Handy for areas where permanent irrigation is unfeasible
So far, so good.
A group at Ryerson University in Toronto suped up a greenroof by turning it into a functioning market garden. Scott Humphries interviews the farm's coordinator.
Want to switch to growing perennials? Jim Riddle talks about his experiences growing blue-hued fruits at Blue Fruit Farm
In which the author makes a case for wearing a fanny pack while you farm.
Here's a super cheap design for a walk-in tunnel that is very portable.
This post: Matt Lougheed shares details about the barrel-type root washer he built himself.
This post: The Homestead's approach to efficently managing its weekly veggie bag distribution. You know, for a CSA.
This post: out of washers? Check between your couch cushions. A DIY guide to penny washers.
This post: draw crowds and create value-added goodness at market with this propane-fired pepper roaster.
This post: Ian Hart of Roots Up Veggie Farm submits his DIY Hoophouse project.
This post: Emi Do of Yummy Yards shares a few ideas for reducing labour in the chicken coop.
This post: Yummy Yards Farmer Emi Do conserves space by brooding chicks under her greenhouse bench
This post: Brian Creelman of Woodlanders Farm shares is approach to hotboxing. You know. For heating seedlings.
This post: Jackie Lamb's hay feeder. Check it out!
This post: one farm's approach to making compost tea.
This post: do you use soil blocks in the nursery? Here's the best method I've found to work with delicate mini-blocks
This post: Jordan Marr takes a perfectly good shelving unit and "fixes" it. Now he has a rickety coldframe/germination chamber.
This post: Norm's design for a raised-bed, lasagna-type backyard garden that's easy to build and will cram your kitchen with veggies this summer.
This post: The Farmer's Filmanac shares a simple seed winnower developed at The University of British Columbia.
This post: the universe wanted me to share with you these plans to convert a chipper/shredder into a grain and bean thresher.
This post: yet another approach to mobile chicken coops.
This post: a short video demonstrating The Homestead Organic Farm's makeshift approach to shelling edamame beans.
This post: a quick look at a simple way to maximize space in your crappy ol' farm truck's bed/canopy setup when you're delivering veggies
This post: Curtis Stone of Green City Acres, a bustling SPIN farm in Kelowna, BC, shares a few shots of his winter production methods.
This post links to a simple DIY trick to keep your potted plants well-watered on hot days.
This post: after a disorganized first year of transporting CSA veggies, our much more efficient and effective system. Great for farms without air-conditioned transport.
This post: integrate chickens into your garden's fertility maintenance with the salad bar approach!
This post: Enda Weigel shares photos of her greenhouse and solar oven, and a few techniques she uses for great seed germination.
This post: Abundant Acres' very mobile, very Russian chicken coop