Chicken Talk with Jennifer Murtoff

On Thursday, July 22nd Jennifer Murtoff of Home to Roost gave a talk about raising chickens in an urban environment.  Murtoff brought 2 chickens in a travel pen.  Both were hens.  Roosters are illegal in Chicago; they crow all the time, not just in the morning.  You don’t have to have a rooster for hens…

Harambee Theme Song

Were you there in the begining? Where you there when Sally and Dick got, what is now know as, the Root Riot Harambee gardners to sign the Haramee Song?  Well in case you missed it and wonder how it goes, here you go… Refrain Harambee, Harabee, Tuimbe Pamoja Harambee, Harabee, Tuimbe Pamoja Harambee, Harabee, Tuimbe Pamoja Tujenge…

Root Riot Update for July 24th.

Following 7 inches of rain overnight here is a quick (water soaked) update of what is going on in the Root Riot Network: Harambee Workday Sunday 7/25   2:00PM                 We  are expecting cooler weather for this day.  Planned projects Reconnecting the fence Moving the mulch out of the way Preparing the second flower bed We…

Funny Looking Tomato @ Harambee

FYI , it is safe to say this funny looking tomato is not a dangerous genetic freak engineered in some vacant lot on Chicago’s West Side. These tomato plants donated by The Friends of Oak Park Conservatory are supposed to bare funky tomatoes that look more like peppers than tomatoes. Some further info: 85 days. Lycopersicon esculentum Plant…

Two Interesting Stories About Food Production

Here are the two radio pieces mentioned at the Wednesday Root Riot Harambee team meeting. Both radio pieces were on WBEZ earlier this week (7/12/2010) about aspects of food production.  They touched on topics that have been discussed at the Harambee garden over the last couple of weeks, and I thought others might find them interesting.  You should be…

RootRoot-Riot: Madison Street 7/12 update

Click 07/12/2010 Monthly Agenda (pdf) The first meeting under the big top was a success! Great attendance and participation! Thanks to all of you who took the time to come out. For the others who could not make it, just remember that meetings are the second Monday of each month and you and your friends,…