A year in the dirt

I am an urban girl who has decided to spend as much time as possible getting my hands dirty reconnecting to the world.

smart-gardener:

Gorgeous! So many lovely verieties of cucumber!

smart-gardener:

Gorgeous! So many lovely verieties of cucumber!

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WHY:

Fresh City believes in the transformative power of city farming to help address some of the most intractable issues of our time. You see, it’s becoming clearer and clearer that if society shifted to eating more local and organic vegetables, we would be healthier as individuals, as a society and as a planet. But how do we make a change? How do we pluck ourselves away from hardened habits and a marketing beast that emboldens those habits?

Dead Zones

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HOW:

The Process

We endeavour to farm organically in the true sense of the term: no monocultures, companion planting, fostering pollinator habitats, reducing water use, using heritage seeds, composting, extending the seasons, experimenting with different farming techniques (e.g. till versus no-till).

At our home base at Downsview Park and Member Farmer plots, we use certified organic seeds, potting mixes, compost, fertilizers and sustainable methods of cultivation.

We control quality and consistency by following an integrated farming plan and ensuring that all Member Farmers are trained in cutting edge organic farming technologies and supported by shared resources on our home base.

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#polinator  #organic farming  #urban farming  #urban agriculture  #food security 
FRESH CITY FARMS:collectively farms over six acres in sites all over the Toronto area. Their home base is at Downsview Park, which is located in the geographical center of the Greater Toronto Area where they have a six-acre farm and a 3,000 square foot greenhouse space. 

Downsview Park is named after a farm established in the 1830’s that was called “Downs View” because of its high elevation and superb southern views towards Lake Ontario.
More about FRESH CITY FARMS
FRESH CITY FARMS:
collectively farms over six acres in sites all over the Toronto area. Their home base is at Downsview Park, which is located in the geographical center of the Greater Toronto Area where they have a six-acre farm and a 3,000 square foot greenhouse space. 

Downsview Park is named after a farm established in the 1830’s that was called “Downs View” because of its high elevation and superb southern views towards Lake Ontario.

More about FRESH CITY FARMS

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#fresh city farms  #Urban Farm  #urban agriculture  #human powered  #organice 
It’s official, I will be embarking on an agricultural learning experience covering all aspects of urban food production with U FEED.
 ”U FEED is a full-year program that grants you access to a four-thousand-square-foot plot, and provides you with valuable peer collaboration and guidance from an experienced small-scale urban farmer. You will take part in numerous workshops, gain useful hands-on experience, and receive resources, feedback and guidance from the program facilitator.” 
So excited.
"Following the rhythms of the growing season, you will explore the impact of food production on health, communities, and the environment and discover sustainable ways of farming the city. "
U FEED is an opportunity to think about food and grow food with other eager farmers.
Many more posts to follow as I get busy getting my hands dirty. 

It’s official, I will be embarking on an agricultural learning experience covering all aspects of urban food production with U FEED.

 ”U FEED is a full-year program that grants you access to a four-thousand-square-foot plot, and provides you with valuable peer collaboration and guidance from an experienced small-scale urban farmer. You will take part in numerous workshops, gain useful hands-on experience, and receive resources, feedback and guidance from the program facilitator.” 

So excited.

"Following the rhythms of the growing season, you will explore the impact of food production on health, communities, and the environment and discover sustainable ways of farming the city. "

U FEED is an opportunity to think about food and grow food with other eager farmers.

Many more posts to follow as I get busy getting my hands dirty. 

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#fresh city farms  #urban agariculture  #Urban Farm  #community farm  #food security  #food production  #organic  #human powered 
Found this in the back of the car this morning. A sure sign that the spring turkey hunt is just around the corner.

Found this in the back of the car this morning. A sure sign that the spring turkey hunt is just around the corner.

— 1 week ago
#hunt  #spring turkey hunt  #wild turkey hunting  #decoy 

NATIONAL FLAGS MADE FROM EACH COUNTRY’S TRADITIONAL FOODS

What would canada’s flag be made of?

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NATIONAL FLAGS MADE FROM EACH COUNTRY’S TRADITIONAL FOODS

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WINTER READING LIST: THE DIRTY LIFE by Kristin Kimball

WINTER READING LIST: THE DIRTY LIFE by Kristin Kimball

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WINTER READING: THE ESSENTIAL URBAN FARMER by Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal

WINTER READING: THE ESSENTIAL URBAN FARMER by Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal

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READ IT: Facing the Hunter by David Adams Richards

READ IT: Facing the Hunter by David Adams Richards

— 2 months ago
#reading list  #hunting  #hunters  #literature  #meditations on hunting  #lifestyle 
explore-blog:

Art, Science, and Butterfly Metamorphosis – how Maria Sibylla Merian, a self-taught 17th-century German woman, laid the foundations of modern entomology with her studies and gorgeous drawings of insects. 

explore-blog:

Art, Science, and Butterfly Metamorphosis – how Maria Sibylla Merian, a self-taught 17th-century German woman, laid the foundations of modern entomology with her studies and gorgeous drawings of insects. 

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