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640: Edible Ecosystems In a Nutshell

Focusing On Leveraging Micro Landscapes Into Ecosystem Changes. – Zach Loeks encourages each of us to transform our human habitat by focusing on one small section of landscape at a time. He believes that changes are most successful when they are manageable, and he reminds us that positive…

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Fruit Trees: New Challenges Require Better Preparations

The Fruit Tree Program's Updated Planting Recommendations. Here at The Urban Farm Nursery, are very aware that the conditions our trees face these days are hotter, drier, and harsher. We've experienced losses and struggles too and know the heartbreak of having to remove a tree that did not thrive. We are also hearing from our customers who share their concerns, asking us to help out to save their trees. We care too much to not do something about it and help our customers take the steps towards fruit tree success.

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639: Keeping Bees

A Farmer Friday interview with Nicole Gennetta: Nicole, a Master Beekeeper, sets us on the path to successful beekeeping by sharing the 5 steps she recommends beginners take before getting any bees. She tells how to determine if bees are legal on your property, and she recommends…

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Canada: The 2022 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture is now accepting applications
Urban Agriculture: Application deadline: November 1st. By Seth FriedmanPracticum CoordinatorFaculty of Land and Food Systems | Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC FarmThe University of British Columbia | Unceded x?m??k??y??m TerritoryOct 13, 2021 Learn how to grow food with the hands-on UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture! Gain a deeper understanding of agricultural management […]
The University of Oregon’s Urban Farm is a nature lover’s paradise
“There are many students who never got dirty or picked up a shovel,” Keeler said. “They never had the opportunity to think about where their food comes from because that is the pace of our society. We have seen a paradigm shift in students saying this class has changed their mind.” By Brandon RothDaily EmeraldOct […]
Italy: Youth resilience through urban agroecology in Rome
Food Hero Lorenzo Artibani: “We believe that a transformation of our food systems implies reconnecting people to nature.” FAO2021 Excerpt: Through Orto 2.0 anyone can “rent” a 50 m2 plot to create its vegetable garden in the countryside of Rome, Italy, with the advantage to have a team of 4 young farmers taking care of […]
The Vegetable Garden in October

Preparing the garden for winter I know I mentioned feeding your soil in some detail at the end of August but it really is the best thing you can do ....Read more

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Storing & Preserving Homegrown Vegetables.

As September is one of the busiest harvesting months, this week I thought it might be helpful to talk about preserving or storing vegetables over winter as, if your garden ....Read more

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September in the Quickcrop Garden

As you know, September is about the final act in the vegetable garden when we harvest many of our crops and prepare the soil for winter. This week I have ....Read more

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