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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Follow the Lakritz Farm on Instagram

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!

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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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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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Why Eat Organic?

When I was young we often went into the fields of the Central Valley in California to pick left over foods the machines didn’t capture during the harvest. We went into tomato fields, fruit orchards, and once even dragged bruised … Continue reading

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