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October 2013 Blog Posts (7)

From the Wife of a Worm Farmer - Those Moments

The other day I came home from the grocery store to find my worm farmer out in backyard, telling our two-month-old baby boy all about sugar snap peas.  They were comparing the three beds where the peas were growing, and noted how a couple of the plants had already started to send out tendrils to wrap around the trellis.  They also noticed that the onions Big Brother Levi had planted the weekend prior were already sprouting.  That was good news to share with Mama! 

As I…


Added by Robert Fenchak on October 30, 2013 at 9:56am — 2 Comments

Plenty of goat manure - compost available

I am in Laveen, 1 1/2 miles south of Baseline Rd off 51 Ave.  Having too many dairy goats I have plenty of compost. Some that is in pens is up to 8 inches deep and composted ready to go into gardens. Honestly there is quite a lot of it available.  There is also loose that is composted to be raked up.  I also have an old chicken run, the chickens have not added to it in 6 months now that they are free…


Added by Beverly Martin on October 29, 2013 at 9:08am — 4 Comments

FREE Poultry Producer Field Day!!!

Poultry education day in Chandler. Join us for an absolutely free day of information regarding the following topics: disease control, predator control, bird health & nutrition, safe egg handling and state regulations. See flyer attached for more information about this event or call 800-729-5787 to register.…


Added by O.H. Kruse Grain and Milling on October 25, 2013 at 1:23pm — 1 Comment

Food Day celebration set for Oct. 24 at Chavez Plaza


The city of Phoenix Green Team, along with other local and state departments, will host this year’s…

Added by Gail LaTour on October 18, 2013 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Seed Scattering - Selecting Seeds

Selecting New Seeds?

When planning my vegetable garden, I combine…


Added by Marsha Cleaveland on October 15, 2013 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

when do the mesquite beans get milled?

is there any prep for them to be milled?is there a certin quantity before they can be milled?...........thankyou

Added by ann hazelett on October 14, 2013 at 5:39pm — 1 Comment

Host a table at Food Day fair?

I am organizing a Food Day fair on October 24 at Phoenix College and am looking for some community members willing to host a table. Talk about urban chickens? container gardens? worms? food sustainability? Any other ideas? Please contact me at I'd like to talk to you. This is a great opportunity for community outreach.

Added by Liz O'Brien on October 2, 2013 at 2:49pm — 5 Comments

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