[From 24-May-2012] My first visit to a big city community garden: FANTASTIC! I was happily startled by the energy flowing out of all those tiny, densely packed, hand-built, trellised plots, even though the garden was largely empty when I dropped by. A couple hundred growers doing … [Read more...] about Big city garden
Grow your own
[From 17-Jun-2013] Tried this a couple of times before, to varying degrees of success, a small garden within the market garden, a kinda test/demo back yard-sized plot. One year, it was an elaborate set-up we called Home Garden, masterminded by Shannon: after a great start, I … [Read more...] about Enter the Riot Garden
Often heard about, never before seen first-hand, this is front-yard tiny farming in action—late fall edition. I'm at the home of Andrew and Sue and Margo, in a town of 70,000, leaning on the front porch rail on a residential street lined with single homes on small lots. Typical … [Read more...] about Front yard farming!
Ah, yes, a leisurely autumn drive through the countryside... After the soothing greens of summer, the intense fall colors busting out everywhere never fails to amaze. Pretty as a picture. Still, it took a brief road trip and an extremely rare overnight stay in a larger nearby … [Read more...] about Road trip, sorta
Roasted a White Rock chicken last night, today, got a Spicy Cheese Loaf from Fran, the baker beside me at the farmers' market. (The market day went well, it was the first day of CSA shares: mesclun, spinach, radishes, garlic scapes, beet greens—it's still early.) The chicken and … [Read more...] about A simple (chicken!) sandwich