foodnotlawns Photos & Videos

4 hours ago

Feeling blessed for these juicy plants that grow in the cracks of cities and one's yard. These low growing, fleshy succulent beauties nurture a sacred space for the germination of regreening barren soils 🌱 and replenishing our bodies with  essential vitamins (A,B complex, C, E, Q) and minerals (iron, magnesium, calcium) as well as omega 3 fatty acids🌻🌿🍃. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Purslane ~ a happy mood enriching plant 🌵 since it requires us to go outside 🐾 to gather them from the soil, and then delivers powerful🌈 nutrients to our vessel after consumption. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When making my meal today, I decided to have some toast, one slathered with tahini, tomatoes, cucumber and zataar, and the other one with olive oil and zataar. I didn't realize why I chose those toppings until I took my first bite of my purslane dish sauteed with tromboncino, yellow squash, mushroom, garlic, onion, and sage. It reminded me of a dish I ate when I was much younger - a dish my seto (arabic for grandma) prepared for me, which I devoured so eagerly. I feel rekindled to my child-like and curious soul🌙☄🌌. I am deeply grateful to enjoy the flavors and wonders purslane has awakened in my spirit, softened my heart and satisfied my appetite .

10 hours ago

Signs of fall starting to show 🍁

11 hours ago

What does one do with all these hot peppers? These are the “Peruvian Aji” Put them up for trade on the @cropswapapp of course. I hear the Android Beta version will be out next week. It is out for iPhone right now though.

12 hours ago

Between my garden and @themissacupcake garden, we've got quite the bounty. Top to bottom, left to right: Grey griller zucchini Rhone de nice zucchini Yellow zucchini Pickling cukes Aunt Molly's ground cherries Jewel nasturtiums Mouse melons (sour gherkins) Sweet million and San Marzano tomatoes Parisian cornichons Royal and green beans Shishito peppers Lunchbox peppers

14 hours ago

Collard greens are doing so well! This stalk I picked is from a (now huge) plant that Justin bought last fall. Contrary to what I have heard and read, they did not need to be pulled up after bolting (flowering). They survived freezing temperatures in the winter, and 110 degrees this summer. The leaves never turned bitter, the bees loved their flowers, and we got seed for future plants. #dontpullupyourplants ▪️ #pottingwithpotter #gardencoach #organicgardening #ediblegarden #urbangarden #urbangardening #backyardgarden #urbanfarming #raisedbeds #growwhatyoueat #eatwhatyougrow #inmygarden #dallasgardens #dallasfood #dallas_community #dallasfoodie #dallaseats #dfwfoodie #growyourown #greenthumb #zone8 #foodnotlawns #gardentotable #eattherainbow #sustainable #harvest #growsomething #growingfood #texas

17 hours ago

Happy Farmer's Market Saturday * We had an amazing time sharing moringa tea and showing our neighbors how easy it is to grow moringa in your own back yard this morning. * Transform even the tiniest spaces by planting a moringa tree in Tampa. * The local moringa trees produce seed pods, which hold tons of seeds to plant more. * Visit us at the Temple Terrace Farmer's Market every Saturday, all year long, from 9-12pm. * Prosperous Growing! #tampabaymoringa #moringapapi

20 hours ago

People who convert their backyards into winding, foliage-heavy gardens are my kind of people. I saw they had some tomatoes in the mix too, so not only was their garden aesthetically pleasing, it also produced food for them. I would have taken more photos of their darling set up, but my phone died. 😓 You'll just have to meander around German Village and see it for yourself.

1 day ago

A beautiful Fig and Persimmon casting needed shade and producing delicious food at the entry of our long-term Sausalito project. It made me start to wonder, if a persimmon and fig got down, cross-pollinated and produced babies - would it be called ‘pig fruit’? 🤔🐷🐷🐷

1 day ago

"Oh hey look at this stupid big zucchini I accidentally grew. Whoops. Also muscles. WTH? Too bad about all the tomato juice on my tank top..." @greeshmcqueen - "That's the blood of your enemies." Happy flex Friday, y'all... . . . #alewyfefarm #flexfriday #monsterzucchini #babyguns #sickpythons #gwpl #gainz #notstrongforagirljuststrong #urbangardening #urbanfarmed #frontyardfarm #foodnotlawns #girlswholift #liftheavy #shieldmaiden #pickthingsupandputthemdown #bodybybacon #alsokale #dinokale #zuchinni #turquoisehairdontcare #organic

1 day ago

Just hanging out with some bees before this next storm rolls through.

1 day ago

Last year we planted enough garlic to last us 10 months. We hope this time we have enough for the year. Plus, now we have a free bed! What to plant for the fall? Carrots, radishes, beets, lettuce, mache? All that and more? #ourmagicnook #foodnotlawns #urbanagriculture

1 day ago

We had dinner delivered recently and the salad was lacking flavor. My wife went to the kitchen counter and cut up a homegrown Roma tomato. She seemed much happier eating her salad after that.

