Goats are the New Chickens
City Farmer News posted this story about the growing urban goat-keeping trend. The article features this great quote:
“In our society, we have pets we love and we have factory farm animals that we treat dismally,” [...] “I want to return to a world where animals are both, like in Africa and Greece where they treat animals very well and then eat them. I think that is a much better model.”
I second that!
And for a little more background on keeping urban goats, check out this page from Seattle’s Goat Justice League.
Does Your Garden Save You Money?
I get really excited when people track how much money is saved by growing their own food, and who better to write about it than a personal finance blogger! J.D. at Get Rich Slowly pens this (somewhat) regular update on the financial benefits of vegetable gardening.
YardSharing and Sharing the Harvest
Liz at Hyperlocavore compiled her top 20 Tips for Yardsharing Groups. These are great points to ponder for any renter who wants to garden on someone else’s land.
Also, Robin at the Urban Gardens blog just mentioned this great produce sharing site. It’s a place to match up folks looking for produce with others who have a surplus they want to give away or sell. You’ll find listings such as this one from Oakland, CA:
I have a large orange tree loaded with fruit. I would be willing to share it with someone who is willing to help me pick and load it.
The site seems a little hit-or-miss depending on where you live, but if there isn’t already a post for your locale, put one up and that will make it more likely that someone else in your area visiting the site will decide to use it.
Have a great weekend!