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Chickens In Their New Home

Recently I have moved the chicks, who are now all grown up, to their new home in the coop I built.  The first day was an adjustment for them because it was soooo hot outside, but they are doing well and seem very happy.

66 Things You Can Grow In Containers

So here is a surprising list of plants you can grow in container.  Some of the notable one are the apples, citrus and avocados.  I have talked about apple growing in small areas, it involves espaliering which I talk about here.

Read the full article here

Locavores Unite!

 


Home Grow Micro Farms: A Farm That Fits in Your Life

This is a pretty neat idea, basically you order these pre-planted fancy planter boxes with different types vegetables.  You can order different types of boxes, such as a salad box.  The boxes are delivered to your home and setup with an automatic water feeding system.

The website is pretty sweet check it out here


My Little Side Project

Hey all!  So I know I have shared many things on gardening, but I wanted to share a project I have been working on and am very excited about.  I have recently launched a community garden here in Charlotte, NC.  I was volunteering with some folks one day who I found out through an off hand comment that they wanted a garden.  They were saying that they had always wanted one, but didn’t know how to go about doing it.  So after talking with them, I discovered they had 8 acres that they didn’t use!

Well 8 acres is a bit much for a brand new garden so we decided on 5000 square feet for the first year.  You can see the satellite photo above where we tilled up the land.

So from these humble beginnings we have progressed a long way!  We now have 20 gardeners, from all walks of life, religions, incomes, ethnicity etc.  Of the food we grow, approximately 10% is donated to food banks.  We have big plans for next year, but its been a great growing season so far.  Check out the latest photos from our garden.


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