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Urban Agriculture- What and Why pt 1

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What is Urban Agriculture Urban agriculture can be defined as growing, processing, and distribution of food and animal products by locals and for locals within an urban setting.  Examples of Urban Agriculture include but are not limited to : ·       community and backyard gardens·       rooftop and balcony gardening·        growing in vacant lots·       Aquaculture and hydroponics ·       market farms ·       raising livestock and beekeeping.·       Vertical growingUrban agriculture is not just the process of growing these products.  It also includes how you sell the products.  Urban agriculture includes things such as farmers markets, roadside fruit, and farm stands, how you market and sell...

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Beginning gardener series : Full Sun to Shade

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Full Sun to Shade If you are new to gardening, some terms can seem confusing.  You go to the store to buy a plant, or you are researching online, and you see, “this plant needs full sun, shade, partial shade, partial sun.”  This can be intimidating.  So let's discuss the differences and list a few vegetables that grow in each setting.  Understanding these terms can help you skip a common problem encountered by most beginning gardeners; planting a sun-loving plant in the shade or a shade-loving plant in the sun. The amount of light available to the plant directly relates to...

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Best advice for new gardeners

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I get asked this question often, “ What’s your best advice for a new gardener?” I usually say “Nothing goes as planned, you have to have patience,  or with gardening, you’re always learning something new.”I posted the same question on an IG post & I thought it would be cool to compile the list of my answers. So here we go: Plan, plan, plan Research what varieties grow best in your area Start with just a few plants . Start with container gardening Grow things you know you’ll eat When you don’t succeed, don't be afraid to try again Keep...

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Brown vs Greens... The Compost Battle for Supremacy

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Brown vs Greens... The Compost Battle for Supremacy

Composting is not magic.  Microorganisms break down the materials we put in the compost bin changing the chemical composition.  These billions of organisms in the compost bin rely on us for the necessary fuel to complete this natural phenomenon.  The fuel they rely upon us to deliver can be classified as Browns or Greens. Browns are high in carbon and Greens are high in nitrogen. Carbon is the principal energy source for the microorganisms.  Bacteria use Nitrogen as the critical component when breaking down heir food.  Optimal growth occurs when we supply the proper ratio between browns and greens or...

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Watermelon Drinks

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Watermelon Drinks

Watermelon Drinks I made all of these drinks with a watermelon that I grew 🍉👨🏾‍🌾 1️⃣. Watermelon Thai basil smash- muddle basil & fresh watermelon in shaker. Add ice, spirit, & sweetener. Shake & strain into glass filled with ice. Garnish with more watermelon & basil2️⃣. Watermelon, pineapple, & ginger juice- just juice all the fruit & enjoy3️⃣. Watermelon & lime infused water- add pieces of watermelon (muddle) & lime then pour in water 4️⃣. Watermelon & mint lemonade- muddle mint & watermelon, then squeeze the juice of 1 lemon, add sweetener & water then stir. Garnish with more watermelon...

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