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]

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]

Spotlight on Herbs: Thyme

Spotlight on Herbs: Thyme | Since winter is still firmly upon us, it's a wonderful time to think about thyme. Not only is it a great flavoring in all of the warm soups, stews, and roasts we're busy cooking, but it's a natural healer of colds, coughs, and sore throats. Thyme is an important addition to any kitchen or medicinal herb garden! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Since winter is still firmly upon us, it’s a wonderful time to think about thyme. Not only is it a great flavoring in all of the warm soups, stews, and roasts we’re busy cooking, but it’s a natural healer of colds, coughs, and sore throats. Thyme is an important addition to any kitchen or medicinal herb garden! [by Andrea Sabean]

KYF #062: Heirloom Seeds and Beyond Off Grid Film with Jason Matyas

KYF #062: Heirloom Seeds and Beyond Off Grid Film | What do an off-grid documentary film project and heirloom gardening have in common? They're the strong interests of husband, father, and entrepreneur Jason Matyas. In this podcast, you'll meet Jason and we'll visit about his off-grid film project, his family business sharing heirloom seeds, his love of gardening, and much more. Plus... the tip of the week! | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/62

What do an off-grid documentary film project and heirloom gardening have in common? They’re the strong interests of husband, father, and entrepreneur Jason Matyas. In this podcast, you’ll meet Jason and we’ll visit about his off-grid film project, his family business sharing heirloom seeds, his love of gardening, and much more. Plus… the tip of the week! [by Wardee Harmon]

5 Anti-Inflammatory Herbs in Your Own Backyard

One of the reasons I love herbs so much is because of their ability to take care of every day symptoms. Did you sprain your wrist? Yep, there’s a plant that can help. Need something to soothe the baby’s bug bites? Check — that one’s covered too. Here are five seemingly common plants that happen to be anything but common when it comes to reducing inflammation and relieving swelling and pain. [by Paula Miller]