Monthly Archives: May 2017

I need help I found a farm for sale in Cincinnati with a $289,000 price tag. It's 6 acres, a house, barn and is within the Cincinnati area. I would love to purchase it but Of course I don't have that much. I could use this farm to teach, grow local produce, create jobs, I can help so many the possibilities are endless. Anyone have suggestions how I can raise capital? I'm not going to be able to get a loan this high (I've tried). I'll take y'all suggestions. I really want this to happen God willing. #urbanfarmsista #urbanfarming #urbanfarm #blacksinagriculture #help #300k

I need help I found a farm for sale in Cincinnati with a $289,000 price tag. It's 6 acres, a house, barn and is within the Cincinnati area. I would love to purchase it but Of course I don't have that much. I could use this farm to teach, grow local produce, create jobs, I can help so many the possibilities are endless. Anyone have suggestions how I can raise capital? I'm not going to be able to get a loan this high (I've tried). I'll take y'all suggestions. I really want this to happen God willing. #urbanfarmsista #urbanfarming #urbanfarm #blacksinagriculture #help #300k

(Swipe to see photos) I would like to thank Jaleel Jaleel and Alan Phifer for contributing to my 25 Indoor Gardens-Shed Some Light campaign. There is a population here in Cincinnati, actually across the United States, that do not have access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Many of these same people do not have access to land to grow on and so many think that they cannot grow their own food because of the environment they live in. In actuality anyone can grow food anywhere. Using hydroponics you can grow indoors and outdoors. With this campaign I would like to give 25 low income households a hydroponics setup so they can start to grow their own food. The cost to purchase a good grow light can be a burden. So I want to raise enough money to buy 25 grow lights for these families. I have given away 9 so far and I hope to give the remaining 16 away this year. #urbanfarmsista #urbanfarming #blacksinagriculture #bethechange #hydroponics #educateeveryoneeverywhere #shedsomelight #quiwiproduce #giveaway #indoorfarming #indoorgardening #hydroponics #hydroponicwars

(Swipe to see photos) I would like to thank Jaleel Jaleel and Alan Phifer for contributing to my 25 Indoor Gardens-Shed Some Light campaign. There is a population here in Cincinnati, actually across the United States, that do not have access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Many of these same people do not have access to land to grow on and so many think that they cannot grow their own food because of the environment they live in. In actuality anyone can grow food anywhere. Using hydroponics you can grow indoors and outdoors. With this campaign I would like to give 25 low income households a hydroponics setup so they can start to grow their own food. The cost to purchase a good grow light can be a burden. So I want to raise enough money to buy 25 grow lights for these families. I have given away 9 so far and I hope to give the remaining 16 away this year. #urbanfarmsista #urbanfarming #blacksinagriculture #bethechange #hydroponics #educateeveryoneeverywhere #shedsomelight #quiwiproduce #giveaway #indoorfarming #indoorgardening #hydroponics #hydroponicwars

My bee poster came in the mail yesterday. There are 4000 or more native bees in North America that are being ignored. While honey bee populations are declining so are the native bee populations. Honeybees are not native they were brought here from Europe. Bee populations are declining in North America for many reasons: habit destruction, no native plants, diseases, pesticides, chemicals etc. this poster will be used in my Feed A Bee Not Mosquitoes Workshop. #urbanfarmsista #urbanfarm #bethechange #urbanfarming #bees #feedabeenotmosquitoes #feedbeesnotmosquitoes #entomologist #entomology #blackentomologist #blacksinagriculture #educateeveryoneeverywhere

My bee poster came in the mail yesterday. There are 4000 or more native bees in North America that are being ignored. While honey bee populations are declining so are the native bee populations. Honeybees are not native they were brought here from Europe. Bee populations are declining in North America for many reasons: habit destruction, no native plants, diseases, pesticides, chemicals etc. this poster will be used in my Feed A Bee Not Mosquitoes Workshop. #urbanfarmsista #urbanfarm #bethechange #urbanfarming #bees #feedabeenotmosquitoes #feedbeesnotmosquitoes #entomologist #entomology #blackentomologist #blacksinagriculture #educateeveryoneeverywhere

(Swipe to see photos) Let me clarify tick paralysis. Yesterday I posted a video and people seemed a little confused even though I put an explanation under the video. Tick paralysis is caused by a neurotoxin transmitted in the saliva of a tick that is attached. It is not cause by any type of virus or bacteria it is strictly a toxin produced in the salivary gland of the attached tick. Females are the only ones that will attach for an extended period of time. The two ticks most commonly associated with North American tick paralysis are the Rocky Mountain wood tick (Dermacentor andersoni) and the American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis). They need the blood meal to produce eggs. Nymphs (seed ticks) and males will feed but do not stay attached for an extended period of time. If the female tick is allowed to feed for 5-7 days or longer the risk of tick paralysis in greatly increased for the organism it is attached to because this is when a large of amount of toxin is produced. Ticks often go unnoticed on humans if they are attached to the head (scalp). If a person has long or thick hair that can cover it and are usually identified once the female has been feeding a few days she becomes engorged. On pets the ticks can be attached and go unnoticed in between toes, under flappy ears, long fur, arm pit area, under collar etc. That is why it is really important to check yourself and your pets when you return home from a day in the woods or tick infested areas (overgrowth). Once the tick is removed symptoms of tick paralysis should go away in a few hours to days. There are other tickborne diseases that can still be transmitted like lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, encephalitis, rocky mountain spotted fever etc. they too can have similar symptoms so its best if you find a tick attached that is engorged you get tested for other diseases especially if you are having symptoms. #urbanfarmsista #urbanfarm #urbanfarming #ticks #tickseason #acari #entomology #entomologist #blacksinagriculture #blackentomologist #tickparalysis

(Swipe to see photos) Let me clarify tick paralysis. Yesterday I posted a video and people seemed a little confused even though I put an explanation under the video. Tick paralysis is caused by a neurotoxin transmitted in the saliva of a tick that is attached. It is not cause by any type of virus or bacteria it is strictly a toxin produced in the salivary gland of the attached tick. Females are the only ones that will attach for an extended period of time.  The two ticks most commonly associated with North American tick paralysis are the Rocky Mountain wood tick (Dermacentor andersoni) and the American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis). They need the blood meal to produce eggs.  Nymphs (seed ticks) and males will feed but do not stay attached for an extended period of time.  If the female tick is allowed to feed for 5-7 days or longer the risk of tick paralysis in greatly increased for the organism it is attached to because this is when a large of amount of toxin is produced. Ticks often go unnoticed on humans if they are attached to the head (scalp). If a person has long or thick hair that can cover it and are usually identified once the female has been feeding a few days she becomes engorged. On pets the ticks can be attached and go unnoticed in between toes, under flappy ears, long fur, arm pit area, under collar etc. That is why it is really important to check yourself and your pets when you return home from a day in the woods or tick infested areas (overgrowth). Once the tick is removed symptoms of tick paralysis should go away in a few hours to days. There are other tickborne diseases that can still be transmitted like lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, encephalitis, rocky mountain spotted fever etc. they too can have similar symptoms so its best if you find a tick attached that is engorged you get tested for other diseases especially if you are having symptoms. #urbanfarmsista #urbanfarm #urbanfarming #ticks #tickseason #acari #entomology #entomologist #blacksinagriculture #blackentomologist #tickparalysis