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  • 11 Steps to Starting an Agricultural Education Program in Your School

    According to The National FFA Organization (formerly Future Farmers of America), creating a proposal and getting started is easier than you think.

  • 12 Steps to a Transition Town

    Revitalize your community with these tips for starting a Transition Initiative.

  • 5 Cues to Take from Urban Farms

    Take the lessons learned from leaders in the urban-farming movement to make a difference in your own community.

  • 5 Rules for Urban Wild Food Foraging

    Supplement your diet—and save money in the process—by gleaning the wild and wonderful plants growing around your city.

  • 5 Tips to Keep Great Neighbors

    Cranky neighbors take the fun out of urban farming. Follow these tips to help everyone get along.

  • 5 Urban Farming Laws That Need to Change—Now!

    These city ordinances might sound ridiculous to urban farmers' ears, but they’re causing huge problems for city-based food producers.

  • 5 Urban Farming Lessons

    Take these five lessons from the top of the urban-farm food chain to improve your backyard, rooftop, patio or community garden.

  • 5 Ways to Prove Your Urban-farming Cred

    Talk the talk and walk the walk by getting involved in urban farming in your community.

  • 5 Ways to Support Your Local-Food Coordinator—If You Have One

    A local-food coordinator may be hard at work connecting farmers and food purchasers in your community, but its not a job they can do alone.

  • 5 World Cup Countries That Win Trophies for Urban Farming

    Football (aka soccer) isn’t the only buzz in these nations—their urban farming movements are also growing strong.

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  • "little farm in the city"

    Location: Wheat Ridge, CO

    Day Job: Realtor , Oil & Gas Lease Analyst

    Why I'm Getting Dirty: Having grown up overseas, we did not have a yard, nor did I grow up with a dog or a cat. We had a parakeet named Sammie until the maid got locked out over Chinese New Year while we were traveling and he died. We had a long balcony with potted plants. Maybe I'm making up for lost dreams. I love to make things beautiful and a vegetable garden was in my budget, when I first started gardening. We now have the space and feel I would be wasting my blessings, if I didn't make it productive as well as beautiful. The bug to make our large yard "a little farm in the city" happened one evening while I was reading Mother Earth News in bed. My husband said, "No chickens", so I ordered eight chicks with a gal on Craig's List who did not want 25 and wanted to place an order with the hatchery. We were "gifted" the Llamas, six months later by one of my clients....

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