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Thank you for stopping by! I started The-Urban-Farmer.com to share my love for creative gardening, healthy living, and home DIY’s. If you enjoy the content on this site, I encourage you to follow The-Urban-farmer.com via social media (below). I’d also love to hear from you so feel free to contact me!

Five Time-Saving Tips For Lawn Mowing (Guest Post)

By | March 11th, 2017|Garden Thoughts|

Did you know that, on average, we spend almost two months of our lives mowing our lawns?! And of course for gardeners, landscapers, and groundskeepers, that figure is significantly higher! This interesting figure comes from research by artificial lawn supplier, Grono, who also found that the average time taken to mow the lawn is 60 minutes. [...]

Chinese Five Spice Smoked Meat

By | October 9th, 2016|Recipes|

It's almost a guarantee that anything coming out of the smoker on a nice Sunday afternoon is going to taste amazing.  This recipe leaves your belly and soul yearning for nothing more.  If you're looking for a smoked meat recipe with a twist, scroll down and be forever delighted. Share this recipe! Chinese Five Spice Smoked Meat Prep [...]

5 Companion Plants For A Pest Free Garden

By | June 17th, 2016|Garden Thoughts, Organic Gardening|

My grandfather used to tell me that before pesticides were used, many plantation workers here in Hawaii used to plant rows of lemongrass in between their crops.  Workers would walk up and down the fields hitting the lemongrass plants with a bamboo stick.  Supposedly, this helped to release the lemongrass fragrance which deterred pests. To use [...]

Spirulina – Tiny Bacteria, Huge Benefits

By | June 2nd, 2016|Health & Wellness, Nutrition, Superfood|

As I continue with my superfood obsession, I've decided to write an article on one of my favorite health supplements - Spirulina.  I've personally been taking spirulina for the past three years.  Although I haven't been as consistent as I'd like with this supplement, I have experienced increased stamina and overall sustained energy throughout the day (probably from the [...]

Moringa – One Superfood You’re NOT Eating

By | May 28th, 2016|Health & Wellness, Nutrition, Superfood|

Native to India is the Malungay (Moringa) tree; often called the drumstick tree, miracle tree, or ben oil tree.  This tree is pound-for-pound one of the most nutritional things on this planet, so much so that it is being referred to as a superfood.  It's leaves are often used in salads, soups, and stews, while it's flowers can also be used [...]

Best Pregnancy Foods

By | May 24th, 2016|Health & Wellness, Nutrition, Pregnancy|

An overall healthy diet is always the best option for anyone, but especially for moms to be. Although much of the nutrient content can be achieved through taking a prenatal vitamin, it is still important for mothers to keep a high quality diet.  Eating the best pregnancy foods can help ensure a healthy development of the [...]

Hyperemesis Gravidarum

By | May 22nd, 2016|Health & Wellness, Pregnancy|

A pregnancy is supposed to be a wonderful time where couples get to create lists of baby names and decorate baby's room with just the right shade of paint.  However, for 60,000 women per year (in the U.S) the truth couldn't be further.  Sure the usual bouts of morning sickness come and go but for women living [...]

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