Patience . . .


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Hummingbird Feeder!

This week is technically my Spring Break and school has been out for the previous two weeks because of the virus outbreak. Thankfully, I have the Lakritz Farm to work in each day. This week I discovered our nasturtium patch is a Hummingbird Feeder!

Check out a short video of the here: Hummingbird Feeder!

Hummingbird Feeder

A hummingbird feeds on the nasturtium at the Lakritz Farm this week.


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Year SIX! is Growing on Us



Spring Carrots – 2020


Volunteer Heirloom Tomato Sprout


Snap Pea Starts


Fuji Apple Blossoms

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Year Three on the Lakritz Farm

Tonight we had salmon for dinner with roasted potatoes and squash from the farm. We also had fresh cucumber appetizer. These are the best tasting cucumbers we’ve grown. It’s amazing that we have the opportunity to eat something we’ve grown pretty much every day now.

Summer 2017 is almost here. We are still ramping up for the summer growing season even as we are harvesting the end of spring crops like raspberries. Here are two views of the Lakritz Farm. One view is from the beginning and the second one is today — two and a half years later).

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Here are a few recent shots from my Instagram feed.

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The Edible Schoolyard

Edible Education – “Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.”

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Looking Back – Two Years on the Lakritz Farm

It’s amazing to think we’ve been farming our front yard for two years now. Here is what the space was like just a few years ago. The first thing we did was remove all the lava rock, the plants, and several trees. That was a huge job that took several people a week to do.


The next step was to bring in truckloads of wood chips that have been settling there for about four years. Two years later we began building out the growing space. We started with a fence and then build the raised beds. We filled the beds with soil and compost and started planting.

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Spring 2015

When we started growing stuff it was incredible to see the results of our efforts. Now we eat out of there every week!



Today, I find it difficult to spend much time blogging about the Lakritz Farm so I focus on posting regular images and information on Instagram. You can follow me there to see what’s up on the Lakritz Farm.


Happy Urban Farming Everybody!


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Winter Crops Were Successful

Winter crops were abundant this year. Kale and broccoli grew well and the cabbage and radish crops were excellent. It’s interesting to note that the cabbage did not grow as well in the summer last year. We will definitely grow more cabbage in the winter next year.

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The newly planted fig tree has fruit!

Fuji apple blossoms!


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