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My co-founder and I (Crystal and Janelle – the goofballs in the selfie photo) were talking about what was going to replace the neighborhood paper route, side businesses that are neighborhood-centric. We loved the cheeky idea that folks can have a side “yard” business if they have an urban farm! It is one of our […]

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Over the years people have asked me where I get the images used in Urban Farm Hub posts.  Unless it’s a guest writer I take pretty much all the pictures used. My favorite camera to use is my iPhone.  “The best camera is the one you have with you” goes the saying and given the […]

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I just got back from a trip to Eastern, WA. It is bone dry and the forests are burning but the country is a gorgeous array of colors, shapes and lines.  

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Gardeners are finely attuned to short-term changes in nature as well as long-term trends. Here in Seattle, we are fresh off one of the warmest winters on record in the PNW and heading into a summer that could be one of the worst forest-fire seasons ever. Over half the state is in drought. While many […]

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My daughter Helen has been attending College of Wooster in Wayne County, Ohio.  The academic year is almost up so I took a quick trip to help her pack up and visit Amish country in the spring.  This past winter was one of the hardest and longest in memory so everyone was glad to see […]

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We just took a quick road trip from Seattle up to the North Cascades highway.  The scenery was breathtaking and the weather was great. The North Cascades Institute is near Diablo, WA and is on Ross Lake.  We wandered around the beautiful campus and dreamed of attending some classes.            

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I had a chance to visit the Beacon Food Forest yesterday.  The forest and the P-Patch are in full bloom with promise of a great harvest to come.  This was my first visit to the site in a while and is pretty amazing to see what the volunteers have accomplished. The forest is a seven […]

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Happy Imbolc!

Imbolc is on February 2nd 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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The Portage Bay Grange on Roosevelt in the University District, is a great place to learn skills, pick up high quality feed, get new chicks and meet great people interested in urban farming. Here’s an interview with owner and founder Kevin Scott-Vandenberge. UFH – What path led you to opening the Grange? My wife-partner Kirsten […]

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Rising in the dark on the morning of the shortest day of the year I light the fire, grind fresh coffee and settle in with the dog to wait for the family to stir and the sun to come. I used to dread the dark and cold but over time this quiet part of the […]

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