Too Much Nitrogen, Not Enough Nutrients
After a hopeful start, I realized I missed the mark on nutrients, minerals and compost vs manure. Another season.
Living From a Place Of Gratitude
Living the life of an Urban Farmer in the 21st Century and having a full time job is stressful. You work at a full time job during the day, and then manage a household, a full house remodel, a farm,…
Watering an Urban Garden Efficiently
Living in the city means living in a heat bubble. Watering efficiently is a challenge. My solution to the problem.
The Perfect Cover Crop for Unsightly Chain Link Fence
When we started building Mezzacello, we first needed to secure Mezzacello. The perimeter is 360 linear feet. The front elevation that fronts North 20th Street came pre-fenced with a wrought iron fence circa sometime in the 20th Century and still…
Peas Porridge Hot, Peas Porridge Bold
Eat like a sailor! A ration of peas and seawater with a dash of butter and flour and some toast and you have a meal!
Pop Up Compost Piles
At Mezzacello, the various ecosystems always need tending. When we know that a garden bed will need to sit fallow for a season because we either don’t have time or money to get it done, I will intentionally plant nitrogen-fixing…
Being a Shiva Diva at Mezzacello
I post a lot on here about the urban ag technology and methods I employ at Mezzacello. The fact is, I just find it all so fascinating – and counter to everything our society expects. What can I say? I…
A Garden of People and Ideas
Mezzacello is an enclosed urban garden ecosystem. There are many gardens on the property. One of the most important is the gardens of people and ideas. What do I mean when I say a garden of people and ideas? Well,…