Growing an Urban Garden

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Head on over to Raising a Green Family (the blog by Jen and Claire of Ecological Babies) to read my post on growing an urban garden! It’s my first guest post ever and I was so excited to be asked to contribute.

“When we bought our first home two years ago, one of the things we were most excited about was turning our front yard into an urban garden. And we’ve had the best time making it happen! Currently, we’re successfully growing onions, garlic, oats, potatoes, tomatoes, fresh herbs, summer squash, lettuce, swiss chard, peppers, cabbage, and eggplant. Also, despite the raccoons best efforts, we’ve kept 3 chickens alive long enough to provide us with fresh eggs each day. Our reasons for designating our front yard for vegetable beds and a chicken coop included health, frugality, education, and love of good food (although never having to mow again was a motivating factor)…”

Read the rest about how urban gardens save you money, help you eat seasonally, and educate your kids at Raising a Green Family.

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Comments

  1. Lois says

    i loved living w/ that beautiful urban garden…though we basically did nothing to help…and that photo of benjamin w/ the kohlrabi is for sure my favorite photo of him. most adults have never heard of kohlrabi!

    • Haley says

      I think the Raising a Green Family blog is no longer up. Maybe I can track down my copy of the post and repost sometime! Thanks for letting me know, Suzette!

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