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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.

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

A sneak peek at our updated 7HH-G 5 Year Plan

Glass. Fish. No-till. These are a few words to get you thinking about some of our updated plans as well as some new areas of interest for our micro-farm. We’ll … Continue reading

December 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

7HH-G photo from 9/15/14

This photo was taken in the morning after an evening of rain showers. The chicken coop is in the background. The roof of our Warre bee hive is the yellow … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Seedlings update photos.

Here are the two pans our seedlings are growing in and a good look at their progress. We have the following growing here: thyme, oregano, lemon balm, snapdragons – and … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Breaking down wood pallets for compost bin 02.

Compost bin 01 is really “cooking”. We have been supplying material from our kitchen/home, we have a weekly supply of restaurant material from Cecilia’s Café (a friend of mine has … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · 1 Comment