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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 […]

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Time for a Crop Swap

Another kind of food swap exists – it’s one I think many communities could easily embrace: a crop swap!

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Harvesting Green Beans (video)

More people are growing their own food this year, many for the first time. Growing and harvesting green beans as we see in the video is one of the easier backyard foods to grow and manage.

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Alan Kapuler: Open Pollinated Public Domain Plant Breeder (video)

This is the third of an ongoing series with Dr. Alan Kapuler, founder of Peace Seeds, and former co-founder and research director for Seeds of Change. He currently resides in Corvallis, Oregon where he continues his research projects, and maintains his remarkable organic seed catalog. We live in a hyper-competitive era where often the model […]

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 […]