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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
I admit it – I absolutely love living history museums. Walking down the road in Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts I was an 1830’s farm wife in town to trade butter and cheese for a new tin lantern and a pair of leather shoes. This effect is strengthened by great care to detail and actors who have […]
Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market is bursting with fresh produce, regional foods and specialty items. National Geographic calls it the number one market in the world but Pike Place is still my favorite.
By Mary Donaty – Owner and operator of Paradise Found Fiber Farm Early this year my farm was part of a rescue effort; 176 alpacas were in trouble in Oregon. OSU stepped in and treated the neglected and undernourished animals then Cross Creek Alpaca Rescue of Tenino, WA organized a massive project to rehome the […]
By Greg Meyer Greg! Greg Meyer is a food lover, organic gardener, photographer, skateboarder, and active member in the sustainability community. He is the Outreach Coordinator for Übrlocal. The listing read; “Eggs: Delicious! – One dozen assorted colorful M-XL eggs from happy chickens.” And for $6, the same price as other organic, free range eggs […]