Farming

Urban Gardening

Urban Gardening

By on 12 June, 2017 in Amanda Burbank, Farming, Food, Gardening, Outdoors with 0 Comments

My favorite place to be this time of year is sitting in the middle of my future vegetables. A cat usually wanders up and plops in my lap and I pull up some weeds that have emerged after the last big rain, but mostly I sit and stare at the wide leaves of the eggplant […]

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Meet Farmer Caylor Roling

Meet Farmer Caylor Roling

By on 12 December, 2016 in Farming, Food with 0 Comments

If you go to Montgomery’s beautiful Curb Market or eat a meal at Central or A&P Social, you’ll routinely see fresh produce that was grown right here in the downtown of our great city. We were curious about the downtown farm and how it works, so last week MML sat down with Caylor Roling, Montgomery’s […]

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Red Root Herb and Vegetable Farm CSA

Red Root Herb and Vegetable Farm CSA

By on 10 September, 2012 in Cooking, Farming, Food, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

If you’re like the average person, you may have heard about the virtues of “eating local.” You may be willing to pay a few extra cents to know that the food you’re eating (and the soil it came from) didn’t get doused in toxic pesticides. And you may simply believe (correctly) that locally-sourced food simply […]

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Urban Farm Harvests More Than Produce

Urban Farm Harvests More Than Produce

I was recently introduced to a Midtown treasure that really took my breath away with positive energy.  I discovered the Full of Life Urban Farm community garden located at the corner of Emerson and Broughton Streets in the Nixon Times neighborhood. This little piece of green paradise is nestled next to the Interstate, adjacent to […]

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Downtown Farmers’ Market

Downtown Farmers’ Market

By on 16 May, 2011 in Farming, Food, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 1 Comment

It was raining. The new Downtown Farmers’ Market had said on their Facebook page that the rain was supposed to stop at 4, so folks should come on down, but by 5:30 it was still pouring. On the plus side, this meant that it was easy to park. Everyone was under a nice striped awning […]

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Urban Farm

Urban Farm

On an overcast and generally drab day in April, various city officials stood on a red caboose and spoke to a crowd of folks gathered at what was once a repulsive scrap of riverside scrubland. With the train car as a sort of stage, Mayor Todd Strange and City Councilor Tracy Larkin stood in front […]

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Idea Factory

Idea Factory

In 1776, Thomas Paine wrote that inhabitants of our new nation were living in “times that try men’s souls.” For those interested in the future of our city, we’re living in times that try our consciences. It’s hard not to look at the city’s ever-unfolding ambitious plans and wonder if they aren’t part of some […]

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Eleven New Year’s Wishes

Eleven New Year’s Wishes

Sure, it’s a little late for New Year’s Resolutions, but these are really more “wishes” than resolutions. And besides, the new year doesn’t really start until college football is finished anyway, right? As such, we were reflecting on the coming year and what we want for our beloved Montgomery during 2011. Because you can’t accomplish […]

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Red Root Farm

Red Root Farm

By on 23 August, 2010 in Farming, Fun, Gardening, Kate and Stephen, Outdoors with 0 Comments

Every Tuesday from April to August, and then again from October to February, we make it to El Rey Burrito Lounge on Fairview by 4:00 to pick up a bag bursting with organic vegetable goodness brought from a farm near Banks, Alabama (in Pike County) to Midtown. The food arrives care of our friends from […]

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Alabama Farmer’s Market – Fairview Ave.

Alabama Farmer’s Market – Fairview Ave.

“There once was a town in the heart of America where all life seemed to live in harmony with its surroundings.” So begins the book Silent Spring by Rachel Carsons, the 1962 wake up call that served as a foundational text for much of the modern environmental consciousness. The book, a searing critique of the […]

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