Water is one of the holy trinity of resources in an urban ecosystem, alongside biomass, and flora and fauna.
Armed with a vision and some CAD plans for my semicircular Georgian pond, I presented my idea to the Columbus Department of Health Animal Permit Division. I had discussed my need for a large aquatic biosystem to support fish and…
A big hole, bigger dreams, some resources, disasters, and a summer later, we have a pond. And there were ducks.
I have consigned myself that I have built this pond on the site of an ancient Indian burial ground, and is cursed by malevolent spirits.
When you start something new like an entire garden system with multiple gardens and systems, things surprise you, like the fishy business.
The moment when you realize that the biofilter for the pond is actually also an algae wine cask for the flowers.
Winter on an Urban Farm can be brutal. These are the lessons I have learned in the last four years that might apply to you!
A lot of people hate winter. I am not a fan of the mud and sludge, but winter is NECESSARY for a farm in this latitude. Tough titties. I need the cold to reset the micro flora and fauna, to…