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The Combstead Urban Farm Embraces Life With Chickens

Mel Combs from the Idaho-based Combstead tells us all about the therapeutic benefits of being surrounded by poultry and working with family.

The Rainbow Eggs Of South Wildwood Urban Homestead

Farm founder Stephanie Webb reveals all about how egg color genetics work, as well as why she loves getting rainbow eggs, at her Dallas-based venture.

Boston Microgreens Gets Creative With Tiny Greens

Boston Microgreens founder and co-owner Oliver Homberg tells us how experimenting with microgreens at home led to a business supplying local chefs.

Get Into The Micro-Farming Movement

Amy Stoss quit a teaching job to pursue some "dirt therapy." We spoke to her about bringing micro-farming and permaculture principles to the suburbs.

Meet the Adorable Quail Running Around Alchemist Farm

We check in with Franchesca Duval from the humane Northern California farm and find out why quail can be a perfect addition to your homestead.

How Do You Grow Microgreens? We Ask An Advocate

The couple behind an operation called On The Grow produces 40 types of microgreens from a 20-foot trailer. They talk about varieties, taste and tips.

6 Farm Animals Perfect for City Living

Whether you want to keep urban farm animals as a hobby or to make some extra money, these breeds are the ones you need to consider.

Witch Hazel

Witch hazel will thrive almost anywhere. Considered a shrub or small tree, witch hazel’s crooked branches are covered in smooth, gray bark and witch hazel’s arresting, yellow flowers appear in the fall or winter – the bloom time depends on the species you choose. The distilled extract from witch hazel’s leaves and bark has long been used as a general tonic and swelling reducer, and witch hazel is still used to treat minor skin irritations, burns, acne and more. .

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