The Lakritz Family has been picking oranges for a very long time. Growing up in a small town in California’s Central Valley, we lived among the crops. Although we weren’t farmers, we did have our own fruit trees growing in the backyard. … Continue reading
About a year ago we decided to begin using Instagram to publish images from the Lakritz Farm. We use Instagram as a simple way to share news form the Farm. Follow us to see more frequent updates on the farm!
Posted in Conservation, Crops, Farming Education, Food, Fruit, Organic, Sustainability, Urban Farming, Vegetables
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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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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
Posted in Bugs, Crops, Farming Education, Food, Organic, Seeds, Sustainability, Urban Farming, Vegetables
Tagged Birds, Compost, Dirt, Education, Farm, Food, Garden, Home, Mulch, Nutrients
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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It’s that time of the year when the sunflowers are blooming nicely. They are such a joy in the yard. Sunflowers brighten the area and bring such beautiful color to yourenvironment. These flowers were started at a school garden nursery … Continue reading
We gathered a good harvest of seeds this summer and are planting new crops for the fall. But we had plenty to give away so that’s what we did! Enjoy!