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Urban Farm promotes the benefits of self-sufficiency and provides the tools with which to do it on any size property. Between the covers, you’ll find how-to projects, backyard-livestock advice, profiles of urban farmers, “green” and innovative products, and of course, recipes for preparing your homegrown vegetables, eggs and other farm bounty.

Urban Farm reaches out to those in the city and suburbs, those who are inspired by the local-food movement, and those who want to raise chickens and grow food for themselves, supporting local agriculture and living more sustainably.

It doesn’t take a farm to have the heart of a farmer. Now, with this burgeoning sustainable-living movement, you don’t have to own acreage to fulfill your dream of raising your own food. Urban Farm magazine will guide you down the path to self sustainability.

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In addition to finding all the essential information needed to start your urban farm and keep it running smoothly, UrbanFarmOnline.com offers an online community of city farmers just like you. Join in by uploading photos of your city’s gardens and sustainability sites, participating in the Urban Farm forums, and creating a Farmer in the City profile. Also check in regularly for the latest sustainability and urban-farming news.

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Meet Today's Farmer of the Day

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  • Our Hugelkultur

    Location: Atmore, AL

    Day Job: Finance

    Why I'm Getting Dirty: The Wife and I needed something new and very different after 27 years of marriage. We always loved and kept house plants so we thought - why not gardening? Since then, our garden has become refuge providing therapy and welcomed exercise. I've dropped 58 lbs over two years. Plus, I love the tomatoes. So, this is our hugelkultur on 6/22/15 at age 2.5 years, give or take. The foundation is 3" - 4" rotted branches harvested from a neighboring wet, hardwood forest, most with that nice rotted wood feel and smell. Then, various things like a dusting of blood meal, bone meal, Mater Magic, Epsom salt, harvested grass clippings from the yard (no chemicals in 18 years), shredded leaves with leaf mold, lots of compost, hay straw, water, twigs, small branches, and just anything we felt was beneficial. The "hugel" as we call it is approximately 128" to a side and shaped like a square "U." Put your thumbs together and that's the shape. We never use pesticides or anything much stronger than Miracle Grow. Mostly, it's just lots and lots of compost and tea, hand weeding, water from my neighbors well which he has used on his garden for years and years with great results. We are newcomers in our relationship with the Dirt but we love it.

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