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What the Heck are Garlic Scapes and Should I Eat Them?

by: EJ on 06/13/2017

Jenni Blackmore, author of The Food Lover's  Garden: Growing, Cooking, and Eating Well is not afraid to share her stories of garden fails.  Here is the description of her first attempt to grow garlic. 

"Years ago, when I didn’t know any better, I planted garlic in the late spring and was very disappointed with what I dug up later that same …

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Turn the Most Stubborn Green-y Grumbler into a Kaleaholic

by: EJ on 05/25/2017

Jenni Blackmore's new book, The Food Lover's Garden: Growing, Cooking, and Eating Well is just off press and Jenni shares her thoughts with us from her wild east coast homestead on a rainy spring day.

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How to Make a Liquid Fertilizer Using Comfrey

by: Sara on 05/16/2017

I have a comfrey plant that comes back stronger and bigger every year. The bees love it and I always have more than I can use. I used to think its growth might have something to do with the forgotten jack-o-lantern left to compost on its place in the garden,  but according to Darrell Frey and Michelle Czolba's new book, The Food Forest Handbook: …

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Adventures in Mediterranean Permaculture: The Story of an Olive Groves Understory

by: Sara on 05/08/2017

Today's post is from Darrell Frey, author of The Biohselter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm and co-author with Michelle Czolba of the long awaited The Food Forest Handbook: Design and Manage a Home-Scale Perennial Polyculture Garden.

In a previous post Darrell shared his experiences at Suryalila Yoga Retreat Center where he and his partner were …

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Announcing the Urban Homesteader Hacks Series #homegrowncitylife

by: EJ on 05/03/2017

We are pleased to  announce The Food Lover's Garden: Growing, Cooking and Eating Well by Jenni Blackmore and The Art of Plant-Based Cheesemaking: How to Craft Real, Cultured, Non-Dairy Cheese  by Karen McAthy; the first two books in our new Urban Homesteader Hacks series #homegrowncitylife.

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