Farmers come in many packages. Some of us are full time employees of the land, earning our bread and water through cultivation. Others among us are simply urban dwellers interested in staying in contact with the natural world. Whichever you are, our farmblog (the Flog) will have something for you. Topics range from how to make your own great soil mix, to how to make a natural piggery that has no smell and doesn’t need cleaning. The unconventional tips and tricks here will save you time and money, guaranteed. Patrick and Gil will be contributing based on their respective areas of interest.
If you live in an urban setting and would like to learn some neat tricks to small scale gardening whether on a balcony, patio, or backyard, follow along. I’ll be growing a balcony garden using the skills learned from Gil, some farming experience from long ago, and lots of research. It’s been awhile and there will be some bumps along the way, but this will be a great opportunity to get an idea of how to be an urban farmer. I’m hoping to grow all my vegetable needs off a small outdoor balcony – let’s see how it goes! Topics will include how to make your own fertilizer, planters, soil, watering system and more, all with the limited workspace and materials you’d have in an apartment in the city.
Owning and operating my own Organic farm, I have much to share on the topic of organic farming. I’ll be posting enhancements to existing recipes, new recipes, building plans for natural piggery and free range chicken habitats, updates on my 1000sqm farm and more. These updates should be extremely useful for farmers eager to learn about natural farming techniques.