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

5-minute Garden Walk, Summer 2020

The garden is constantly changing and growing. It’s interesting to see how things evolve over time. Here’s a 5-minute garden walk video filmed September 2020. Check it out on my YouTube channel! Updates coming soon. Art


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!