Hugelmounds – Incredibly productive… after a little while!

“Late August 2015 we cleared a small area in the front yard of forsythia and lawn and set it in motion as permanent raised beds. Two growing seasons later and it’s pretty wonderful to see how well it all broke … Continue reading →

DIY Homestead Garden Towers

I’ve seen garden towers gaining in popularity over the last two years or so but didn’t pay a whole lot of attention to them because of concern about chemicals leaching from the plastic. Richard, a long time reader, explained how … Continue reading →

How to Make $100,000 Farming 1/2 Acre You Don’t Own

“John from Growing Your interviews Curtis Stone, an Urban Farmer who makes $100,000 a year. Curtis farms in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada on a total of 1/3 acres, most of which he does not own. … Continue reading →

Underground Greenhouse – Bozeman Montana

“This is a partially underground greenhouse we use at Saddle Peak Farm & Vineyard to start, grow, overwinter, and propagate plants. This year we have tomatoes using the extra summer space, hoping they last until December. In this update, I … Continue reading →

Backyard Farmers by Necessity: Self-sufficient & Debt-free

“When Myrna and Earl Fincher married 53 years ago they started farming their yard “out of necessity”. Today, the Finchers make a living selling their organic produce to restaurants and at the local farmers’ market twice a week for much … Continue reading →