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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Your Backyard Farm

The following is from
Staten Island, New York
 I don't quite have a farm, as I live in the heart of New York City.  I live smack in the middle of a residential neighborhood.  I live and grow vegetables, propagate lavenders and boxwoods, raise chickens and now starting a beehive on a 7,000 square foot lot.  I know that sounds crazy but its true.  My wife thinks I'm nuts, but I am trying to see if it is possible to achieve sustainability in an urban setting, while nurturing the eco system where I live, Its my own urban experiment. 
 The working girls.
 The boxwoods I propagated, lined them out in growing beds,  I have since sold all of them to friends and neighbors.
 A carpenter bee visiting one of my lavender.

Well, I'm inspired, how about you?



The over use of the word "sustainable" is driving me a bit nuts. What's so wrong with using the word "gardener"? Nevertheless, I'm inspired by someone making use of space especially in an urban setting. Quite a challenge.

daisy said...

Love that they are bring the farm to the city!