1 day ago

CSA Sharebox Week Fifteen 🙌 Lots of fresh herbs this week - lime basil, Italian Genovese basil, lemon basil, sage, and oregano. Also - the last of our onions and the last of our heirloom carrots; baby heirloom kale mix, Chinese long beans, mixed heirloom beans, heirloom edamame, homemade rye bread, red raspberry leaf tea, flowers, and choice of cucumber/zucchini/tomato/melon/scallop squash. 💚 (I owe a few of you flowers - I will make it up to you next week!). . A big thank you to all my CSA members this week for your patience and flexibility with the pickup schedule. Our oldest daughter had college orientation this morning 😲 (!!!), so we had to shift some things around to accommodate. Thank you! 👏👏👏

1 day ago

Tried to do some harvesting and weeding before the storm hits... deadly oppressive heat and humidity had me going through shirts every 15mins

1 day ago

I saw these beautiful native plants being planted on the Great North Walk in Lane Cove Park today. There are so many wonderful things about planting native plants. Because native plants are adapted to local environmental conditions, they drink far less water. They also provide vital habitat for birds and many other species of wildlife. What native plants have you planted in your backyard? #nativeplants #savewater #wildlifehabitat #foodnotlawns #feedthebirds #restorative

1 day ago

Last year, I planted a blue cherry tomato in a sub-optimal place - only because I had extra plants. It grew over the fence and onto the roof of our neighbours’ garage! I didn’t plant it this year because we had so many of these tomatoes that I actually tired of them. The blue tomato had other ideas and planted itself in a crack on our driveway! 🍅 #torontogardens #tomatoplant #blueberrytomatoes #growyourownfood #foodnotlawns #growyourown #urbanjungle #urbangardening #urbanorganicgardener

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2 days ago

The Yarden is doing wonderful! I'm up to my ears in spaghetti squashes and cucumbers😂.(despite my dog trying to eat everything!!😏 ) Super excited for the few new additions popping up! Honey Dew and Cantaloupe 👌🙌 . Our big giant pumpkin is already bigger than Ri's head! 😘 If every household took the time to grow a garden,we could collectively plan, grow, and swap our harvests!! Efficiently cultivating a produce bartering community! #yarden #foodnotlawns #cultivate #coloroado #nongmo #organic #veglife #plantbased #vegan #farmacy #fresh #lifeskills #teach #foodthymedicine #fitlife #fitness #lifestyles #wayofthenaturopath

2 days ago

The youngest rebel is a character. This four year old came up with a special thing she tells me... "Mommy, your face is a butt." And today she's been telling me that my face is such a butt that I'm growing tomato butts. I mean... she's not wrong... 🤣😂 . . . . . . . . . . . . #tomatobutts #butttomatoes #yourfaceisabutt #farmher #urbanfarmher #urbanpermaculture #growyourfood #homesteading #gardening #urbanhomestead #seedlings #containergarden #backyardfarm #growyourfood #urbanfarm #playindirt #permaculture #gardenlife #kidswhogarden #foodnotlawns

2 days ago

Standing at the base of our volunteer sorghum, most of which is now about 10 feet tall, and wondering why it is that we strive so hard for things to grow... when there are things that practically grow themselves. I haven't tended the sorghum at all, yet here it is... so much photosynthetic power from a teeny tiny seed that I didn't even plant. . Over the past few years, I have been trying to get to a sweet spot of planting things that want to grow largely on their own, while also being able to work them into a landscape and translate their yields into edible or medicinal value for us and our community. . It's hard to tell in a year like this, when we have had so much more rain than we ordinarily would... but most of the perennials are very healthy, even if some are not fruiting. The annuals have been much more of a challenge this year, but the beans have done really well, as have the Asian greens. What has grown basically on its own for you? (And if it's a 'weed' 😂 how do you put it to use?)

2 days ago

We just started our preliminary site analysis for a new edible design project and stumbled across bunches upon bunches of these delicious morsels dripping from a Valley Oak in the rear yard. If ever there was a good sign.....💫 #wildfood #babylon #raininggrapes

2 days ago

#Repost @cropswapapp ・・・ Hello Party People! Here the news many of you have been waiting to hear! Android! We are looking at a beta release for August 21st to be in the Google Playstore! Let’s get this post shared all over social media!

2 days ago

Perfect side dish for steaks tonight! Dug these up this morning. Not pictured: anxious pups desperately hoping I drop a few.

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2 days ago

“Cluck old hen, you the best hen that ever laid an egg...sometimes one , sometimes two, sometimes enough for the whole crew” ~Sean Hayes.....\\Our chickens finally laid some eggs! 🤗🥚✨

2 days ago

I picked a batch of the Peruvian Aji #peppers last night for @chaskisperuvianseasonings. I don’t know what he’s going to do with them but I’m sure it will be delicious.

2 days ago

Even in the urban garden I utilize the edge effect. The sunniest angle of this zone can be a bit intense for some perennials in these parts, but annuals thrive. Being at the edge of the food forest helps the annuals retain water, stay cooler and increases the complexity of soil ecology. Spinach and mustard seeds finished developing and were gathered, cilantro seeds are near completion with one little plant visible in the foreground. As a result I prepped the bed and planted out the next planting for fall crops. Land access in these parts is a ridiculous challenge, so we make the best of our urban circumstances. This is likely our last year in this space, however, but the lessons will carry on with us wherever it is we land next in this turbulent vortex. One massive chapter is closing for the unfolding of a completely unknown one. So many experiments have resulted in a wealth of information for what can be pushed in this challenging climate. Just like humans, only the more resilient plant allies will survive in this awe inspiring place. Learning to embrace the unknown is the most valuable lesson I was ever gifted. I’m looking forward to jumping before the net is even seen.

2 days ago

These didn’t even make it into the house last night.

2 days ago

I love growing a variety of heirloom tomatoes with different colors, tastes, and textures. I don't even eat the flavorless balls of mush that supermarkets and restaurants peddle. So that means in the summer months I gobble up as many of these fresh beauties as I can! #foodnotlawns #gardening #garden #heirloomtomatoes

3 days ago

For the LOVE of good food. So much love, sweat, sun, air, water, soil, and sometimes, a bit of magic (or at least it seems that way sometimes) goes into growing food. Epic harvests today. #gardenofeating #loveyourveggies