Goat Care

Although some goats are convinced they can fend for themselves, don’t let them fool you — they still need your love and attention.

Feeding Goats

Goats are much more finicky eaters than is commonly believed. Follow our goat-diet guide to keep your goats healthy.

Feeding Chickens

If your chickens are laying thin eggs, they might need calcium in their diet. Free-choice feeding oyster shells is a good way to supplement calcium. When it comes to dining out, chickens have eclectic tastes. Worms squirming in the manure pile, dangling tomatoes and raspberries, and miniscule seeds all attract a hungry chicken’s sharp eyes. If […]

Picking Berries

Successfully grow berries on your city farm by choosing the right species for your area.

Rediscover Heirloom Plants

When it comes to sustainability (and taste), heirloom plants could be the urban farmer’s key to success.

Espalier Artwork

Consider espaliering a fruit tree to grow fruit and spice up the look of your urban farm. An espalier is a fruit tree or shrub that has been pruned and trained to grow in a flat, two-dimensional plane. This type of growing can be useful in small, narrow spaces that are common in urban gardens, […]

Resolutions and Goodbyes

‘Tis the time of year to make New Year’s resolutions (unless you’re my husband, who seems strangely immune to the resolution bug). Because we’ll be bidding farewell to good old 2010 and hello to shiny new 2011 in just a few short days, I figured I better get started.

A Nutty Christmas Recipe

I’ve nearly finished the National Geographic book Edible: An Illustrated Guide to the World’s Food Plants (2008), and so thought I’d regale you with a few more interesting facts from the last section I read. Serendipitously (don’t you just love that word?), the category of plant foods covered in this section included some delicious and healthy edibles bound to put on a short-lived appearance at many Christmas parties and feasts this week.

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