Sunday, May 02, 2010

Look for the Blue Skies in Urban Farm Magazine

You may not know it, but as of last fall, there's a magazine aimed at those of us who are urban gardeners and keepers of chickens and the like. Not surprisingly, it's called Urban Farm and is from the Hobby Farms magazine group. The Summer 2010 edition has a whole section on the positive mental aspects of farming in the city limits and our family and this blog is featured (look for the photo of Asa holding a chick). The magazine itself is gorgeous and touches on the areas that those of us interested in sustainability, local food webs, and urban farming are into. This edition has articles on food storage, making your own wine, watering techniques and water-wise gardening, container gardens, the yard-sharing movement, backyard goats, chickens, rabbits, etc. fruit gleaning and more. Highly recommended from yours truly to enjoy over a cup of mint tea (easy to grow your own mint in containers by the way!)

5 comments:

Valerie Willman said...

Thanks for letting us know about the magazine! I've looked into several homesteading type magazines and haven't consistently found one I've liked enough to subscribe. I'll check this one out. And now I've got extra incentive!

Is this the second or third time your family/homestead/garden has been highlighted in a publication?

Brenda said...

Very interesting. I had not heard of that magazine before, but I'll certainly check it out. I'd love to read more about people like us who are trying to eek the most out of their urban lands, and all homesteading magazines focus on the people with at least a few rural acres.

KJ's Restart Button said...

Robin, Where can I find this magazine? I also live in Oregon. I tried on-line but it is not available by subscription yet.

janasmama said...

You guys are a celebrity family in a rural sort of way! Rich with knowledge and talent.

Turling said...

Well, I was just reading the article in Urban Farm and decided to come on over and check you out.