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February 27, 2012

For small city lots, growing in containers is an ideal and practical growing medium. Container gardening makes growing more versatile as you are able to move the containers around to adjust to the seasons.

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EVERY DROP COUNTS


Posted by Anais Dervaes | August 6, 2010

We can’t sing the praises enough of clay pot irrigation, an ancient method of plant irrigation – considered the original drip irrigation system. And yes the ollas are 100% LEAD-FREE

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MORE OLLAS!


Posted by Anais Dervaes | May 7, 2010

The other day we received our spring shipment of ollas – so ya’ll who have been waiting for them we are shipping them out this week! Thanks for your patience.
For you local yokels, if know someone who is an avid gardener/homesteader and

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WATER SAVING PROJECTS


Posted by Anais Dervaes | April 16, 2010

Water!  Water is vital to the all aspects of the urban homestead and, though we are dependent on the municipal water source for most of our water (digging a well is out of the question – looked into it), we do our best to conserve what water we do use. On the homestead in New Zealand, [...]

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DISPATCHES FROM THE URBAN HOMESTEAD pt 2


Posted by Anais Dervaes | March 10, 2010

Continuing our pictorial peek into life here on the urban homestead.  As for the previous entry with the fish: FYI, we won’t be naming them anytime soon in case you are wondering! Weekend Wanderings Farmers Justin & Sergio visit the local nursery that’s right across the street from our urban homestead and check out the [...]

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OLLAS!


Posted by Anais Dervaes | February 15, 2010

Plant Pottery That Works The buried clay pot or pitcher method of irrigation is one of the most efficient systems known and is ideal for gardeners and small farmers. Buried clay pot irrigation uses a buried, unglazed clay pot filled with water to provide controlled irrigation to plants as the water seeps out through the [...]

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IN THE GARDEN


Posted by Anais Dervaes | May 13, 2009

Our summer Freedom Garden is taking shape complete with our collection of Freedom Seeds.  We can proudly say that “Freedom Grows in Our Garden” How’s your summer garden shaping up?  Care to share? The weather has been pleasant, even on the cool side.  The day starts off overcast with slight to partial clearing around lunch.    [...]

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OLLAS ARE HERE


Posted by Anais Dervaes | April 29, 2009

For those customers who have been waiting patiently for their ollas, happy to say the wait is over!  We just got our latest shipment of ollas and will be packing and shipping them out this week. I still can’t get over the simple beauty of these clay pots, they just look so lovely all together [...]

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GROW YER OWN


Posted by Anais Dervaes | April 8, 2009

“There is a myth that there are agricultural societies, and then there are industrial societies and service societies, as if when you become an industrial or service society you don’t need food,” she says. “As we hit climate chaos, as we hit peak oil, assuming that you can get your food from far away and [...]

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OLLAS, O YEAH


Posted by Anais Dervaes | March 5, 2009

Our water saving ollas were featured in the latest issue of NATURAL HOME (pg 65) PLANT POTTERY THAT WORKS If you live in an arid climate or an area that suffers from drought, try giving you garden a sip from a bottle.  OLLAS are unglazed pottery jugs that can be “planted” alongside your veggies or [...]

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