urban farming


V.23 No.21 | 5/22/2014
The seed catalog at the Jabo Tabo Public Library.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

News Feature

The Library Goes to Seed

Check out more than books at ABC Library branches

ABC Libraries have added seeds to their collections, so dig out your library card and get ready to garden.
V.22 No.48 | 11/28/2013
Ty Bannerman

Food for Thought

Killing the Turkey

Food editor Ty Bannerman participates in his first slaughter.
V.22 No.27 |

news

The Daily Word in biker wars, flash flood warnings, a massive prison hunger strike and speculation about Edward Snowden

The Daily Word

The tone of this local KRQE piece about an influx of rival biker gangs reminds one of an old biker film.

I do not own a lawn but I still want a free rain gauge.

There was more flooding in the Albuquerque area last night.

My iPhone sent me a warning about flash floods for the first time in my life last night. The government knows exactly where I am.

Urban chicken farming sounds great but apparently is starting to result in skyrocketing chicken-abandonment.

A massive hunger strike protesting prisons' isolation policies began yesterday in California.

Edward Snowden might be going to Venezuala according to a Russian politician. And who the hell is Snowden, really?

This U.S. federal court decision in favor of the EFF is an important result of the documents leaked by Edward Snowden.

At the Transportation Safety Board of Canada site you can check out ALL the recent Canadian train wrecks (and other disasters) including updates on the one in Lac-Megantic, Quebec.

Osama Bin Laden owned a cowboy hat which he wore to prevent drones from spotting him.

V.20 No.26 | 6/30/2011
Kathy Isaacson tends an Urban Garden.
Mina Yamashita

Mina's Dish

The Urban Store

Green living sprouts up from the concrete

The Urban Store has been open since January and is the brainchild of Kathy Isaacson and co-owner Chuck Alex. The Nob Hill shop, on Silver, is deceptively ordinary. Issacson sports a T-shirt bearing the store’s working philosophy—“grow, eat, return.” How simple is that?

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V.20 No.21 | 5/26/2011
Recycled materials are sturdy and budget-wise.
Michael Foltz

Mina's Dish

All Cooped Up

I’m tagging along with Michael Foltz and Marissa Evans visiting feed suppliers in the North and South Valleys. Today’s the day to populate the backyard coop Foltz has been building for the past few months using mostly recycled wood and fittings. It’s a cozy roost to house seven or eight birds, with a run protected by chicken wire. A nice little goat-fence-style gate opens into the small enclosure.

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V.20 No.20 | 5/19/2011
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Feature

This Week's Feature: DIY Food

[ Thu May 19 2011 2:00 PM ]

Do It Yourself, Honey: Urban farmers take living well into their own hands

Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Feature

Do It Yourself, Honey

Urban farmers take living well into their own hands

A colony of 80,000 bees holds enough sting to kill you—actually, it holds enough to kill about 80 of you. But sitting a few feet away from a hive that’s nearly as tall as she is, Chantal Foster is unfazed as yellow-and-black honeybees whiz by on a pollen-fueled highway. Maybe it’s because, with rare exception, the potentially deadly flying insects seem to have no interest in her. The bees are on a mission, and it’s about getting frisky with flowers, not ferocious with humans.

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