"Urban Agriculture" takes a detailed look at how food is taking root in our cities. It offers inspirational advice and working examples to help you dig in and become more self-sufficient with your own food choices. Read an excerpt from "Urban Agriculture" by David Tracey.
Most people think it’s difficult to start a garden when you live in an urban area, but it’s actually very possible even when you have a small space. Since there’s no appropriate lot for planting, the alternative way is to use containers such as pots and tin cans. Container gardening is easy and requires less space, so it’s perfect for urban dwellers who want to have a simple edible garden at home. More details at http://homeandgardenamerica.com/urban-container-gardening-steps
We discovered a fantastic introduction to the benefits of Permaculture. It was written by Maddy Harland, editor of Permaculture magazine, and is full of great ideas to keep your garden thriving, including tips to make a garden on your roof, walls or a balcony if you don't have any other space available. You'll also discover the wonders of the "animal tractor" and "chicken greenhouse", designed to make your garden more efficient and self-sufficient!
In 2013 I ventured into the world of saving seeds, and I started with tomatoes. I followed some lovely directions I found online from the Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County(this), and I will summarize them for you here. Selecting Your Tomatoes 1. Choose heirloom. Make sure you are NOT saving seeds from hybrid plants- …