Growing your own Lettuce Simply

Lettuce is an amazing crop.  You can plant it just about anywhere.  If you have a problem with pests who enjoy feasting on your crops you can use an all natural pesticide like food grade diatomaceous earth which is made of ground fossils.  It can be safely and simply used indoors or out.  Some even…

The advantages to growing a Non toxic raised garden Bed

A raised garden bed can be built with a variety of non-toxic materials including concrete blocks, brick, untreated wood. (Treated wood contains toxic chemicals that can leach into the soil and enter the plants.)  Sunset has great step–by–stepinstructions to create a 4’ x 8’ wood bed. A four-foot width, with sides 12–16 inches high, is…

Local Farmer’s Market

Farmer’s markets are typically held out door in public areas.  The markets have farms selling farm fresh, organic produce direct to the public.  These markets are heavily trafficked areas where produce vendors feature products such as local organic produce, fruits, nuts, vegetables and more.  Every areas farmer’s market is different offering many different items based…

C.S.A. – Community Shared Agriculture

A C.S.A. or Community Shared Agriculture is a wonderful model of agriculture and food distribution.  A C.S.A. allows opportunity for the local community of food buying public to purchase direct from a local farm and receive a return weekly, or bi-weekly in produce depending on the farm.  The farmer sells memberships for the year’s crop…