Hi There! We are Frank and Jade, welcome to Urban Hobby Farmer (UHF).
We started Urban Hobby Farmer because of our love of growing our own produce and a desire for sustainability.
One of the elements that brought us together was our common dream of having a home outside the city limits, in a more country setting. We wanted to be able to grow as much of our own food as possible. To “garden from home” while enjoying the hobby farm lifestyle. Our goal was to have a garden that held a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. In addition, we dreamed of having a greenhouse where Jade could experiment growing tropical fruits and vegetables. We support initiatives that work to save the bees, so bee hives were on our list too. Lastly, we hoped to have a source of fresh water as well as a pond or lake which would be home for a variety of native fish.
Life Happens When You Are Busy Making Plans
Health challenges, difficult choices and some mistakes put us on a different path. Our plans were put on hold, while we shifted our priorities. It took us years to get back to a place of stability. We had to learn to adapt to our new way of living and that included changing our plan for a hobby farm lifestyle.
What we never lost was our desire to garden. From a windswept tiny urban balcony to a larger outdoor deck we continued to garden, and use whatever we had to make it happen. There is no shame in repurposing materials to make them work for your space. Sometimes the space allowed only a few pots, other times we were able to add more.
Garden From Home
Whether you live in the city or countryside, there are always ways to Garden From Home. We have learned some tricks and tips along the way, and are excited to share them with you.
How To Be An Urban Hobby Farmer
Step 1: Garden Without Rules
Step 2: Find Ways To Grow That Work For Your lifestyle
Being a successful gardener means doing what works for you and your lifestyle. Do you need special equipment to grow successfully? No. Does having certain types of equipment make it easier for some people to grow their own food, maybe for the first time ever? Yes absolutely! That is why we offer products and services for all levels of gardeners.
There is more than one way to be a successful Urban Hobby Farmer.
Can you grow herbs in empty metal cans (like coffee cans) on your porch?
Yes, go for it!
Do you want to have a collection of hydroponic plant machines indoors?
Make it so.
Do you want to turn your entire backyard and front lawn into an oasis of vines and produce?
It can happen.
Do you want to own the latest planters and full scale watering system on the market because you prefer to garden that way?
By all means.
Do you want to leave the city, and have the means to own a fully functioning hobby farm complete with livestock?
That world is yours to create!
Make your garden from home dreams come true with help from us. Urban Hobby Farmer is here to help guide you to help you make your gardening dreams come true, even if that means some adapting is needed!
We want to see your progress, so please share your photos and stories with us on our social medias and on our blog. If you would like to be featured on our blog reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank and Jade