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Backyard Farmers: 25 Websites You Should Be Reading

Backyard Farmers: 25 Websites You Should Be Reading
Remember when we told you about the new magazine Urban Farm? Well, while browsing their site today hoping to download the Spring issue, we came across their list of online resources for all things local and sustainable, including their recommended beekeeping, gardening, and backyard farming blogs. We'll share a sampling of their list, and then YOU can tell us what blogs/websites you read!Here's just a sampling from their list: Blogs: Homegrown Evolution: written by Urban Farm contributor (and Re-Nest Guest Columnist) Erik Knutzen plus the other half of his urban-farming team, Kelly Coyne.

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