Five Truths I Learned From The Garden in 2017

Let’s just spare you the long introduction of all the things I did with the garden last year. And I’ll get right to it, why the food wasn’t as abundant as I had hoped it would be. (You can find some of the videos of the garden here, at my YouTube channel) 1.  Big trees […]

Grow More Food – Part 2

*this post contains an affiliate link. Welcome to the week-long blog series to grow more food in your mini homestead garden through bio intensive methods.  In yesterday’s post I discussed the first two parts, let’s discuss the next three.  As a refresher, here are the parts to growing with this method: Deep soil preparation, Feed […]

How Can I Get The Most Food From My Garden?

…and ere long the most valuable of all arts, will be the art of deriving a comfortable subsistence from the smallest area of soil. No community whose every member possesses this art, can ever be the victim of oppression of any of its forms.  Abraham Lincoln made that statement as part of his speech before […]

So You Want to Eat Organic, But It’s Too Expensive?

Maybe you’ve recently had kids and realize you want some better quality edibles for them.  You’ve decided to make your own baby food and organic sounds like something you’d want to try.  Or, you’re interested in changing your diet, maybe lose some weight, but definitely get healthier.  You’ve decided to eat real, whole, foods. And […]

Urban Farm Tour 2016 | Watch As We Visit Four Urban Farms in Spokane

Summer 2016: we took an urban farm tour organized by the Master Gardener’s Extension of WSU in Spokane, WA, and learned about urban goats, chickens, market gardens, stacking income funnels, and that even in the summer, under greenhouse plastic, tomatoes love it when it’s hot. At our first stop, Swaggerty Farms, Janice talked about keeping […]