Tag Archives: urban homestead

Plant Shopping in May/June

Thank you everyone who made our plant sale a wonderful day! So much sunshine, so many plants going out into the world to build more pollinator habitat, food forests and happy harvests for dinner time. The Resilience Design Nursery will … Continue reading

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Tomatoes 2016

Tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum) – Indeterminate unless noted. Lovingly and organically grown in Overlook Neighborhood, Portland, these sturdy tomato starts will thrive and offer one of the joys of the summer garden. There’s nothing else like a homegrown tomato! Plant once … Continue reading

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Apricot Mate Kombucha Sparkler

Here is another summer drink recipe… our new favorite! The record warm and dry Portland weather this spring made for an incredible apricot harvest (120 fruit on our backyard tree, up from previous the record of 75. Note: I still … Continue reading

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Sustainable Overlook Garden Tour

This Saturday! June 6th Trillium Charter School, 5420 N. Interstate Ave. open 10-11 am Four Neighborhood Gardens open 10 am to 3 pm The Sustainable Overlook Garden Tour is this Saturday, June 6th. Start at Trillium Charter School (open from 10-11 … Continue reading

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Pickled Beets

  It’s time to harvest beets and make sweet beet pickles! They are a pretty addition to an appetizer tray, are great in salads with blue cheese and walnuts or just for snacking. I use the 1967 Ball Blue Book … Continue reading

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Kombucha, baby.

Okay folks, here is the recipe. It is so fun to make and pass on the starters as they multiply. I gave my sister two starters, and she’s making batches to double them and pass them on to our family … Continue reading

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