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Posted on 07 February 2009 by

Urban Farmers We Love: The Shibaguyz!

shibazguyzBy Cindy Naas

I began reading the Shibaguyz blog after I began writing here on UGC, and I have to say, it is one of the few blogs I visit almost daily in the hopes of finding a new post.

These two men, Jason and Shannon, lead an interesting life.

They also are raising some of the cutest dogs around, two shiba inu boys. Hence, the Shibaguyz.

Recently, they took time from their busy gardening schedule to let me ask them a few questions. I think they have a lot of good ideas for all of us urban gardeners.


Jason and Shannon both grew up around farms. One was raised on a farm, the other had a large vegetable garden tended by his mother. So, after they met, they both knew they wanted to find a little place to live where they could grow Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 16 August 2008 by

This Week in Urban Gardens

By Reggie Solomon

  • Julie Ann at Jewells in Seattle laments this year’s cool season which is impacting her tomatoes.
  • Moonwolf at Guerrilla Gardeners: Now Public captures photos of sunflowers growing under a city sidewalk grate proving gardening can happen in the unlikeliest of places.
Posted on 08 August 2008 by

FOX TV News Features Urban Garden Casual and Tomato Casual

Urban Garden Casual and Tomato Casual were recently featured on “Rick’s RSS” segment on FOX 61 News in Connecticut.

Rick Hancock interviewed Reggie Solomon, about his blogs during the FOX News show’s weekly segment that let’s you know what’s hot on the web and what’s tops in technology.

If you ever wanted to check out Reggie’s backyard garden and tomatoes, here’s your chance. Many kudos to Rick Hancock for choosing to keep it casual.

See Video Here

Posted on 25 July 2008 by

This Week in Urban Gardens

By Reggie Solomon

  • Seattle, Washington may be known for its coffee scene, but Shibaguyz prove you can garden in the city no matter how small your backyard and get beautiful results.

  • Eco urbanists at LJ Urban aspire to turn vacant city lots into urban garden oasis.
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Posted on 24 May 2008 by

This Week in Urban Gardens

By Reggie Solomon

  • We know urban garden plots can be small and tight. For those of us who love tomatoes, Vanessa Richins at Tomato Casual, tells us about tomatoes’ top arch enemies in the garden when it comes to companion planting.
  • Bill Stanley at Home Gardening Tips shares cylinder gardening basics for people who have small spaces and who want to garden vertically.
  • Cindy Naas, here at Urban Garden Casual shares tips on how to build a water garden. Rees Cowden at Green Side Up offers additional tips on building a cheap and inexpensive water garden feature.

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