KYF #069: Blue Yurt Farms with Erin Kelly

KYF #069: Blue Yurt Farms | Living in a blue yurt on 22 acres in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, they share their homestead with sheep, geese, chickens, pigs and dogs Loki and Eva. Who are they? Mike and Erin from Blue Yurt Farms. And today, you get to meet Erin. She talks about their yurt living experience and advice, as well as homesteading lessons and all about fermented chicken feed. Plus... the tip of the week! | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/69

Living in a blue yurt on 22 acres in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, they share their homestead with sheep, geese, chickens, pigs and dogs Loki and Eva. Who are they? Mike and Erin from Blue Yurt Farms. And today, you get to meet Erin. She talks about their yurt living experience and advice, as well as homesteading lessons and all about fermented chicken feed. Plus… the tip of the week! [by Wardee Harmon]

KYF #067: The Urban Farm with Greg Peterson

KYF #067: The Urban Farm with Greg Peterson | For the last 25 years, Greg Peterson has been urban farming on 1/3 acre city lot in Phoenix, Arizona. His home, The Urban Farm, is a showcase of beautiful and productive permaculture -- a chicken run, gardens, 85 fruit trees including apple and citrus hedges, and much more! Get to know Greg and The Urban Farm in today's podcast. Plus... the tip of the week! | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/67

For the last 25 years, Greg Peterson has been urban farming on 1/3 acre city lot in Phoenix, Arizona. His home, The Urban Farm, is a showcase of beautiful and productive permaculture — a chicken run, gardens, 85 fruit trees including apple and citrus hedges, and much more! Get to know Greg and The Urban Farm in today’s podcast. Plus… the tip of the week! [by Wardee Harmon]

Keys to Success for the Beginning Gardener

Keys to Success for the Beginning Gardener | After a rough winter, spring has finally arrived and the long-awaited gardening season is finally in full swing. If you are new to gardening endeavor, I encourage you to give it a shot! There's no time like the present. :) I put together a few gardening tips so that you can have a successful first season. These basic tips are the things I wish I had known when I first started. | GNOWFGLINS.com

After a rough winter, spring has finally arrived and the long-awaited gardening season is finally in full swing. If you are new to gardening endeavor, I encourage you to give it a shot! There’s no time like the present. :) I put together a few gardening tips so that you can have a successful first season. These basic tips are the things I wish I had known when I first started. [by Jenny Cazzola]

KYF #066: Inspiring Pioneer Roots with Melissa Norris

KYF #066: Inspiring Pioneer Roots | Melissa Norris grew up living simply and using old-fashioned skills, and noticed as a grown up that most people didn't know how to preserve or raise their own food. And so, she's on a mission to help people bring pioneering skills in the modern world. Get to know Melissa through the links and information below, and of course through this podcast. Plus... the tip of the week! | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/66

Melissa Norris grew up living simply and using old-fashioned skills, and noticed as a grown up that most people didn’t know how to preserve or raise their own food. And so, she’s on a mission to help people bring pioneering skills in the modern world. Get to know Melissa through the links and information below, and of course through this podcast. Plus… the tip of the week! [by Wardee Harmon]

Spotlight on Herbs: Marjoram

Spotlight on Herbs: Marjoram | I rarely see marjoram in the spotlight. It humbly takes its place next to showier herbs like borage and bay leaf trees, and more popular rosemary and thyme. And yet, year after year, this little plant thrives in both garden and pot. It survives the long winter, basking in the light of a sunny window. With both culinary and medicinal uses, it's an herb that deserves a second look. | GNOWFGLINS.com

I rarely see marjoram in the spotlight. It humbly takes its place next to showier herbs like borage and bay leaf trees, and more popular rosemary and thyme. And yet, year after year, this little plant thrives in both garden and pot. It survives the long winter, basking in the light of a sunny window. With both culinary and medicinal uses, it’s an herb that deserves a second look. [by Andrea Sabean]

Local Food 101: Chickens and Eggs

Local Food 101: Chickens and Eggs | How can you know if a particular food source is a wise and healthy choice? You start by talking to the farmer who produces it, asking questions that pertain to the type of food you're buying. In this post, we'll discuss chickens and eggs (and other poultry as well). Use these questions when approaching your local farmer or source. | GNOWFGLINS.com

How can you know if a particular food source is a wise and healthy choice? You start by talking to the farmer who produces it, asking questions that pertain to the type of food you’re buying. In this post, we’ll discuss chickens and eggs (and other poultry as well). Use these questions when approaching your local farmer or source. [by Jenny Cutler]

How to Homestead Without 100 Acres and A Cow

How to Homestead Without 100 Acres and A Cow | When I hear the following comment: "I really want to homestead, but we're waiting until we can afford to buy an acreage." I usually respond with this: "If you have a home, you have a homestead." Today I will share ways you can create a homestead, regardless of where you live or the resources you have (or don't have). | GNOWFGLINS.com

When I hear the following comment: “I really want to homestead, but we’re waiting until we can afford to buy an acreage.” I usually respond with this: “If you have a home, you have a homestead.” Today I will share ways you can create a homestead, regardless of where you live or the resources you have (or don’t have). [by Jenny Cazzola]