The Amazing Elderberry

Elderberries are one of the most versatile, easy to grow fruits for the Front Range.  These large shrubs produce large quantities of berries in the late summer and early fall (depending on the weather).  The berries can be used in many different recipes, and this fruit has potent medicinal qualities that add to the allure […]

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Donny Pawpaw

Step aside Johnny Appleseed – there’s a new fruit planter on the Front Range and he’s out to change our lack of knowledge on North America’s much forgotten fruit.  Don Chilo, aka Donny Pawpaw, is determined to bring the delicious and beneficial tree back into the mainstream, and he’s doing it one tree at a […]

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Chickens In The Winter – How To Keep Your Ladies Happy & Healthy In The Deep Colorado Cold

Spring and autumn in Colorado are often fleeting and unreliable.  Sometimes fall lasts late (like this year), and sometimes winter comes early.  What is absolutely undeniable is that winter is coming, and from my experience in the past is usually arrives with some element of surprise.  It seems like no matter how often winter sneaks […]

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Backyard Farming In Suburbia

There are times when I’m invited to come see someone’s backyard farm because they need some advice, a little encouragement, and maybe a tweak to their design. That is typically why I’m invited over to see someone’s set-up, and that’s perfect because I so enjoy helping folks with their design and build. And then there […]

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The Revolution Finds Its Voice

For the last year or so I’ve been hearing rumblings about a new magazine heading our way.  The magazine is Local Food Shift Colorado, and it’s stated intention is to be the voice for re-localizing food in Colorado.  The magazine is based in Denver, and this first publication heavily features the Front Range and the […]

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