Farmer in the City




Elgin's Urban Farm

Location:  Corvallis, OR

Day Job:  Urban Farmer

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers, Front yard, Parking lot, Rooftop

Crops:  Apples, Basil, Bell Peppers, Blueberries, Bok-choy, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chile Peppers, Collards, Corn, Cucumbers, Garlic, Gourds, Grapes, Green beans, Jalepeno Peppers, Kale, Lemons, Lettuce, Melons, Mint, Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Olives, Oregano, Pears, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Rosemary, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Thyme, Tomatoes, Duckweed, fava beans, radishes

Animals:  Bees, Cats, Chickens, Dogs, Ducks, Goats, Rabbits, Fish, worms

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  My son and I put up a greenhouse, and grew green thumbs. We also are fish hobbyist, which led us right into aquaponics. I'm getting dirty so my son can see the miracle of plants growing, and our family eating fresh, local, organic, and healthier foods. We got chickens and soon after, too many eggs, so our small family has decided to start our urban farm to get others to grow their own and at least come see what we have growing.

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  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on March 15th, 2014 at 08:00 am

    Hey. Looks like you were farmer of the day and we all missed it. Congratulations!

  • Posted by: DJO on March 11th, 2014 at 07:39 am

    Great variety of growing plants. I'd love to try aquaponics one day.

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