Monthly Archives: October 2015

A New Water Supply System

When we first got started with the Lakritz Family Farm it was clear that growing food on our property would be highly dependent upon access to water. While living in Northern California tends to mean lots of rain (here in … Continue reading

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Bugs for Chickens

Thanks to the people at the Marin Master Gardeners I found out my farm is infested with grubbs! These pesky and strange looking soil mongrels hang out about 4-6 inches below the the top of the soil and reek havoc … Continue reading

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Urban Farming Promoters Look to Transform Food Production

Urban farming is still in it’s infancy but there are plenty of ¬†efforts to bring food production into our cities and closer to the populations we are trying to feed. These newfangled farming methods combine urban buildings, new¬†technology, hydroponics, and … Continue reading

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Today’s Harvest

Picked a few fresh items for dinner today. The eggplant was not that successful this year but it tastes good. Tomato and basil always go together and the peppers went well in the salad.

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October Tomatoes, Hornworms, and Sunflower Harvest

This week we cleared a small area of the farm on the side of the house for winter. This 20 square foot plot was where we first started successfully growing food on the farm. We pretty much only plant tomatoes … Continue reading

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