Category Archives: Gardening and Food Security

“A subversive plot: how to grow a revolution in your own backyard”

Hands down, one of the BEST explanations of the importance of the current urban gardening movement. Roger Doiron is on point, using humor alongside inescapable facts to urge us to get out there and grow something. He is theĀ founder and … Continue reading

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Food is Free Project arrives in Burien, WA!

The Food Is Free Project, Burien chapter, has arrived! The FIFP was founded in 2012 by some folks who wanted to see their neighborhood come together and support one another in the area of food security. From the ground up … Continue reading

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Someone else’s garden…

Spring is just around the corner and around our house the gardens are coming to life. Even where it is more weeds than plants breaking the surface, it is always exciting to see greenery begin to push through the sun-warmed … Continue reading

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The Dance of Gardening…

Here we are…summer is coming! Even if you have never grown a garden before, there is something about the sun and rain, the smell of warm dirt, that makes us all think of planting a garden. It is just an … Continue reading

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The sofa in the window…an adventure in re-purposing!

Hey! There is a hide-a-bed sofa stuck in our kitchen window! Get your attention? It is not entirely a joke! Let me explain… You see, it all started with an old hide-a-bed sofa that we swapped out for a black … Continue reading

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Gypsy Farmgirl on composting, mulching, and thrifty water usage

Does anyone besides me ever sit and shake your head and wonder, “Why in the world do I go out and PAY for garden mulch when I just sent away an entire yard waste tote full of organic clippings from … Continue reading

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