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has been deprived of the best part of his education."
-Luther Burbank 1849 - 1926
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Urban Agriculture, Urban Farms and Backyard Farming
I'm fascinated by urban food production and distributed productivity. It all started because I grew up on a small 20 acre organic farm at the outskirts of a small town. But now that I live in Los Angeles... times have changed. But not our need for food.
My work is reporting on sustainable practices, such as distributed energy generation (Solar PV and solar thermal...) and greener practices. What could be more sustainable than local food production, and urban agriculture at a "human scale" that supplies fresh food for one's own family and community?
This section of Backyard Nature will be about urban agriculture...and sustainable backyard productivity that combines organic gardening, aquaculture, selective plant selection, water conservation...and other sustainable practices. Enjoy!
And please, please write me a note about what you have discovered about urban sustainable practices! Together we can make our communities stronger with a nice balance of DIY and community exchange!
Urban Agriculture for Outdoor Adventure
Victory Gardens, City Farmer's Y2K Victory Garden
Container gardening for vegetables, fruit, herbs and edible flowers
Container gardening vegetables, fruits and herbs are perfect edible plants to add to the gourmet cook's garden
Gardeners Cope with Water Shortages with Aquaponica
Urban Agriculture Specialty Food Crops
Urban agriculture can produce a wide variety of plants and animals for local food supplies.
Aquaculture species vary by region and state market peculiarities.
California Aquaculture Agencies and Support Institutions
California aquaculture regulatory and industry resources.
Ventura County Agriculture Thrives & Raspberries Grow in Popularity
Ventura County is a good example of row crop agriculture in near-urban areas.
Aquaponics is Scalable Solution for Fresh Fish and Vegetables
Aquaponics is a scalable urban agriculture solution that is growing and spreading rapidly among backyard gardeners.
Small Scale Urban Agriculture with Mushrooms
Mushroom production is practical for local, small scale, urban agriculture. Here's how to get started with mushrooms that fit your location and facilities.
Easy, Productive Spring Gardening Project with Hydroponics
How to Build an Indoor Aquarium-based Aquaponics System
Aquaponics can start indoors with an aquarium, plastic tub and grow lights. Learn how to set up a basic system.
Aquaponics Adds Wind and Solar for Off the Grid Food Production
Aquaponics grows fish and plants for food production. Now, with wind and solar pv, it can go off grid.
Aquaponics System on a VERY small scale for learning
Small Aquaponics demo systems help adults and students start learning about aquaponics in a classroom, apartment or beginner who wants to learn first, produce second!
Rooftop Aquaponics Greenhouse in NYC High School Grows Fish and Plants
Aquaponics = Hydroponics + Aquaculture Systems
technology is unique and the results will be eye opening to many. The mutually sustainable hydroponic and aquaculture systems – forming a high-functioning aquaponic system
Honey Bee Health Initiative for Best Management Practices
Best management practices for beekeeping provides agricultural productivity and is now easier to identify with a national bee keeping database.