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Backyard Farming

Backyard Chickens Backfire On Hipsters

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.10.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

From the rooftops of Brooklyn to the backyards of Seattle, recreational chicken ranching is increasingly popular in urban and suburban neighborhoods. ...

Don't Be the Last Person to Get Backyard Chickens

Ryan Nickum | Posted 06.15.2013 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Nickum

From the rooftops of Brooklyn to the backyards of Seattle, recreational chicken ranching is increasingly popular in urban and suburban neighborhoods. At the rate this agrarian hobby is growing it's only a matter of time until you have a few hens of your own.

Local Food: Not Just For The Wealthy

Daniel Klein | Posted 03.24.2013 | Home
Daniel Klein

This family isn't raising its own pigs/chickens/goats because it's trendy, but because it makes sense financially and works as an important lesson for kids to learn in raising animals.

After Backyard Farms Fail, Homeless Animal Population Grows

Posted 03.06.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Laura Moss: The Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary gets weekly calls from people looking for new homes for their rooster...

Farm Fish in Your Backyard: DIY Aquaponic System Uses Fish Poo to Fertilize Vegetables (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.08.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

Since the plants don't need dirt, aquaponics allows gardeners to produce more food in less space. And in addition to the vegetables they can grow, most aquaponics gardeners cultivate edible fish as well.

Raising Backyard Chickens (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Chickens are relatively inexpensive to raise, and they can provide up to about 4,000 eggs per chicken, throughout their lifetime.

This Is Not My Hobby: Backyard Farming Deserves a Better Title

Jenna Woginrich | Posted 07.19.2011 | Green
Jenna Woginrich

Calling people who grow food part-time "hobby farmers" is like calling people in the National Guard "hobby soldiers." The soldier might die for us, but the farmer lives for us.

Urban Chicken-Keeping and Staying on the Neighbors' Good Side

Megan Paska | Posted 06.12.2011 | Green
Megan Paska

I accepted a long time ago that I am likely a homeowners worst nightmare.