Defining Urban Farming

Defining Urban Farming

In order to ensure I stay on task I am going to develop a working definition of urban farming so as to track how my perspective on urban farming changes and evolves.  Accompanying the definition will be essential components of urban farming that should be considered as important aspects of the definition, though not within […]

Can’t keep up

Can’t keep up

I have so much information and so many ideas going through my head right now about what is happening in the world of urban ag. that I can’t keep up.  Let’s try to get some of them out here… 1. There is a good amount of literature coming around on urban ag., but much of […]

More Land Thoughts

More Land Thoughts

After writing my last post I realized I was already trapped in the “give me give me give me” mind set and was neglecting what it is that urban arming can offer in return.  Realistically, for everything that urban farmers ask for they need to be able to give something in return. So when it […]

Bad weather, but decent sprouts

Bad weather, but decent sprouts

Well, the weather is still crap, but with the heating cables the sprouts are still doing decently.  They are still only about 70% of what their potential is, but I have planted extra trays to make up for it. I thought I would post a picture of the new sprout site, to show its urban […]

Success and Catastrophe!

Success and Catastrophe!

Well, we are now rolling with the sprouts!  I did my first harvest on Friday (May 22) and harvested much more than I expected.  12 trays gave me 78 bags!, which is 6.5 bags per tray – much more than the 4 I predicted.  I sold 36 bags to local retailers and a few to […]

Just a few glitches

Just a few glitches

Well, after a few test runs, which are still running, the system seems to be holding up pretty well. But there are a few glitches still – mostly in process, but a few infrastructure problems as well. As I am preparing the batches I am noticing little sources of potential contamination. For example, the buckets […]