I’m harvesting cool weather crops daily, including a big salad every day. There is broccoli, herbs, lettuce, asian greens, and microgreens ready.
I am experimenting with growing trays of wheatgrass for my chickens to eat, this was the first tray, and they loved it! I got wheat berries from whole foods, put about two inches of soil in a box, and grew it for a week in the greenhouse. They ate the grains and grass over the course of a day. Definitely something to keep doing!
Hello and welcome! My name is Anna Timmerman, and I’ve been organic farming for 24 years- five of those in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. Growing lots of good food in small apartment spaces is a challenge, but not impossible!
This site serves as a virtual tour of my personal system of plants and animals working together, as well as a few other clients from around the city who are growing food in small spaces such as rooftops, balconies, basements, and small yards.
I also consult on urban livestock, such as chickens, ducks, quail, rabbits, and bees, as well as worms. I work with Bill Shores as a garden consultant as well, specializing in urban scale vegetable and microgreen production. I occasionally teach classes on topics such as urban wild food foraging and poultry care, which are listed in the Events section.
Thanks for checking my projects out!