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Can our sense of beauty—from spiral galaxies to a sunflower—be attributed to mathematical equations? More importantly, how does that math taste? Meet (and eat) the Golden Ratio and the Fibonacci Sequence!
Stories from the early stages of an urban food forest – utilizing permaculture methods to grow a beautiful, edible perennial landscape.
Our favorite edible flowers – how to grow and eat a variety of cold and warm-weather flowers, plus fun facts about each of them.
Tired of growing a monoculture grass yard? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Millions of other grass farmers are fed up too. There’s a better way!
To say thanks for helping us reach 1,000 facebook fans, we’re giving away two awesome prizes from Baker Creek, one of our favorite companies on the planet.
Part 1 of the “Unsoil Your Dirty Mind” Series: Why should you care about dirt? What do you get in return? Come find out…
One of the scariest tall tales you’ll ever read… the Tyrant Farms mountain lion story.
One of the many benefits of growing your own pumpkins instead of buying canned pumpkin from the grocery store, is that you can eat nearly every part of the plant, including the flowers, leaves, seeds, and flesh. Plus, if you’re like us, you might also enjoy growing unusual heirloom varieties of pumpkins while ensuring that your pumpkins don’t contain any pesticides or other synthetic chemicals that could hurt you or your family.
When picking out your jack-o-lantern pumpkin, make sure that you get one big enough for Jack the Farmer, Lars the Banker, and Abdul the Dictator to each have enough space inside, otherwise they’ll fight each other and prematurely blow out the candle (according to Tyrant Farms’ legend).
With people like Matt Manley, Neil Collins, and the other Sans Souci gardening members we met (ranging from young children to retirees), it seems pretty clear that this is a place that is reestablishing a shared identity and a true community—with a garden at the center of it all.
Harvested: red rasberries, lemongrass, cilantro, hickory nuts, tea hibiscus, white acorns, red & green mustard greens, red kale, siam queen thai basil, garlic chives, oyster mushrooms, okra, red chile peppers.
While you might not be inclined to go make your own acorn flour after reading this post, perhaps you’ll understand why someone else might be, why it’s something worth doing, something worth investing the time into, something that can reconnect you to the essence of what it means to be in a relationship with the earth… providing a personal, visceral connection to a planet and a history we all share—and are stewards of—as human beings.
A cool new tshirt company, “Ista Tees,” recently came out to Tyrant Farms. They were in search of a “garden-ista” and a “compost-ista,” so their GPS sent them straight to us.
A beautiful, humbling “Awe Natural” hummingbird rescue experience during the first day at TyrantFarms.com…
Something else happened yesterday that we wanted to share. It’s something we can’t quantify or measure, but to us, it was even more encouraging than any number or statistic could ever be…
During the first week of September, many people around the world celebrated “Semana del Tirano,” the week-long birthweek festival in honor of the beautiful, revered and very tiny benevolent tyrant…