The Asianman
suchtango:

modfarm:

Can’t Can Another Tomato? Then Trade It for Your Next Dinner Out.
What if you could barter your extra garden veggies for a nice restaurant dinner?

Oh man. Love this concept. Not that bartering is a new thing, or even close to mainstream, but I’d love to see an exchange like this fuel an influx of healthier food in restaurants that wouldn’t serve it otherwise because of cost, access, or other difficult factors.

“People like to share what they grow — there’s just no question about that,” says Chappell. “This is just a more formalized way of doing it and giving them something in return.”
And the enthusiasm came full circle when diners began tasting the fruits of their neighbors’ labor.

‘People like to share what they grow — there’s just no question about that,’ says Matt Chappell.

“What really struck me from a customer standpoint was how much they really liked the idea, embraced it, thought it was unique,” says Chappell. “It’s brought in new customers, and it’s made existing ones more interested in what we’re doing.” There’s certainly no underselling the pride in seeing your own haul make it onto the plate; as one customer put it to local TV station WCHW, “I like to come in and see if my stuff is on the menu.”


Oh man I would totally go for this.
*brings in 80 pounds of tomatoes*
"How many Taco Supremes can I get for this???"

suchtango:

modfarm:

Can’t Can Another Tomato? Then Trade It for Your Next Dinner Out.

What if you could barter your extra garden veggies for a nice restaurant dinner?

Oh man. Love this concept. Not that bartering is a new thing, or even close to mainstream, but I’d love to see an exchange like this fuel an influx of healthier food in restaurants that wouldn’t serve it otherwise because of cost, access, or other difficult factors.

“People like to share what they grow — there’s just no question about that,” says Chappell. “This is just a more formalized way of doing it and giving them something in return.”

And the enthusiasm came full circle when diners began tasting the fruits of their neighbors’ labor.

‘People like to share what they grow — there’s just no question about that,’ says Matt Chappell.

“What really struck me from a customer standpoint was how much they really liked the idea, embraced it, thought it was unique,” says Chappell. “It’s brought in new customers, and it’s made existing ones more interested in what we’re doing.” There’s certainly no underselling the pride in seeing your own haul make it onto the plate; as one customer put it to local TV station WCHW, “I like to come in and see if my stuff is on the menu.”

Oh man I would totally go for this.

*brings in 80 pounds of tomatoes*

"How many Taco Supremes can I get for this???"

urbangreens:

The ultimate spice rack!
submitted by Anna C
 via Homesteading / Survivalism

urbangreens:

The ultimate spice rack!

submitted by Anna C

 via Homesteading / Survivalism

Eggshell Seed Starters

urbangreens:

DIY Upside-Down Tomato Planters

Great for city-dwellers with little or no garden space!

The wife and I are planning to try out a couple of these this season

urbangreens:

Succulent vertical garden frames

Need to start keeping things like this in mind for the new house

urbangreens:

Succulent vertical garden frames

Need to start keeping things like this in mind for the new house

via vermicompost

Dang, I didn’t do so well my first time through. It’s hard when the quiz has a lot of statistics

nocarbon:

urbangreens:

vermicompost:

Bently over at RedWormComposting has put together this great guide to vermicompost. He is offering this guide  for a limited time special with a blueprint and info guide to a DIY worm bin  designed by Joe Denial.  Get both for only $19! 
It’s a small price to  pay to support this great vermicomposting resource.

If you like to garden, vermicomposting is a great way to get the best fertilizer on the planet at virtually no cost. This guide (available in September) is a great place to start!

everybody should compost! you can do it in an apartment, too. 

Yes!  I vermicompost in my apartment. The bin produces no odor at all.

nocarbon:

urbangreens:

vermicompost:

Bently over at RedWormComposting has put together this great guide to vermicompost. He is offering this guide for a limited time special with a blueprint and info guide to a DIY worm bin designed by Joe Denial.  Get both for only $19! 

It’s a small price to pay to support this great vermicomposting resource.

If you like to garden, vermicomposting is a great way to get the best fertilizer on the planet at virtually no cost. This guide (available in September) is a great place to start!

everybody should compost! you can do it in an apartment, too. 

Yes!  I vermicompost in my apartment. The bin produces no odor at all.

urbangreens:

Recycled Plastic Bottle Vertical Garden

“Design studio, Rosenbaum, designed this garden as an inexpensive small space solution for growing herbs and spices…  All you need is emptied and cleaned 2-liter PET bottles, scissors, clothesline rope, twine or wire, and two washers per bottle.”
More pictures at Treehugger

via captainplanit

This would be a fun project

urbangreens:

Recycled Plastic Bottle Vertical Garden

“Design studio, Rosenbaum, designed this garden as an inexpensive small space solution for growing herbs and spices… All you need is emptied and cleaned 2-liter PET bottles, scissors, clothesline rope, twine or wire, and two washers per bottle.”

More pictures at Treehugger

via captainplanit

This would be a fun project

projectoverflow:

backyard basil

Jealous. My basil plants are puny

projectoverflow:

backyard basil

Jealous. My basil plants are puny

urbangreens:

My Vertical Jungle by fraying

That would be rad too have an indoor wall garden like this… It would have to be on a wall that gets lots of light, so I don’t think this is feasible in my current apartment :(
Next place, I’m doing this!

urbangreens:

My Vertical Jungle by fraying

That would be rad too have an indoor wall garden like this… It would have to be on a wall that gets lots of light, so I don’t think this is feasible in my current apartment :(

Next place, I’m doing this!

I am totally making this Summer Risotto with the zucchini that’s about ripe in my garden

I am totally making this Summer Risotto with the zucchini that’s about ripe in my garden

First harvest!

First harvest!

Coming along! Hopefully it will fill in within a few weeks

Coming along! Hopefully it will fill in within a few weeks

Worked on my very own pallet  garden last night!

Worked on my very own pallet garden last night!