Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Urban Farm And Garden Tour


This past weekend, my niece and I went on the Urban Farm and Garden Tour.
I was so inspired by what various people were doing in their backyards.

And Brooke of Urbavore Farm (Bad Seed) completely knocked my socks off
with everything she and her husband are doing on their small organic farm,
right in the heart of KC. 
Hearing her talk about "no till"  and "no irrigation" and "soil friendly"
 really made me think about the way we grow things.  
I have so much to learn.  


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22 comments:

  1. I'd like to learn about the "no irrigation"; my flowers are beginning to need moisture.

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    1. I think it starts with the right plant in the right place. But proper fertilizer (chicken poop in their case) and thick straw cover to keep the ground cool also help make it possible. I bet you could learn a lot online, or by talking to organic farmers in your area.

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  2. There was a lot of publicity for this tour. I bet it was very interesting!

    Have you been to Bad Seed downtown? We haven't been there yet.

    :o )

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    1. Melinda, you would have loved it! I think they repeat the tour every other year, so be sure to put it on your calendar for next time. She was really amazing to listen to and shared such a wealth of knowledge with us in the 45 minute tour. I have not been to Bad Seed downtown yet. I was able to see all their produce at the farm stall that is right there on their property, though.

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  3. I guess I have much to learn too about no till and no irrigation . . . I am learning a bit about soil friendly though!

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    1. Every little piece of information we learn helps us to be better stewards of this planet we live on. I realized that I know very little about gardening and need to change that.

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    1. JoAnn, it really was. Seattle Tilth has a similar event coming up in July.

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  5. I have been having a hard time with my little Garden some things grow and some don't our weather has be so off I think thats part of it...Happy Wednesday with love Janice

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    1. We have to keep learning to adapt to the things that change around us. Weather, shade and sun, insects, fungus, the neighbors ;-) , etc... Good luck getting your garden figured out.

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  6. Wow! I would like to learn how to do it without irrigation. It is so hot and dry here...my poor little garden needs water everyday.

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    1. It was so amazing to hear some of the things they are doing on this organic farm. Soil health, mulch to keep the ground cool and the right plants for the location all played a part.

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  7. Neat photos. The first one is really cool! I would thoroughly enjoy this kind of tour. Never an end to what one can learn.

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    1. Michaele, I bet they have similar events in Omaha. But you live this life every day and already know more than all of us combined.

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  8. Sounds like a very interesting place, I have never heard of "no till"! :)

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    1. The first time I heard of "No Till" was a couple of years ago. My daughter took a college summer class on a sustainable farm in WV, and she came home with all kinds of ideas and information on how to live simply and be better stewards of the earth and it's resources.

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  9. Sounds like a great day. Right up my alley, for sure.
    Regarding your comment on my blog today, I didn't know hosta flowers had a scent. I can't wait until they bloom so I can go take a whiff :)

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  10. That sounds like a great tour and a great way to learn things about gardening.

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  11. omg, look at all that hard work. It's amazing.

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    1. I am awed by everything these folks do.

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