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  JOHN MUSSER’S CINDERBLOCK GARDENING SYSTEM IN SEVEN EASY STEPS   ITEMS THAT YOU WILL NEED:   1—Large Mixing Trough (one that is big enough to re-hydrate and mix in). 1—Shovel (a flat – rounded on the edges works best). 3—Five Gallons Pails – food grade. 1—Bag of  *Living Microbe Compost   1—Bag of *Microbe Accelerator (full […] Read more

  The Truth About Aquaponics Food Safety   Just a few days ago one of our facebook friends wrote and said, “I want to start an Aquaponics system but by boyfriend thinks is dangerous to eat the crops since the plants grow from fish waste, do you have any thing I can show him?”   […] Read more

If you are a gardener, no doubt you have heard of the wonderful world of permaculture! If you haven’t yet, you’re in for a real treat.   I’m very fascinated by the subject and am preparing my own forest garden as we speak. Our own cycle of life farm on 1/10th of an acre is […] Read more

  I have dreamed of growing mushrooms at the AESL  1/10th acre urban farm for many years and now that we are adding a forest garden, it’s time to start. I’m collecting all the materials for how to grow mushrooms. I do a lot of research on the subject to have everything ready and the link I […] Read more

No matter what the temperature is like in your homeland you should never completely stop gardening! Their are always small chores that need attention for clean-up and mostly for preparation for the next seed-time and harvest. "Fall clean up and preparation for your garden!" will inspire you with some other ideas along with other posts in this series. Read more

In agriculture and gardening, a cold frame is a transparent-roofed enclosure, built low to the ground, used to protect plants from adverse weather, primarily excessive cold or wet. The transparent top admits sunlight and prevents heat escape via convection that would otherwise occur, particularly at night. Read more

    by John Musser   I love garlic, you must also or you would not be here! This is my little collection (below) of our garlic this summer with some of my rosemary, drying in our pantry. I not talking about the health benefits today which I’ve done on my Facebook posts, but today […] Read more

Permaculture Design This is my current field of study; I’m very fascinated with Permaculture.   We have recently hosted leaders at our Urban Micro farm who were amazed at this one thing: we understand permacuture principles. I still feel there is SO much I don’t know and long for more understanding.   Permaculture is a […] Read more