Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hello and Welcome!

Does the world really need another blog?  Maybe not, but here we are anyway!  We are Greg and Stacia, a couple of urban farmers setting out on a mission to produce much of our food right in our own backyard.  We've recently purchased a home in the beautiful Midwestern city of Des Moines, Iowa.  The large backyard is a big expanse of shade trees and grass.  The lot is a little less than half an acre, and right now it doesn't produce an ounce of food.  There are two apple trees in the yard, but they've been so neglected that they can't really do much for fruit production.

We are beginning this blog in an effort to document our adventures in urban farming.  We've done a little bit of gardening, but much of this endeavor is likely to be a combination of internet research and good old fashioned trial and error.  We hope you enjoy reading about our crazy projects, our successes, and (hopefully few) failures.  Who knows, you may even be inspired to produce some food of your own!

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