oasis for Food

I wanted to get a close look at food production within the city limits. Urban- and community-based farming is growing in popularity at an exceptional rate. Excerpt 6.

Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply Hoping to Stay in Neighborhood

Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply Hoping to Stay in Neighborhood

May 16, 2011 In many urban areas people are beginning to grow their own food, raise chickens, and start an apiary. In more rural areas, or suburban fringes, you might go to your local feed store to get necessary supplies or advice to help you along. But what about in a metropolitan setting? Most national […]

The Unconventional Harvest: My Visit to an Amish Farm in New York

The Unconventional Harvest: My Visit to an Amish Farm in New York

I began to ramble about why I was here: my quest for better knowledge about the American food system, and modern life that the self-sufficient Amish seem to offer an enviable alternative. Excerpt 4.