Why Garden With Kids, Part 2

We’re on to Part 2 of Why Garden With Your Kids? If you missed it, you can find part 1, Why Garden With Kids? Part 1.   Let’s just cut to the chase, gardening teaches kids important life skills, like: Fending for themselves Try and fail cycle Perseverance Biology Caring for the environment That foodContinue reading “Why Garden With Kids, Part 2”

Why Garden With Kids? Part 1

In 1943 there was a nationwide coordinated system to grow food at homes and schools;  community gardens were created and three-fifths of the US was growing food to help ease the burden on the war.  Victory Gardens, as they were called, were encouraged by the government for the people of the nation to do theirContinue reading “Why Garden With Kids? Part 1”

Grow More Food – Part 3

Welcome back!  It’s time for part 3 in my 3-part series of how to grow your own food, how to grow organic food and feed your family on your own mini backyard farm. You can read post 1 and post 2 by clicking the links. Let’s recap the 8 steps to growing biointensively: Deep soilContinue reading “Grow More Food – Part 3”

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, FeedContinue reading “Grow More Food – Part 2”

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 beforeContinue reading “How Can I Get The Most Food From My Garden?”

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.

The Mini Farm Update

Note:  This post is image heavy.   Growing food, in a sense, is supposed to be simple and easy.  For me, it’s my chance to be in the dirt and to get centered.  It’s my escape from the chaos of parenting two high needs kids (even if they’re in the garden helping me) and workingContinue reading “The Mini Farm Update”

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.