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The Trial & Error of “FARMER-HOOD”

It’s one thing to love to make things grow, but when you decide to make farming a business – “let’s try this,” may become your new daily mantra. Natalie Condon of Isabelle Farms shares with Urban Conversion how she and

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Five Steps to Harden Off Seedlings

By: Botanical Interests Plants are like babies. When we start them indoors, we keep them sheltered and give them everything they need for success—consistent temperature, plenty of light, and the perfect amount of water. But eventually, they have to go

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Garlic Planting Guide

Written By: Botanical Interests Growing, Harvesting, Storing Garlic From mild and mellow to bold and spicy, garlic is a culinary treasure. Use it raw or cooked to add distinctive flavor. When to Plant Outside Garlic is planted in fall for

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Llama Manure and Composting; video

Video by Dean Andres Related Story: BLACK GOLD: LLAMA AND ALPACA MANURE  

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BLACK GOLD

LLAMA and ALPACA MANURE – Black Gold for the Garden Written by Dean Andres One of the most important additions to our soil every spring and fall comes from four legged critters grazing in our pasture. An unusual sight to see

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4 Steps to Compost Success

4 Steps to Compost Success By: Botanical Interests Composting is both an art and a science, but don’t let the science scare you! Composting can be simplified to the following key steps: Layer upon layer of “stuff.” A compost pile

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Growing A Dream

Back in 2005, when Jason and I bought what we now call the Home Farm, it was a dream come true. Literally. All either one of us had ever wanted—way before we ever met—was a farm of our own. Jason’s

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Building Raised Bed Garden Boxes Using Recycled Plastic  

Each spring I head outside with a notion to expand the garden. Unlike a bear that comes out of hibernation on the lean side; I tend to emerge from winter’s grip sporting a bit of a spare tire. A one

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Potato Growing Boxes

Potato Growing Boxes I read somewhere that growing potatoes is easy. Grew them one year. Didn’t go so well. Tried again the next year. Got a cereal bowl full of taters about the size of large marbles. Third year I

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Community Through Food: gardening for change that matters

Neighborhood gardens and school gardens have become increasingly popular in Memphis, TN. The benefit of community and schools gardens serves the purpose to increase to access to healthy food, advance educational opportunities about food, but also to build community. My experience working in

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