Farmer in the City





Location:  Vancouver, BC

The Digs:  Backyard, Front yard

Crops:  Basil, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cucumbers, Garlic, Green beans, Kale, Lavender, Lettuce, Mint, Mushrooms, Peas, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Rosemary, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Thyme, Tomatoes, Turnips

Animals:  Chickens

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  My journey setting up an urban homestead in Vancouver – from a pile of renovation rubble to a productive, organic smallholding.

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  • Posted by: on June 1st, 2011 at 01:08 pm

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  • Posted by: WolfandFinch on April 6th, 2011 at 09:19 am

    Thank you everyone! This was such a nice surprise to wake up to :) I really appreciate all the lovely comments too. The renovations are going well, and will be going on for a while yet, but the gardens are coming along really well so far. My seedlings are doing great and I've built my raised beds. The garden no longer looks like a construction site! I am probably building a chicken coop in the fall, which seems too far away right now! You can keep up with my progress at www.wolfandfinch.wordpress.com

    thanks again!

  • Posted by: City Girl Garden on April 6th, 2011 at 08:20 am

    Congrats on being named Farmer of the Day! Happy gardening!

  • Posted by: Green Desert on April 6th, 2011 at 07:50 am

    Congratulations. Are you keeping a blog on your renovation journey? Post it and let us follow your progress.

  • Posted by: Redqueen on April 6th, 2011 at 07:16 am

    congratulations on being farmer of the day.

  • Posted by: Shellie on April 6th, 2011 at 06:41 am

    Congratulations on Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on April 6th, 2011 at 05:53 am

    Congrats on being farmer of the day.

    I too have front yard containers and backyard rasised garden beds.

    Have a great farmer of the day.

  • Posted by: Kris Mo on April 5th, 2011 at 04:59 pm

    Sounds exciting - tell me you have a blog!

  • Posted by: UrbanFarmGirl on April 5th, 2011 at 04:39 pm

    Good luck with the renovation!

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