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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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2014 was a great urban farming year!  A mild winter and warm summer boosted yields and best of all Kathleen and I got a chance to connect with more readers both virtually and in-person. Each year it’s interesting to look back through the analytics and see what posts were on top. Here are the top […]

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By Christina Carson Christina Carson is FarmRaiser’s Chief Cultivator – managing our partnerships, communications, and leading our on the ground team of Campaign Coordinators. Having been a part of the business since the beginning, she’s passionate about sharing FarmRaiser’s story with with as many people as possible! With the school year fully in gear, it’s […]

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Jessica Breznau is one of the most creative and quietly successful community organizers I’ve seen.  From launching the All Nations Soccer Cup, to running a women’s outdoor fitness program – Southside Booty Camp, to building a farming community – Southside Smallholding, she has an incredible track record for coming up with great ideas, drawing people […]

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“Those pumpkins are going to invade Puyallup” said a small boy looking in awe at a pair of Atlantic Giant Pumpkins on display in the Agriculture building at this year’s Washington State Fair.  I had to agree that he had a point; they were huge and had the misshapen look of something about to morph […]

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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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This week I visited the 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living in Woodinville, Washington.  This farm is a nonprofit learning center and living laboratory that focuses on organic agriculture, sustainable living and green building technologies. I started my tour with a visit to the farmer’s market. “Working here I’m beginning to understand […]

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Elaine’s yard is glorious!  Every inch is bursting with unusual herbs, vegetables, flowers, fruit and juicy, succulent tomatoes.  Back in March when I first visited it was all carefully placed beds and dreams; look below to see how those dreams have come true.  

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My daughter chose College of Wooster for the great academics and international opportunities.  I was thrilled with her decision because it’s in the heart of Amish country!  On a recent visit I had a chance to do a short tour through the surrounding area. Sadly at the same time news was breaking of the abduction […]

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