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Cultivating great community

Day 2 began with an insight into the Atherton Gardens Estate’s community garden, operated by Cultivating Community who have 20 urban gardens across Melbourne. This garden is one of their Food Centre gardens and has recently added a Community Kitchen into the classic modernist piloti undercroft space of the Napier Street Tower. 312 more words

Site Visits

The Growing Power of Urban Agriculture

Chemical fertilizers, E.coli, mono-cropping, fast-food restaurants, unethical treatment of animals, high fructose corn syrup, natural, genetically modified, Monsanto, Tyson, exploitation of small farmers, obesity, diabetes, food safety… These are some of the words that accurately describe the current state of the food industry in the United States. 2,327 more words

Ethics

The Chamomile Zone

On a cool spring morning, out on the Grow Dat Youth Farm, I was knelt next to a small bush of Chamomile. Clippers in hand, I was snipping off and collecting the flowers to be dried and made into tea. 617 more words

Agriculture

Born to Brood: What Hens Are Likely to be Broody?

Some chicken breeds — and types of chickens — tend to brood more than others. “To brood,” of course is a good thing, that is, if your goal is have eggs. 184 more words

Backyard Chickens

Why I Oppose Urban Farming

It hit the news recently that a vertical farm is coming to the Ironbound. The City of Newark, RBH Group, AeroFarms and the Ironbound Community Corporation are working together to repurpose an industrial site next to the Ironbound Recreation Center into a 69,000 square foot vertical farm. 1,279 more words

Urban Design

Upcoming Workshop: The Secrets of Healthy Soils

To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves

~ Mahatma K. Ghandi

All the food we eat comes from plants as they are the base of the food and life cycle. 297 more words

Community Engagement

OUR CAMPAIGN IS RUNNING OUT OF TIME!

If you are interested in helping fund our small farm’s tractor, please click HERE to help us out! We only have 3 days left and miracles happen every day!! 15 more words

Homesteading