Rooftop Gardens – Healthy Food for Cities

Rooftop gardening is a simple idea that could help billions of people worldwide. It’s actually an ancient idea that’s already common in Japan, Singapore and Taiwan. Rooftop gardens are gaining traction in other places as well. The concept involves growing … Continue reading →

Building Garden Soil — Throw the Sink at It

Here’s a brief list of things we’re doing to boost the quality of our soil in our forest garden. I’m writing this because I saw a video a while back that explained why they don’t use worm castings, compost tea, … Continue reading →

Curtis Stone’s Urban Farm Tour

We featured Curtis Stone’s urban farming method a few weeks ago — How to Make $100,000 Farming 1/2 Acre You Don’t Own. This farming/gardening method had a big impact on me and readers of this blog, so I thought I’d … Continue reading →

Earthsong Farm and Herbal School

“Sara Markis, Owner/Creator/Curato, has after 8 years of developing & gathering skills, come to the point of crowdsourcing for 300 acres (or more!) to be home to an Herbal school of 100-200 students from around the world, a natural farm … Continue reading →

Bean/Vetiver Borders with Compost/Earthworm Trenches

I’m experimenting with a passive compost trench system along the sides of our forest garden beds. The bean borders/compost trenches are primarily for erosion control, building soil, boosting the worm population and suppressing weeds. Secondary benefits include beans for seed … Continue reading →