Category Archives: Urban Gardens

A rain gutter garden watering system.

(Larry Hall) Here is a video about what Larry calls a rain gutter garden. I have seen various versions of this, usually involving five gallon buckets connected to a primary water source. While I do not consider it to be … Continue reading

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The Iron Roots Urban Garden

(Casey Malone Show) This video is a featurette from the Casey Malone Show in Youngstown, Ohio. This particular episode is about how one family turned a run down property into an urban farm and a rally point for one neighborhoods … Continue reading

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Small Space Growing Strategy- The Rain Chain

(Cop on Bicycle) In this video Jim Martin shows us how you can make a “rain chain”. What a rain chain is, is a planter method where you hang plants with the largest on top down to the smallest on … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #23- Interview with Laura Henderson of Growing Places

This weeks podcast is with the executive director of an organization that uses local food, yoga and gardening as teaching tools to guide individuals and the community towards a more sustainable life. Or in the words of their website, Growing Places … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Bee Keeper

Portrait of an Urban Beekeeper from Steve Ellington on Vimeo. This 20 minute documentary does a better job of covering the varied aspects of bee keeping than many books and videos that set out to teach about the process. Mr. … Continue reading

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Growing potatoes in small spaces without all the digging!

(Stephen Legaree In this video Stephen Legaree shows us the results of his experiment with potato bags. As he is harvesting them he notes that he would have had better results if he had put all of the soil in … Continue reading

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Getting back to our purpose.

Of late I have been getting caught up in more than a couple of side issues… fights, discussions and debates about regulations, the need for structures, and who should be doing what. Now some of it makes sense. We have to … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #21- Interview with Kate Franzman of Bee Public and Growing Places

A couple of weeks ago I got to sit down with Growing Places resident bee keeper and urban farmer Kate Franzman. The subject of our conversation was bees. We talk about their life cycles, how to keep them healthy, Colony … Continue reading

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Peter Cundall talking Backyard Permaculture

This is from and Australian Gardening show. Its a bit of a long video, but it demonstrates his full suburban design. The video goes in depth into his water management, integrated pest control, companion planting and the whole gamut of … Continue reading

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City Boy Hens did a comical video about backyard hens.

(City Boy Hens) This video takes a comical view on raising hens in cities that have outlawed the practice. Its all about keeping peace with the neighbors and taking good care of your birds. You know, stuff you should do … Continue reading

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AGRO-HAcking Concepts and Principles (full playlist)

(Advancing Eco Agriculture) Permaculture by any other name, is Permaculture all the same.  As anyone who has been around the site for a while will tell you, I am not one to get too wrapped in titles, or even details…well … Continue reading

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Video about some Urban Agriculture projects in Atlanta, Georgia

(Public Broadcasting Atlanta) Here is a video highlighting some urban agriculture projects in Atlanta, Georgia. They have a little bit on empty lot gardening, CSA’s, community gardens and the impacts these things are having on their communities. Besides just making … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #19- Interview with Andrew Brake of Naptown Chickens

Recently I got to sit down with Andrew Brake of Naptown Chickens and talked about a wide variety of urban homesteading topics. It may be a bit of a surprise but the majority of our conversation centered around chickens, and … Continue reading

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Urban Agriculture Zoning Comment Session- Update of changes and reminder!

Note the change in location for the first meeting. The noon meeting will be held on the platform at City Market. This opportunity to participate in how our city is zoned last came about 45 years ago. Lets make sure … Continue reading

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Indy Rezone holding a feedback meeting concerning urban agriculture.

The folks at Indy Rezone are having a community meeting to discuss the impact of the current zoning plans on agriculture. Now given the pace of modern life and the average citizens level of apathy towards anything that doesn’t shine … Continue reading

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