Author: Meg Whiteley

Urban Farm Updates, June 28th, 2018

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? Native Americans used to farm, each summer, using the “three sisters” method of growing. They formed hills of dirst, planting corn in the center of the hill, with bean seeds surrounding the corn plant and then squash seeds around the bean seeds. The Corn would grow up tall,…
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Urban Farm Updates, June 21st, 2018

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? Coffee beans are not a bean at all; they are actually the seed of trees within the coffea family. The fruit of these trees are harvested, the seeds are removed, roasted and ground up to form what we know as coffee. Coffee trees grown at higher elevations tend…
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Urban Farm Updates, June 14th, 2018

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? One type of Potato Blight in Ireland, first appearing in 1845, was responsible for the near complete potato crop loss across all of Ireland?! This fungus blight resulted in a crop loss than was the cause of roughly half a million human deaths, and which started a mass…
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Urban Farm Updates, June 7th, 2018

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? Sweet Potatoes and Yams are NOT the same thing! Sweet Potatoes grow as root nodules underground, like a traditional potato. Yams grow above ground, like a fruit, hanging off the vine. Sweet Potatoes are botanically in the Morning Glory family, while Yams are more closely related to Lilies.…
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Urban Farm Updates, May 31st, 2018

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? One Hornworm can destroy an entire tomato plant in just 24 hours! Yikes!! Check your plants regularly for these ugly pests to and keep them under control throughout the season. What’s Growing On? Have you all been enjoying the waterfall from the sky, this past week? I hope…
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Urban Farm Updates, May 24th, 2018

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? Tomatoes, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes and Beets are high in Lycopenes. These compounds, which are responsible for most of the yellow, red and orange coloration in these vegetables, have been shown to help reduce risk of Alzheimers disease and Cancer. What’s Growing On? Let me first begin my blog…
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