Category Archives: Food

Eleven hills

I planted a three sisters garden the first year that I planted my front yard garden. It was enough of a success to make me want to do it again. I let two years go by until planting our next … Continue reading

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Update in photos

I’ve not had to do much with these wonderful gardens this year, thankfully. The rains and the sun and the insects and the fertile soil have been giving the plants what they need for the most part. I come and … Continue reading

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Perennial abundance

This spring, I am seeing the benefits and the beauty of establishing perennial food systems on a small scale in the inner suburbs of Philadelphia. This season, I’ve not been able to spend as much time in the gardens of … Continue reading

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Meading Time

With twelve pounds of the most delicious honey from our bees and the help of J’s son, we dove into our first mead making project. We tasted home brewed mead a few years back and have been wanting for it … Continue reading

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a gateway berry

Picking some of these red beauties for breakfast on a hot summer day…good morning! Inspired? I hope so! Growing raspberries is not rocket science. If you want them, grow them! Here’s what I did. I found an area that gets … Continue reading

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Cluck!

We picked up our four young hens from Marie last night. I found out about Marie Crawford on the COOP forum (CHICKEN OWNERS OUTSIDE and in PHILADELPHIA). She is downsizing her flock and spreading the joy! Marie, also, sells organic … Continue reading

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Garlic meet Sun

Today, I pulled away the thick blanket of straw mulch to frame our bright green garlic shoots with sifted compost. The dark soil can, now, absorb the warmth of the sun. We’re growing a couple of hardneck varieties from Southern … Continue reading

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Planting Art at Elkins Park Front Yard Farm!

I have been waiting for this rainy day so that I can stay inside and make myself sit at this computer. I want to tell you about some special seeds that have been planted and are being nurtured to bloom … Continue reading

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Hooray! Coldframes!

AS I MULCHED THE MID-AUTUMN LEAVES, I GOT THE VERY BRIGHT IDEA TO BUILD COLD FRAMES. FIRST, I DUG OUT THREE SHRUBS FROM THE SOUTHEAST FACING WALL OF THE HOUSE. I TOOK THE SHRUBS OUT TO THE CURB WITH A … Continue reading

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A Community Conversation

I want to link you to a post on the Transition Philadelphia site. The entry is OCCUPY VACANT LOTS – OFF TO A START!  It describes, not only, the work party event at Philly Food Forest’s (PFF) MErcy Edible Park … Continue reading

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