As I was reading through the blog reaction to our recent article in the LA Times, I stumbled upon the Urban Farm Hub, who wrote a nice entry about the story. Another recent entry in the blog covered the question of what distinguishes a farmer from a gardener:
"What is the difference between farmers and gardeners?" I asked him. "It's a federal distinction," he said. "A farm qualifies for USDA funding. A farm is a business. A garden is a hobby."
As simple as that.
But is it as simple as that? Does anyone call themselves an urban farmer just so they can get USDA funding? And what about hobby farms?
If you're interested in learning more about Farmscape, we'll be a guest at the MVCC Green Booth at the Mar Vista Farmer's Market this Sunday, May 9. You can learn more about the event at the Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase blog.
In addition to getting to know Mar Vista residents, we'll be speaking about high-yield vegetable gardening.
We're looking forward to meeting all of you this weekend!
After recovering from a busy Earth Day week, Farmscape staff gathered in Claremont to complete three major updates to our nursery operation and office.
First, in preparation for the summer season, we potted up over 1000 plants from starting trays to larger pots. The majority of these plants were tomatoes, our most popular summer crop.
Hello Everyone. My name is Sean Williams--I'm a co-founder of Farmscape, and I'm going to serve as the unofficial editor of the Farmscape blog. Since our blog went live last week, I've left Jesse's entry alone at the top of the page because I thought it was a good introduction to the business and our long-term goals. Now that it's beginning to gather dust, I wanted to follow up with a more formal introduction to the Farmscape blog.