how to raise chickens

Whether you decide to keep chickens for eggs, meat, show or just companionship, learning to care for them is easy and rewarding, providing that you know some basics. Local laws, such as zoning and other ordinances, may end your chicken enterprise before it takes flight. The best way to avoid conflicts is to check with…

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itty bitty farm in the city

Tired of the confusing and misleading labels on food in the supermarket?  San Francisco mom Heidi Kooy started her own backyard farm, growing a variety of organic vegetables, and raising chickens and goats for their nourishing eggs and dairy. Learning as they went along, Heidi and her daughter began with a 350 square foot garden…

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20 Places to Find Local Food and Organic Farms Near You

As demand for local regenerative farms continue to rise, more people are asking – where do I find local organic? Where do I find raw milk and join a herd share? Where are the farmers markets, co-ops and stands? Search engines are actually terrible at locating these underground hubs, which makes it so frustrating to…

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For more than a decade, 57-year-old roofer and writer Joseph Jenkins has been advocating that we flush our toilets down the drain and put a bucket in the bathroom instead. When a bucket in one of his five bathrooms is full, he empties it in the compost pile in his backyard in rural Pennsylvania. Eventually…

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