The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.  Alfred Austin

 

From New York, to Paris, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and cities everywhere in-between— rooftops, backyards, and vacant lots have become unique spaces for urban farming, and city dwellers are able to experience the joy and sense of purpose when getting their hands dirty and growing food in their own neighborhood.

Urban farmer, Heidi Kooy, shows us what can be accomplished with 1,000 square feet and a lot of ingenuity, and tells how it has provided more than food to her and her family.

 

 

Information/Resources:
How-to Start an Urban Farm or Garden – City Office of Sustainability, Austin, Texas
How My Little Community Garden Plot Went From Flop to Flourish by Carolyn Beans (Aug 17, 2017) Advice for getting the most from a community garden
Goat Farming, resource list provided by Beginning Farmers
“The Truth About Backyard Goats”, Living Homegrown
Farming My Backyard, “Raising Urban Dairy Goats”
The Whole Goat Handbook:  Recipes, Cheese, Soap, Crafts, and more, by Janet Hurst

 

An urban farmer finds joy in raising a couple of goats within her 1,000 square foot garden*SHOP here for → Goat Feeders  →   Fencing   → and other Goat Supplies

 

 

 

Watch this On2In2™ video collection, and discover from inspiring groundbreakers the joys of growing, harvesting, creating and sharing.Watch: Agrarian Pursuits  A selection of “back-to-the-land” video documentaries to inspire you.

 

 

 

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Feature photo of vegetable garden courtesy of Peter Feghali/Unsplash, CC0
Photo of goat is courtesy of Brenda Timmermans/Pexel, CC0

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Posted by Zola Zeester

Zola is a vagabond playmaker, the On2In2™ recreation guru and primary source of inspiration for this article. Currently resides at Zeester Media HQ.