Millions globally practice urban agriculture, while governments and non-profit organizations are increasingly promoting it to enhance urban food security, health, community building, sustainable livelihoods, and environmental management. Urban agriculture can include food production and animal husbandry, and is 3-5 times more productive per acre than traditional large-scale agriculture. On the 1/3 acre at Little City Farm the urban agriculture projects are continuously in motion with each new season. We offer ongoing workshops in the area of urban agriculture on topics such as permaculture, beekeeping, herb drying, composting, fruit tree pruning, seed starting, and bio-intensive gardening.
Permaculture gardening on our homestead includes:
Growing much of the produce to sustain our family in our 12 raised garden beds using permaculture methods
Growing and wild-harvesting more than 100 varieties of edible and medicinal herbs on our property
Tending edible fruit trees (apple, pear, cherry, pin cherry, mulberry, chum, damson plum, sea buckthorn, black walnut)
Developing a food forest by integrating our herbs, berry bushes, and fruit trees into partnerships
Integrating many perennials like rhubarb, asparagus, blueberries, grapes, raspberries, strawberries, currents, gooseberries, elderberries, black berries, logan berries, chokecherries, shrub cherries, hascaps into our gardens & food forest areas