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The Micro Farm Project

Location:  Phoenix, AZ

Day Job:  Blog at TheMicroFarmProject.com Teach in the Urban Farming department at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Host gardening and Permaculture events with GrowPhx.com.

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers, Front yard

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Blackberries, Blueberries, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chile Peppers, Corn, Cucumbers, Figs, Garlic, Grapes, Green beans, Jalepeno Peppers, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lavender, Lemons, Lettuce, Melons, Mint, Oranges, Oregano, Peaches, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Rosemary, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Thyme, Tomatoes

Animals:  Chickens, Goats, BBW and BBB Turkeys Heritage Turkeys (Black Spanish, Blue Palm) Coturnix Quail Dorper Sheep Blackbelly Sheep

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  The Micro Farm Project is a beautiful place where veggies, flowers, fruit, and herbs grow and our small livestock animals provide us with fun and food. We are creating a tiny farm on our urban lot and are always experimenting with ways for our family to become more self-reliant and efficient. Our practices are slowly becoming more sustainable, replenishing our little piece of land, our health and our spirits. We invite others to join us and learn step-by-step to create a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle.

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  • Posted by: leopardstripes on July 15th, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Your urban farm is LOVELY- great job! Now, you'd asked about the Tattler lids. I've only used them for high-pressure canning, so far, and they've been GREAT. There is a little bit of a learning curve for 'em (such as increasing your headspace to about 1", vs. the 1/2" you can get away with, for "regular" canning lids), but once you get used to not hearing that distinctive "plink!" when they seal, they're wonderful. I haven't attempted re-use of the rings, though- mine seem to have dented pretty well, when I canned all those cases of heirloom tomatoes from last summer, LOL! Good luck- and if you need the website address, let me know. There are a number of resellers out there, and they charge a LOT, compared to the actual manufacturers.

    Have a good one! :)

  • Posted by: Morag on January 23rd, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Congrats! Beautiful pictures too. So inspiring.

  • Posted by: My Place on January 14th, 2014 at 04:54 pm


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  • Posted by: lisanesbit on January 12th, 2014 at 07:02 pm

    Way to go Farmer of the Month!

  • Posted by: Wall 2 Wall Border Collies on January 3rd, 2014 at 07:58 am

    Congrats on Farmer of the month! We have had both Black Bellies and Dorpers! Visit us : ) www.wall2wallsheep.com Lorna : ) Voted : )

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on January 2nd, 2014 at 03:50 pm

    Yay for you, Micro Farm Project! Congratulations on being farmer of the month!

  • Posted by: Das Haus on December 4th, 2013 at 08:25 am

    Very nice!

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