Gardening & Sustainable Living

IT’S TIME TO PREP YOUR MASON BEE BABIES FOR WINTER HIBERNATION!

This year we had our first batch of Mason Bees and they did a wonderful job pollinating our spring and early summer flowers, fruit and vegetables! We started with 10 cocoons, 8 of them hatched (4 females and 4 males) and the kids and I watched for months while our tubes were filled and sealed …

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FENCING YOUR CHICKENS

While fencing your chickens may seem like a no-brainer, there are some surprising intricacies at play when choosing the best material and set-up for the job. Playing catch-the-runaway-hen isn’t much fun, keeping the flock out of your garden is even less so, but finding one of your prized birds torn to shreds is absolutely heartbreaking. …

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WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR AMBER WAVES OF GRAIN?

It’s our mission at Seattle Farm School to teach homesteading skills so future generations of city dwellers like ourselves have the knowledge and experience to grow, bake, create and make wholesome foods and crafts by hand. A couple that have perplexed me the past few years is baking and brewing, and more critically, what in the …

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ONLINE FARMERS MARKET? YES PLEASE!

I visited the Farmigo warehouse here in West Seattle this week to learn about their company and was blown away. These sweet people work diligently every day to bring local farmers produce, meat, dairy, grains and products to our community. The farmers receive at least $0.60 on the $1.00 compared with grocery industry standard of $0.30-.35, there …

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THE FREE SEED LENDING LIBRARY IS HAPPENING!

This is a huge milestone for me. My good friend Krista (neighbor, Farm School teacher, gardening consultant business owner, urban farmer rockstar) and I have been working for a year to make this happen and it finally is!! We are starting a free seed lending library here in West Seattle and the grand opening is Sunday, March …

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