A Brief Look At Nature As The Classroom

This post is followed by a couple of reference links, at the bottom, for further reading, if you are interested. For a couple of years both of my kids went to a public Montessori school in our district, that that they were enrolled in via lottery.  This was their second and third grade years forContinue reading “A Brief Look At Nature As The Classroom”

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”

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.