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Parfianka Pomegranate Tree

Parfianka Pomegranate Tree Parfianka Pomegranate TreeEach week when I do my grocery shopping, I allow myself a single impulse item.  I usually choose something small and immediately edible, like a chocolate square.  But one sunny April afternoon, our local grocery store put out a cart full of very young fruit trees.  I saw this little pomegranate tree (a leafy stick covered in aphids), and I was in love.  Despite the looks of this tiny tree, I believed in its potential.  Ten dollars is more than I would usually pay for an impulse item, but I justified the cost with dreamy imagery of my future self picking home-grown pomegranates by the bushel.  Of course, there were a few potential complications.  Minor things, like the fact that I live in an apartment, I don’t have a yard, and one day I may have to move cross-country to an agricultural zone too cold for fresh pomegranates.  Details, details!  Screw it, I put the tree in my shopping cart anyway.
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This page is a placeholder for what will, one day, become a very informative site for an organic farm.

I am an artist (mostly photography) who is most at home in nature. I used to grow all the fresh produce my family of two could eat, share, and preserve on a large community garden plot.  I am currently gardenless, but every day I tend to a few fruit trees and herbs in containers on my balcony. At this moment, Strawberry Moon Farm is nothing more than scribbles in a notebook, but I’m holding this domain until the day I can make Strawberry Moon a reality.

My goals for the farm are to:
* Grow healthy, organic food using organic self-sustaining practices
* Make fresh, exciting, gourmet specialty crops locally available including native plants and exotics
* Grow a wide variety of culinary and medicinal herbs
* Raise healthy, happy chickens who will provide eggs as long as they are able, and later enjoy sunshine-filled retirement for the rest of their natural lives
* Minimize the use of fuel-powered machinery, relying on physical or renewable energy whenever possible
* Protect natural pollinators and maintain hives of honeybees
* Apply artistic principles to landscape design and create a beautiful natural space to enjoy with friends and family

Until then, stay wild

Founded: 7/23/2013