Aphids and Mustard

The cabbage aphids are a plague, They suck the life from plants so fair, Their numbers grow with each new day, And soon the garden is despair. But there is hope, a mustard plant, Will draw the aphids from the rest, And keep your cabbages from harm, So plant a mustard in the west. The… Continue reading Aphids and Mustard


Pomegranate trees can be an excellent start or addition to your food forest. They are drought-tolerant and grow well in regions of low or seasonal rainfall. They survive freezing temperatures down to 10 F (-12 C). Pomegranates are attractive as both ornamental and food-producing trees. They have foliage year round, and in the spring produce… Continue reading Pomegranates

Kailash Ecovillage

Here is a success story about how the Kailash Ecovillage in Portland, Oregon repurposed an apartment’s lawn, asphalt, and swimming pool to become a productive community garden. Website: https://www.kailashecovillage.org/Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCGXVk-cBVk

Welcome to Blanford Farm!

Blanford Farm is both an advocate and a test bed for small-scale farming. Our goal is to help home owners and local businesses repurpose ornamental landscaping to be a productive source of food. We do this with a combination of outreach, education, and consultation. We work to raise awareness about the environmental and practical benefits… Continue reading Welcome to Blanford Farm!