A Back Yard Farm


Using the Square Foot Gardening Method

by Rebecca.

The big secret to urban gardening is the use of square foot gardening.  This means that your garden is set up in a square grid and you plan your garden within that grid.  Based on the seed size, you can put a specific number of seeds in...

Adding the Soil!

by Rebecca.

On planting day, the whole process was very new to me.  I was quite overwhelmed what all needed to be done - but having the crew out setting up the beds was really helpful!  

After we mixed all the dirt, the garden beds are laid down,...

A Fond Memory of Garden Installation Day

by Rebecca.

As I look outside and see all the snow I know that spring is coming soon.  With spring will come planting day.  Last year our winter lasted until May - I was looking through the pictures and the videos last year and realized that the...

Benefits of Gardening

by jennifer.

Gardening is a great way for older adults to meet their recommended daily 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity. Researchers at Kansas State University discovered that among the health benefits of gardening is keeping older hands...

Is it Spring Yet?

by Rebecca.

A week ago I had the most amazing dream. The sun was shining, the leaves were green and I was standing barefoot in the raised beds that were installed last year by A Backyard Farm.   Joan and Colleen and I were talking about the upcoming...