Urban Farmer's Almanac Archives

Artificial Insemination of Cows

When to Choose Artificial Insemination

  The small herd of registered shorthorns quietly gave little attention to the woman in the truck.  But today was a big day for them, whether they knew it or not. Jess Ropp, Coastal E-Marketing Manager and co-owner of Ropp Family Farm, along with his wife Greta and their six children, had hired Justine Ferguson […]

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Gorham Bucking Bulls

Raising Bucking Bulls with the Gorham Family

  Rusty Gorham had been riding bulls for decades when he heard the name of his young son over the rodeo loudspeakers. They were at the Crooked River Roundup in Prineville, Oregon, when one of Rusty’s longtime friends had signed Tyler up for the sheep riding event. It’s a crowd favorite and one that this […]

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Van Wingerden Greenhouses

Growing the Future at Van Wingerden Greenhouses

  Up in the farthest reaches of northern Washington state lies the Canadian border and the quint town of Blaine. It’s also home to Van Wingerden Greenhouses, where some of the most innovative gardening ideas are being utilized and developed each day to bring healthy plants and hanging baskets to your nearby Coastal. Tom Van […]

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Microgreens

Microgreens Gain Huge Popularity

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  Remember the last time you ordered a salad at a fancy restaurant? Do you recall the tiny vegetable leaves that sat atop your salad? Those are called microgreens, which are grown and harvested in a process called micro-gardening or cut-and-come-again gardening. Those greens include the immature leaves and stems from broccoli, celery, kale, spinach, […]

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Alternative Gardening

Alternative Gardening

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  Alternative gardens can be a great choice for a lot of families, whether you live in the city, suburbs, or out in the country. Linda Woolsey, Certified Professional Horticulturalist and lifelong gardener has some tips to help you add an alternative garden to your yard, patio, deck, or acreage. When Linda started at the […]

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Gardening Basics

The Basics of Good Gardening

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  At every Coastal location, you’ll find a handful of experts who know how to help you plant and maintain a great garden. But if you’re near the Marysville, Washington store, you’re going to meet Linda Woolsey, Certified Professional Horticulturalist and lifelong gardener. She loves gardening and sharing her expertise with others. Today, she’s covering […]

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Linda Woolsey

Linda Knows Gardening

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  When Linda Woolsey applied to work at the Marysville, Washington Coastal, we had found a keeper – especially when it comes to gardening. Linda is a Certified Professional Horticulturist and lifelong gardener who knows how to properly grow a tomato, produce the best cucumbers, transplant perennials, and loves to share her insights and expertise […]

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Horse Worming

The How and When of Horse Deworming

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  The arch nemesis of horse owners everywhere is the parasite. When left unchecked in your horse’s digestive tract, these freeloading organisms can cause inflammation, decrease the nutrients your horse gets from their food, and could keep your animals from their peak performance. The folks at Zoetis have some solid advice to keep your equine […]

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Avoid Beekeeping Mistakes

How to Avoid Common Beginner Beekeeping Mistakes

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  Beekeepers are everywhere nowadays. As Matthew Teichman, Coastal’s bee expert recently explained, people are starting to keep hives on their farms and ranches, in orchards, among suburban homes, and even atop city high-rise buildings. With all those new beekeepers, we asked Matthew about the common mistakes beginners make and how to avoid those issues. […]

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What to know about beekeeping

What to Know Before You Become a Beekeeper

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  There is a lot of buzz about beekeeping nowadays. Take a short drive anywhere and you’ll find manmade beehives lining orchards, fields, and pastures. You’ll even find them in suburban neighborhoods. While beekeeping is popular, there are a few things you need to know before you add bees to your list of chores and […]

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