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Location:  Millwood, WA

The Digs:  Backyard, Community Garden

Crops:  Apples, Bell Peppers, Carrots, Chile Peppers, Cucumbers, Green beans, Kale, Lettuce, Melons, Mint, Pears, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Strawberries, Tomatoes

Animals:  Chickens, Rabbits

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  For my family, it's a combination of things: Several years ago, we found out my daughter had a strong reaction to artificial food dyes. Since that time, we've continued to dig deeper and deeper into exploring what it is we really put in our bodies. This, coupled with a strong desire to be engaged in our community, has really been the driving force behind our "urban farm" exploration and development.

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  • Posted by: Backyard Grower on February 21st, 2013 at 03:40 pm

    What a gorgeous family! Voted.

 
  • Posted by: SierraTahoeDad on February 21st, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Congrats on making Farmer of the Day!

 
  • Posted by: Cindyg on February 21st, 2013 at 08:22 am

    Congrats on farmer of the Day!!!

 
  • Posted by: Wong88 on February 21st, 2013 at 07:25 am

    Best Wishes to the Farmer of the Day!

 
  • Posted by: Wong88 on September 12th, 2012 at 07:01 am

    Best Wishes to the Farmer of the Day!

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

    If you’re not already getting your bimonthly issues of Urban Farm, you’re missing out on the guide on how to be more self-sufficient by growing some of your own food and treading lightly on the environment in the space you have. Articles include how-to projects, gardening basics, composting, beekeeping, roof-top gardening, preserving and freezing, and time and money-saving ideas. Subscribe today -- 1 year (6 issues) as low as $15.00.

 
  • Posted by: Groundbreaker on October 13th, 2010 at 06:58 pm

    I posted progress pictures... ...my Summer labors... ...chicken yard with log-cabin style chicken coop... ...used rounded garden timbers for body and recycled playhouse roof for roof/lid... ...rain shelter on side with old mimosa limbs for perches... ...chicken yard built around fruit trees... ...fence edged with yellow lantana...

 
  • Posted by: lissakevin on October 12th, 2010 at 06:13 pm

    LOVE the health aspect of your reasoning!! good for you!

 
  • Posted by: Chix n' The City on October 12th, 2010 at 11:02 am

    I have two children with severe food allergies and I've wondered if they would have developed these allergies if I really watched where my food was coming from and what I was eating. I figure, better late than never and now we are focusing on growing our own food. Contratulations of Farmer of the day!

 
  • Posted by: Big "O" Chicky on October 12th, 2010 at 09:19 am

    I think it is great that you are taking such an interest in where your food comes from! in your picture is a metal building in the back ground, is this your house?

 
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