Tag Archives: Farming

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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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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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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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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If A Plum Falls On The Farm Do You Eat It?

A couple of days ago I was watering plants and standing next to the Santa Rosa plum tree we planted in the spring of 2014. The tree was part of the early plans for the farm which included the idea … Continue reading

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Wildlife Visit the Farm

We all know that living in the natural world means facing wildlife from time to time. Depending on where you live and what you grow you might have a variety of animals as visitors. Here at the Lakritz Family Farm … Continue reading

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This Week On The Farm (5/8/2015)

Lot’s of good stuff growing on the farm this week. We continue to harvest lettuce and bok choy which have been a staple for the past month. Now we are getting excited about some new crops getting ripe and will … Continue reading

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