Hoop Tunnels & Cold Frames for Winter Gardening

When seasons change, it can be difficult to maintain a garden’s produce. Although we can store canned vegetables or buy them at the grocery during the cold months, there is no substitute for freshly picked vegetables from your own backyard. However, with the use of hoop tunnels and cold frames, it is possible to successfully...
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Growing Popularity of Agritourism

Agritourism is not new to the United States nor Australia, which is interesting in that both of these countries are now compared to the rest of the world. Young in age they may be, but the U.S. and Australians have used their ranches as effective tourism money makers, where visitors can visit a dude ranch...
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The World’s Largest Rooftop Farm

The world’s largest rooftop farm is, surprisingly, located in Brooklyn, NY. Established in May 2010, Brooklyn Grange is a solid 2.5 acres worth of farming ingenuity. The farm produces 50,000 pounds of organically grown vegetables each year. The food grown in Brooklyn Grange can be found in local restaurants, farm-stands, and through a community supported...
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Cities You Wouldn’t Expect to Have Community Gardens

When it comes to community gardens, you typically think of cities in the Pacific Northwest, such as Portland, Seattle and others. However, there are actually many other cities that are developing community gardens, some of which are incredibly urban, making them the last location you would expect to find a garden. However, with some land...
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The Best Farmer’s Markets in the U.S.

The country’s leading farmer’s markets are characterized by freshness, uniqueness and premier quality. It is important to support farmer’s markets vendors because they are the backbones of local communities. Nearly every penny spent at a farmer’s market will stay in the community. Here are 5 of the most intriguing markets: 1. Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market,...
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Starting an Organic CSA

Community Supported Agriculture  (CSA) programs are on the rise. Through a CSA, you have access to fresh produce without having to go to the grocery store. CSA participation also supports locally grown food that is free from chemicals and fertilizers. Starting an organic CSA is good for the community and reconnects us with the life...
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High Yield Vegetable Crops to Grow

If you only have a small space to work with but still want to grow a substantial amount of vegetables, it’s important to know which crops have the highest yields. Once you have designated a space for your garden, you can start growing many of these vegetables with satisfying results.  Pole Beans (Non-Hybrid) Pole beans...
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