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Farmer in the City

  

  

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Kirk Osborne

Location:  Platteville, WI

The Digs:  Backyard, Front yard, Rooftop

Crops:  Apples, Pears

Animals:  Bees, Chickens

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  I am fascinated by bees and bee society. I enjoy being productive, learning, and educating others. I have a couple rooftop beehives, which can be viewed from the safety of our kitchen. I use this set-up to educate the community about beekeeping and bees in general. I currently have 6 hens which I keep in a coop surrounded by a large run. We have pear trees, apple trees, a large veggie garden, and a large pollinator garden. We are treatment/chemical free.

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  • Posted by: KC on October 18th, 2014 at 01:11 pm

    Congratulations on being Farmer of the Day! Voted : ) Visit me : )

 
  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on October 18th, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Congratulations on being farmer of the day, Kirk. How did your garden do in 2014?

 
  • Posted by: Backyard Grower on August 30th, 2013 at 02:44 pm

    Glad to see you got farmer of the day!

 
  • Posted by: Wong88 on August 30th, 2013 at 07:05 am

    Best Wishes to the Farmer of the Day!

 
  • Posted by: BellMar Farm on August 30th, 2013 at 06:39 am

    Congratulations on being Farmer of the Day!

 
  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on August 30th, 2013 at 04:29 am

    Mmmm. Honey. Congratulations on being farmer of the day!

 
  • Posted by: Backyard Grower on August 29th, 2013 at 03:21 pm

    You look like a serious beekeeper! Voted!

 
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