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Starting an Urban Farm

Are you looking for a weekend project for you and your family to enjoy? Do you live in the city? If so, why not try to start a small urban farming project with your family and friends. You don’t need a huge space to do so, just find a small are in the community, it could be an empty lot, your building’s rooftop, a small veranda, or basically anything you can put pots and plants in. The advantages of having one and the enjoyment you, your family and friends will have are worth all that work. It’s also fairly easy to start.

My Experience starting my own Urban Farm

A few months back, I started a small tomato farm on a small patch of soil near the alley of my apartment, of course, I asked permission with the land lord to do so, and he and a few tenants were happy to join in and help. The whole experience allowed everyone in the building to bond in a way we never had, in fact, I believe that it enabled us to grow closer with each other.

Within a few weeks the once barren area that is the alley, became a small garden. The change was because we all chipped in and took turns watering and cleaning our little tomato farm. Weeks turned to months and our farm had its firs harvest. Everyone had a share of the tomato harvest, even the land lord, who also helped maintain the farm.

Thinking back, I was just free and wanted to do something with my weekends, the whole tomato farm was merely a whim of mine. What allowed it to succeed was the community coming together to and turning the farm into a reality.

Why Start Your Own

The tomatoes we grew is probably one of the best tomatoes I ever had, not because of the soil (Truth be told we didn’t even think it would grow anything), but because it was the product of hard work done by a community that came together. When it comes to projects, what is important is not the result but the effect that it gives to a community.

If you don’t think the prospect of all the tomatoes, or whatever crop you plant, you can eat is worth it. Then let it be because of how it could bring your family, friends, and community together.

Conclusion

This online community’s goal is the preservation of Grade 1 agricultural lands, a goal of my own as well, but in order to reach your goal you must be able to gather like-minded people together First, through a project that might or might not be related to the goal, because if you are alone, you will not be able to do much.  Make friends, connect, associate through common interests with people and share. That is the key to success.

An urban farm is a wonderful way to get a community together… while at the same time gets free veggies.

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Using The Right Pesticides

You might have heard a lot of “research” that discredits organic pesticides, but most of them fail to talk about how these kinds of pesticides help with keeping things balanced. A1 grade lands are diminishing every year due to land development, so we have to be careful what we put in this precious land. If you really have to choose more conventional pesticides, I would suggest searching for the most suitable, knowledgeable, and best Pest Control Chula Vista.  There should be a good number of professional pest control experts who knows what pesticide to use without harming the health of the soil.

I can’t really say much more about this but just to be careful on what chemicals to use for your farming, there are a lot out there that promises a lot of things like better yield and such but does not tell you the price you pay and the toll it puts into the soil. We have done this for years to our farm lands, slowly lessening the quality of the soil and now greatly depending on chemicals that damage the land even further.

Small growers are the future, as well as urban farming. Allow yourself to be part of the change and the start of a greener self-sustaining future.

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Agriculturists Problems: Dirty Carpets

Every day of my life, I always go to sandy, muddy, clayey places, which I love and do for a good cause. The problem with this is getting my carpets dirty, while the solution is as simple as getting boots and outside shoes separate from inside footwear; my busy life allows me to forget to take off those dirty boots sometimes.

Cleaning grade 1 agricultural soil out of the carpet is surprisingly more difficult compared to cleaning out regular soil; this might be because of it being rich in minerals and nutrients which allow it to grow excellent produce. Fortunately enough my friends from Atlanta Carpet Cleaning Care knows how to deal with such a problem, so much so that I have decided to schedule a weekly cleaning service with them.

 

Laundry Problems

Jumpsuit or not, boots or just regular construction shoes, dirty clothes will always be part of the job. I honestly found it difficult for me to fins a laundry shop that would take my dirty clothes, which forced me to do my laundry. If you ever think about entering a profession that requires you to do literally dirty jobs, you should invest in a good washing machine, one that also dries your clothes as it would save you time and money.

 

Shoe Problems

I hate cleaning and shining my work shoes, gone are the days where you could find someone at the corner of your street to shine your shoes! I once tried throwing my shoes into my washing machine, something I highly recommend you not to do. Best thing to do is to use boots as much as possible, because who cares if those are clean or not, right?

You shouldn’t be surprised if your shoe easily wears out, apart from working on the mud, you do a lot of hiking on rough terrain when you work in a field like agriculture, or anything similar to it.

 

Overall I Still Love What I Do

No matter what the drawbacks and hardships you face, when you love your job there is nothing that could put you down.  What I do is for the future of our children and their children’s children, and I love agriculture and farming, I find it fulfilling. I know for a fact that I will find more difficulties as time goes on, one example is my aging body, but as long as I am capable, I will continue to fight on and do my job.

When the time comes that I can no longer be on the field, then I will start to teach the next generation, for it is my duty to not only spread awareness to the common folk but also to educate and pass on the skills that I have acquired to the next generation. For now, I say this; “Body Ache, Dirty clothes, carpets, and shoes, bring it on! I will continue to do my work as long as I can!” Once you find a passion like mine, don’t let it pass you, follow it!

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