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Life on an Urban Homestead

By Fredrica Syren: My family (my husband and our three children) and I live on an “urban homestead.” This term refers to a household that grows, through gardening and livestock, most of the food it consumes. The difference between an urban homestead and a farm is that an urban homestead …

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DIY Seed Pots from Common Household Items

By Fredrica Syren: It’s hard to imagine that soon prime planting season but believe it or not, it’s fast approaching. Now is the time to plant seeds and set them in a sunny window indoors until they grow into plants ready to transplant outside. I like to plant my seeds …

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Growing Food with a View–Roof Top Farm

By Fredrica Syren: We have gone from growing food at farms in the countryside to bringing it into the city and growing it in our gardens. Nowadays urban gardening is a way of life and, with creativity, people find ways to grow their own food in the middle of cities …

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Grow Your Own Medicinal Herbs

By Kim Robson: Spring is coming. This is the time of year when many of us are planning our gardens and placing orders with seed catalogs. This is also the perfect time to consider some of the many plants to grow for their medicinal properties. After the dreary, cold winter …

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Growing Herbs

By Centehua Deneken: Spring is here! What a great time to cleanse and plant new seeds. This applies to many aspects of our lives. Usually during spring, I am inclined to reorganize things. I nest a little more; I spend time in my garden; and I embark on a weeklong …

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