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Summer’s winding down, but the garden bounty is bumper. We’ve definitely noticed a huge difference in the garden since our neighbor…
A simple, traditional healing balm or ointment with healing and anti-inflammatory powers. A must for your homestead first aid or beauty kit.
From beauty to to first aid, calendulas are a must for any homestead. Not only are they easy to grow but also calendulas are…
Summer time and the living is yummy. Gardens are overflowing and stomachs are full with sun-ripened goodies.
Who doesn’t love a homemade salsa with sun-ripened…
Meet Parcha (means “passion flower or fruit”) a new addition to the homestead menagerie.
We got a call from a distraught family wanting to place…
Someone sent us this (above) image via email. Apparently, some artful person worked up a nifty graphic meme about our urban farm. Nice!…
Back in 2004 when we re-roofed the garage to put on 12 solar panels, one of the best things we did was to…
In Southern California, we experience a gloomy weather pattern that results in cloudy, overcast skies with cool temperatures during the late spring and early…
No homestead is complete without an herb garden. It’s like your very own homegrown pharmacy. Pick mints for tea if you have an upset…
Original article at FoodTank.com
Jules Dervaes is an urban farmer based in Pasadena, California. Dervaes and his three adult children—Justin, Anais, and Jordanne—operate…