James Samuel's Blog – August 2010 Archive (4)

Little house on the parkway

Meet a family who achieved what most people would think impossible in a big city. On less than 4,000 square feet of land in the heart of Pasadena, California, the Dervaes family gets all the food they need from their own backyard. This family of farmers grows 400 varieties of vegetables, fruits, greens and edible flowers and also raises their own livestock. …







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Added by James Samuel on August 30, 2010 at 12:22pm — 1 Comment

Big-City Bees Healthier, More Productive

While their country cousins' populations…

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Added by James Samuel on August 24, 2010 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

A new SPIN on "Farming"

SPIN (Small Plot INtensive) Farming was a phrase I only recently came across, and here is a definition that seems to sum it up: "SPIN-Farming is a non-technical, easy-to-learn and inexpensive-to-implement vegetable farming system that makes it possible to earn significant income from land bases under an acre in size."


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Added by James Samuel on August 19, 2010 at 3:14pm — 5 Comments

Filling Urban Voids . . . With Farms?

The statement that stood out for me when I watched "The Power of Community" film a few years ago, was that "The best paid people in the country, were the ones who could grow food." The film showed enthusiastic white-collar professionals…
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Added by James Samuel on August 17, 2010 at 5:39am — 1 Comment

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