Author Archives: Viviana Lindo

Guide to Winter Growing

When the days shorten and the remainder of the natural world goes into hibernation, we continue to need quality local food.  Winter farming is key to maximizing productivity of small urban farming spaces. The vigorous summer cycle takes a lot out of the soil and winter gives us the chance to rejuvenate our soils by aerating, adding compost and feeding …

Aquaponics: The New Frontier

Eco City Farms recently received a small aquaponic system as a donation.  “What is aquaponics?” you might ask.  I asked the same question a year and a half ago. Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture (farming fish) with hydroponics (growing plants in water).  Using this combined farming method, you only need to feed the fish in the system—the …