Over Thanksgiving we visited family on Mount Desert Island in Maine. I’d read about the Common Good Soup Kitchen when doing community kitchen work and really wanted to visit. As luck would have it the place was open and within walking distance of where we were staying. This poster summarizes all the great things they […]
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Streissguth Gardens is a hidden garden located just west of St. James Cathedral on Capitol Hill in Seattle. A family labor of love this delightful public park is open for strolling.
A flower and garden show at Epcot Center in Orlando, Florida? Yes!
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]