Category Archives: Organic Gardening

Grow food forests, grow mushrooms, then forage for life.

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Foraging meets Food Forestry. Tips on turning your local park into a thriving Food Forest.

After the mid-winter holidays the Spring is inevitably happens, and now it’s the time to begin thinking about what can be planted, and where. After all, planting can make foraging even more diverse, or perhaps can eliminate a trip to … Continue reading

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Chicken of the Woods

Recently, and upon being “urban farmers” The quality of our food improved about 100%. Compared to the top quality gourmet supermarket foods we used to buy. Now we are eating things we grew ourselves and especially wild things. This morning … Continue reading

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FAQ to Urban Farming

Name:  Anya Pozdeeva Occupation/Company: Farmer & Teacher, Vertically Integrated Farms Inc. & S.A.V.E. – Society for Aquaponic Values and Education Neighborhood: Bronx, NY Answers to questions from SELF Magazine Your husband had some knowledge of fish from his childhood, but … Continue reading

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To the future foragers: don’t pay for your green vegetables, they are free and prolific to the state of being invasive. Lambs Quarters and Pigsweed of the day.

Lambs quarters (wild spinach) Chenopodium berlandieri View pictures on google here: http://tiny.cc/iywsdw All plant is edible, all the time. It grows everywhere. High in vitamin C and rich in riboflavin, one cup of cooked wild spinach provides an excellent source of … Continue reading

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Medicinal/Edible Invasive plants of Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

Medicinal/Edible Invasive plants of Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, NY by Anya Pozdeeva, VIFarms.com Garlic Mustard Alliaria Petiolata Lady’s Thumb Polygonum persicaria Asiatic (Oriental) Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus) Porcelainberry (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata) Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) Garlic Mastard (Alliaria Petiolata) Free Harvest on March 3 @ … Continue reading

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Introducing: S.A.V.E. Wednesdays in July @ The Point

Wednesdays @    Learn about growing your own food.  You’ve heard about Organic Gardening. Introducing Growing Beyond Organic:  Aquaponics (fish and vegetables in water), Aquaculture (fish farming), Hydroponics (growing plants in water) and Permaculture (Permanent Agriculture)! 6:00pm – 7:00pm Wednesdays … Continue reading

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