Monday, February 23, 2009

waiting for warmth

While we are awaiting warmth I thought I would share a few websites that are inspirational to me. Let me know if you have any great links to urban agriculture!
Super hip site all about good food and good practices, put together by Farm Aid.
The site is devoted to growing your own goodies in your backyard. It also covers some great news and articles on the politics behind growing.
This site is all about making gardening fun and practical. They say, "This contemporary, laid-back approach to gardening places equal importance on environmentalism, style, affordability, art, and humour." Yea!!
A new film all about modern young farmers.
The Hull House Museum's Farm
Right here in Chicago!
City Farm's website, connected to the Resource Center.
Another great urban farm here in Chicago!
A fantastic organization that devotes itself to urban agriculture and social justice. And they farm in Grant Park, downtown Chicago!
Find your local farmer's market with this handy website!
A great blog on "what we want to see in the world".
Freedom Gardens is an online social community of gardening enthusiasts who are fed up with foreign oil, frequent food miles and high food prices.
For when you need to take to the streets in the name of green.

I hope you enjoy these and the many links you can find on them as well.
There will be more about our indoor growing adventures in the next week, be sure to come back and check it out!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

here comes the garlic, yikes!

The garlic thinks that it's spring, and is leaping forth into the sunshine! But, it's not, it's February. And for some reason (hint hint, some sort of warming) it's 60 degrees in early February. Now, don't get me wrong, I love the weather and am glad to not have frozen eyelashes at this time of year. But, I also don't want plants coming up prematurely. So, I buried them with a little extra soil and hope they continue to grow bigger and stronger as the cold temperatures return.
I'm not going to lie, it was really nice to have dirt on my hands for the first time this year!

Friday, February 6, 2009

we think spring is right around the corner.

We're just beginning to gear up our seeds for planting indoors. This is the first year we've started our own seeds, so we'll see how it goes. In the meantime, enjoy some pictures of last summer's bounty!