REAL food Garden & Apiary | blog

We are an urban homestead based on natural, holistic and sustainable principles. Our livestock includes chickens & honey bees and we cultivate fruits, vegetables and kitchen herbs.

Where have we been and what’s with the new name ?

Just a really quick note on our blog for those who don’t follow our Facebook page as much as our blog. We’re still around and kicking and have been as … Continue reading

November 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

07 – The end of our urban farm?; The Year in Review at 7HH-G

The last couple of years here at our urban farm have been eye opening for our family. Raising our own fruits, vegetables and herbs that were nourished from compost we … Continue reading

January 1, 2016 · 4 Comments

06 – Composting; The Year in Review at 7HH-G

Auto-pilot. That is the best way to describe how we collectively make compost here at 7HH-G. A recycled plastic coffee container (a large one from Costco) is what we use … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

05 – Honey bees; The Year in Review at 7HH-G

The 7HH-G honey bees in our Warre hive had a very successful year. First and foremost, they made it through the winter successfully and expanded their numbers in the spring … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

04 – The potager; The Year in Review at 7HH-G

“A potager is a French term for an ornamental vegetable or kitchen garden. The historical design precedent is from the Gardens of the French Renaissance and Baroque Garden à la … Continue reading

December 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

03 – Sowing seeds indoors; The Year in Review at 7HH-G

One of the key steps we take to get our vegetables, herbs and flowers off to a great start is sowing seeds indoors. We grow 75% of all the plants in … Continue reading

December 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

02 – Urban chickens; The Year in Review at 7HH-G

  They will turn 2 years old this coming April 2016.  Our chickens have been quite a hoot. We received them as day old chicks in the mail – hand … Continue reading

December 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

01 – Conferences / Public outreach / Recognition; The Year in Review at 7HH-G

2015 was a busy year for our family and myself when it came to our overall progress with our urban farm. We got to practice public outreach, attended conferences and received some recognition … Continue reading

December 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

A review of Year 01 from our 5 Yr. Plan

Here is a review of the goals we set for ourselves for Year 01 of our 5 Yr. Plan: Year 01 – 2014 Build the chicken coop (a 6 wk. … Continue reading

December 27, 2014 · 6 Comments

Kitchen herbs planned for the potager in 2015

By far, our most successful herbs from last years growing season (2014) were mint, lemon balm and basil. The lemon balm plants were gifted to us from an aunt – … Continue reading

December 24, 2014 · 2 Comments