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Butterbee Farm is an urban flower farm in the heart of Baltimore City

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Flower harvest.

This year, we are farming in different pockets of land all over the city

From Butterbee Farm website:

We grow cut flowers in every color and shade, from the Cherry Brandy Rudbeckia to the colorful Rocket Snapdragon! Butterbee Farm flowers are cultivated without synthetic nutrients, pesticides, herbicides, or plastic mulch. They are grown instead in rich local compost, drip irrigation that minimizes water use, natural, biodegradable insect repellants, and crop rotations that keep the soil healthy.

Flowers travel less than 30 miles to their final destinations of windowsills, bookshelves, dining room tables, wedding bouquets, hair pieces, buttonholes, bookmarks, and hats.

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January 14, 2013   Comments Off

A gift box from your garden

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Photo by Kevin.

Adventures of a San Jose urban farmer

By Kevin’s Edible Yard
Oct 2012

Excerpt:

Sometimes you visit people and you want to bring them something. A Lady Gaga poster may be something you’d like in your house, but giving it as a gift is very risky. What if your host prefers the old school beats of The Commodores? Giving food is a great idea because it’s not something that sticks around to clutter the house. And what is better than the food you grow in your own yard!

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January 14, 2013   Comments Off