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Entries by Dave Snyder from 05/2010

Chicago: The Nation's First Certified Organic Rooftop Farm

| Posted 05.06.2010 | Chicago

One month ago I started as the Rooftop Farm Director at Uncommon Ground, a restaurant on Chicago's north side that grows food on a 2,500 square ft. rooftop. Here's an update.

Farm Report: Starting The Year From Seed

| Posted 05.13.2010 | Chicago

Whether you're a farmer, a gardener, or an apartment dweller with a window box, all growers are beholden to the weather gods. In Chicago, those gods can be fickle and, on occasion, cruel.

The Bee Swarm

| Posted 05.20.2010 | Chicago

The cold, dizzly weather Chicago's been having lulled Liam and I into a false sense of security, as we hadn't seen much action from the hives. Today's swarm was a rude awakening.

Uncommon Ground Rooftop Farm Update: Week 4

| Posted 05.28.2010 | Chicago

To follow-up on the bee drama from last week, there's good news and bad news. The bad news is that, after all that swarm wrangling we either lost or injured the queen.