Cover Crops for the Home Garden

By Jared Gulliford, Earth First Farm Recently, I have found myself experimenting with various cover crops and decomposition techniques in my ½ acre market garden. Cover crops, also called green manure crops, protect the soil over the harsh winter, as well...

The Market Gardener and a Successful Micro Farm

Backyard farming can be productive and profitable. Not all farmers are poor. We've all heard the stories of small farmers barely scraping by... of how hard it is to make a living farming... and the heartbreaking stories of how so many...

The Family Farm – a Return to Heritage

Erin Southwood was practically raised in the garden. Her family had an urban garden when she was growing up and her grandparents and extended relatives also had farms, so it was a natural fit for Erin to have a garden...

An Urban Farm is Possible Even if You Don’t Have Much Land

A Backyard Homestead Setup for Sustainable Living Don't be intimidated by the term homesteading. Sure, homesteading originally meant acres of land. People who were given allotments of land to work for free or low cost, known as Homestead Acts, and which were traditionally more...

Creative Financing and Living the Homesteading Dream

Many people today have a dream of starting a homestead farm. Some feel it is too distant a reality to even imagine. Others are close and making plans. A few have actually taken that leap of faith by diving into...
Organic farm from space

Organic Farm is an Island of Green as Seen from Google Earth

The soul of the soil and an island of green. "Here's our organic farm from space! 500 acres surrounded by conventional farmland. Feels like I'm living on an island. Seeing is believing. I tell people and they don't get it." Bryan...