Category Archives: Farming Resources

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 … Continue reading

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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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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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It’s “Engineered” So Don’t Call Them “GMO” Crops

In March, UC Davis professor Pamela Ronald gave a scientific argument in favor of the idea that genetically engineered (not “genetically modified”) crops will be an important tool in the future of world food production. In fact, she says engineered food will be critical to … Continue reading

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Will Sustainable Big Business Agricultural Practices Help Save The Planet?

Corporate farming takes the brunt of a tremendous amount of criticism by small farmers for their impact on the environment as well as the loss of small farms throughout the US. These are certainly important concerns and these issues should continue … Continue reading

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Johnny Georges and the Tree T-Pee Saves Water

Check out Johnny Georges and his Tree T-Pee. This could be a game-changer for tree farmers in water tight areas. I would like to hear more about the carbon footprint on this product but certainly the potential for water savings are … Continue reading

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Marin Master Gardener Tomato Market 2015

Bay Area gardeners and urban farmers might want to consider visiting the Marin Master Gardener Tomato Market next Saturday, April 18 9am – Noon at the Pini Ace Hardware, 1535 S. Novato Blvd., Novato, CA and the Bon Air Shopping Center … Continue reading

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