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Blood Meal Iron Toxicity

By On September 25, 2016

I have a confession to make. I killed my garden this summer. The surprising thing is, that I’ve never been more relieved. It first started with one of our standard varieties of… Read More

GrowWithFFC
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#GrowWithFFC Update – Flowers & Fruit

By On June 22, 2016

Time sure has a way of flying by with the hustle and bustle of the spring. Little more than 100 days ago, the tiny little seeds that are #GrowWithFFC were tucked into… Read More

Soil Test Sample
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Soil Test Comparison

By On June 7, 2016

Soil is what’s under your feet; dirt is what’s under your nails – as many of my professors (especially the soil scientists) would say to any student that mistakenly called the ground… Read More

Satisfyingly
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Satisfyingly Sore

By On May 16, 2016

It’s just after 6pm as I write this, and I’m planted on the couch. I can barely move at the moment, and I know that tomorrow will be a stiff one – and… Read More

Noah Pastor shows off a meal worm which he is about to eat during 
interactive presentation on eating bugs on Tuesday at Ijams Nature Center. The program is part of Ijams' "Living Clean & Green! Science Cafe" series. The presentation served meal worms and chocolate covered ants for people to try.
DIY

Spring Workshops with The Growing Project

By On April 17, 2016

The Growing Project is dedicated to educating our Fort Collins community about urban agriculture, food insecurity, gardening skills, cooking, food preservation, foraging, and more. Through their TGP University they offer a wide… Read More

FFC 16-0406 Rose
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Labels: Gardener vs. Farmer

By On April 6, 2016

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; – Romeo & Juliet, Act II, Scene II, William Shakespeare (1564–1616). During several conversations… Read More

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From yard to fridge

By On August 23, 2015

You may remember a post I did a while back about our first attempt at raising meat birds. In the spring we put in our order for 25 Freedom Ranger Black Broilers.… Read More

Education

Field Day 2015 in Greeley

By On August 6, 2015

The USDA Agricultural Research Service – Water Management Research Unit, Colorado State University Extension, Civil & Environmental Engineering and the Department, and Soil & Crop Sciences Department are hosting a Field Day in Greeley… Read More

DIY

Where are you buying your seeds??

By On December 22, 2014

I bet it’s about that time where the mailbox starts filling up with seed catalogs. And with that, dreams of your summer garden. What new varieties will you try? do you like… Read More

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Weed ’em and Reap

By On July 6, 2014

  There aren’t many things I seriously dislike. But weeds. I hate weeds. These insidious little creatures that start off looking benign enough. Manageable even. Then overnight they ravage the landscape coming… Read More