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American Persimmon Trees: A Planting and Growing Guide

“Diospyros” is the scientific name for the genus of persimmon trees, and the meaning of the name implies that persimmons are fruits of the gods. Maybe you haven’t had a chance to taste for yourself how true the name may be, in which case you should realize how much you’re missing out on.

The American persimmon in particular is heavenly in taste, a tiny fruit bursting with sweetness, possibly the closest thing to a nature-made dessert in existence. Best of all, it’s actually good for you.…

10 Reasons You Should Have Backyard Chickens

A number of both suburban and urban families have begun to add a small flock of chickens to their backyard. Even though most people love the convenience of living in a big city, they also love the idea of living the simple farming life, and bringing chickens into your household is the perfect way to do that.

People raise chickens in suburbs and big cities for a number of reasons, and knowing all the benefits it can provide you with is a great place to start on your own quest to bring a bit of the simple life into your …

Sustaining Farms with Supermarket Food Waste

This is a California company that diverts a great many pounds of wasted food from landfills and onto farmlands without time-consuming composting strategies.

You don’t need to dumpster dive before you realize that supermarkets divert a constant flow of uneaten nourishment to landfills.

When it gets dumped, the waste accomplishes more than smell terrible. It likewise adds to environmental change by discharging methane, a greenhouse gas, which is about 30 times stronger than carbon-dioxide. Actually, landfills are pegged the third biggest supply of methane emanations in the U.S., as per the Environmental Protection Agency (a major cause the USDA as …

Why I Dropped Out of Business School to be an Organic Farmer

 A woman 20 something years of age explains why she left college to embrace her true passion in the countryside outside Atlanta.

I may not look like your average farmer, and honestly, it surprises a lot of people to hear that I am one. But, I’m not your average farmer, so I’m okay with that.

Although some have guessed that I inherited farming from my family, the truth is that I was raised in Michigan suburbs and my farming experience was limited to helping my grandpa and dad in the yard, a couple of cherry-picking excursions, and keeping some herbs …

A different taste of urban farming in L.A.

At the Jonathon Club downtown, some people took it hard when a paddle tennis court on the fifth-floor was changed to gem lettuce, Swiss chard, and micro greens.

Executive Chef Jason McClain was thrilled. This should be no surprise. His father is a retired landscape architect and flew in from Alabama to build the garden. They installed rows of galvanized horse troughs in which vegetables and herbs now grow.…

A Lot in Wyoming Will be one of the World’s First Vertical Farms

A conveyor belt design allows a three-story greenhouse to be efficient and sustainable which provides jobs and fresh produce to the Jackson community.

Jackson, Wyoming is a very unlikely place for urban farming. It has an altitude over a mile high and has snow that can last for most of the year. The growing season lasts only a few months. It is expensive to plant a garden since the average vacant lot can be well over $1 million.…