Tag: urban homesteading

Why Urban Beekeeping Can Be Bad for Bees

Why Urban Beekeeping Can Be Bad for Bees

| August 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

The rise in urban beekeeping could end up resulting in too many bees with too few flowers to feed on, two U.K. scientists warn. That’s already the case in London, where the number of urban hives has doubled over the past five years, they say.

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Backyard Chickens: Cute, Trendy Spreaders Of Salmonella

Backyard Chickens: Cute, Trendy Spreaders Of Salmonella

| March 24, 2013 | 3 Comments

Backyard chickens have become a hot trend, loved as a source of healthy local food and fluffy wonderfulness. But backyard birds have also sparked outbreaks of salmonella, the CDC warns.

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The Homemade Pantry by Alana Chernila: Review and Recipe for Homemade Wheat Crackers

The Homemade Pantry by Alana Chernila: Review and Recipe for Homemade Wheat Crackers

| June 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

Megan Gordon shares her thoughts on Alana Chernila’s new book, The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making. And Alana agreed to share her recipe for Wheat Crackers with Bay Area Bites, and chats with us about the process of writing the book.

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Food Swaps: Sharing Goodies, Stocking Pantries, One Trade at a Time

Food Swaps: Sharing Goodies, Stocking Pantries, One Trade at a Time

| April 11, 2011 | 7 Comments

The food swap is the latest D.I.Y. culinary trend cooking (from scratch) in kitchens around the country. Find out why trading radish onion relish for ginger pear butter in the East Bay and beyond is the newest food phenomenon favored by urban homesteaders.

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Guerrilla Greens: Extreme Urban Homesteading

Guerrilla Greens: Extreme Urban Homesteading

An Oakland couple digs deep into the new paradigm: Urban Homesteading, by any means necessary.

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