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Becca Fong makes great things happen.  From her work with Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Good Food Team to her current work with Seattle Tilth she has been instrumental in moving urban agriculture forward. Hear her thoughts on the future of urban ag.

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“There is so much to be excited about right now here at RBUFW,” said Seattle Tilth farm manager Katie Pencke, “We are expanding programs and really looking forward to this growing season.”  All around I could see neatly mulched beds, vegetable plant starts pushing up their Reemay covers and the calls of Redwing Blackbirds were […]

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Being around Megan Horst for just a few minutes makes me want to get solar panels, plant more food and change the world into a more sustainable place. She grew up in Milwaukee in a family that gardened, had a big raspberry patch and liked to shop at thrift stores but didn’t label themselves as […]

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In just four years Elaine Corets has transformed her city yard into a place of food and beauty.  She is using a low till method and instead of weeding she “edits” the volunteers that appear; moving salad burnett, mache, bachelor’s buttons and mint, to name a few, to more pleasing places. I love the way […]

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“I will trade you a basket for that garlic aioli.” I said with conviction.  “Done!” said the woman next to a row of promising jars.  This month’s Backyard Barter fair was held at the Ballard library and featured a range of delicious and interesting things to trade; tangy pickled brussel sprouts, Elaine Corets’ quince paste, […]

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Happy Imbolc!

Imbolc is on February 1st this year.  It is an ancient holiday that falls half-way between the winter solstice  and the spring equinox and you may know it better as St Brigid’s Day, Groundhog’s Day or Candlemas.  This is one of my favorite days as it is noticeably lighter and you truly can start to feel spring in the air; early blooming flowers […]

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On a foggy, wet, grey day in Seattle one of my favorite places to visit is the Volunteer Park Conservatory.  Walking into this fragrant, warm place is like taking a small vacation.

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A huge Happy New Year to all!  This year there were over 19,000 visitors to UFH from all over the world. Here are the top five posts from 2013: Making Goat’s Milk Soap Stone Necklaces Greetings From Scotland! Making a Rustic Fence What to Do with Lemon Balm This year we will be doing more […]

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The scent of rain is on the cold wind and the only thing I am doing in my garden is harvesting kale, onions and chard.  It’s a great time to pull out the journal and review the year. What worked: Planting garlic in early October provided a good harvest of plump spicy cloves by mid-summer. […]

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Rising in the dark on the morning of the shortest day of the year I light the fire and prepare a breakfast of fresh popovers and raspberry jam.  As everyone sleeps I drink my coffee, pet the dog and watch the sun slowly appear on the horizon.  I used to dread the dark and cold […]

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