Urban Farmhouse
Construction continues on the Weaver Barns Urban Farmhouse in preparation for the Great Big Home + Garden Show Feb. 5th through the 14th

For the next two weekends, we get to live out a dream in a modern urban farmhouse – complete with a backyard chicken coop, chickens, garden shed, raised beds, and an Any Age Anywhere container garden,   

No – it’s not quite at the farm yet. Our home will actually be in the Weaver Barns pavilion at the Great Big Home + Garden Show in Cleveland, Ohio – where we’ll spend our time in the demo garden getting the opportunity to talk about what we love most – gardening, cooking and a simple DIY life.

One of the most unexpected and yet fulfilling outcomes of creating our little farm and website has been the ever-expanding opportunity to speak about everything from gardening, cooking and raising backyard chickens – to living a more self-sufficient and simple life.

Urban Farmhouse
The kitchen of the Urban Farmhouse display

Each day, an increasing number of individuals living all over the world are becoming more interested in slowing down and working toward living a more simple and fulfilling lifestyle. That includes getting back to the basics – like growing and raising their own food – cooking, canning and preserving – and learning to do more things for themselves. And that is exactly what we will be talking about at the show!

We will speak on the entire process of our low maintenance raised row gardens (pictured above) at the show – and include a display and information on the Any Age Anywhere Gardens we will be trialing at the farm this year.
We will be speaking on the entire process of our low maintenance raised row gardens (pictured above)  – and info and a display on our new Any Age Anywhere Gardens at the farm.

As a backdrop for our talks – the Weaver Urban Farmhouse display includes an outdoor raised bed garden display, a special Any Age Anywhere container garden display, and a custom built chicken coop made from a Weaver Barn – complete with live chickens!  Not to mention a pretty cool modern three-bedroom, two-bathroom Urban Farmhouse with a hip rustic feel. 

So if you find yourself with a little bit of the Winter blues over the course of the next two weeks – come out and see us – we would love to meet you. 

We will be speaking on Friday and Saturday each weekend of the show (February 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th) on everything from gardening, raising chickens, canning and more.  (You can see our complete schedule at the bottom of the  post)

Happy Gardening! Jim and Mary – Old World Garden Farms

Old World Garden Farms Speaking Schedule – Great Big Home + Garden Show

Friday, February 5th
2:00 pm – The Benefits and Ease of Raising Backyard Chickens
Great Big Home + Garden Show3:30 pm – Gardening to Feed Your Family
5:00 pm – Composting – The Power of Compost
6:30 pm – The Any Age / Anywhere Garden – Gardening Made Easy

Saturday, February 6th
2:00 pm – The Benefits and Ease of Raising Backyard Chickens
3:30 pm – The Any Age / Anywhere Garden – Gardening Made Easy
5:00 pm – Composting – The Power of Compost
6:30 pm – Gardening to Feed Your Family

Friday, February 12th
2:00 pm – The Benefits and Ease of Raising Backyard Chickens
3:30 pm – Gardening to Feed Your Family
5:00 pm – Composting – The Power of Compost
6:30 pm – The Any Age / Anywhere Garden – Gardening Made Easy

Saturday, February 13th
2:00 pm – The Benefits and Ease of Raising Backyard Chickens
3:30 pm – The Any Age / Anywhere Garden – Gardening Made Easy
5:00 pm – Composting – The Power of Compost
6:30 pm – Gardening to Feed Your Family

5 thoughts on “An Urban Farmhouse, Garden and Backyard Chickens – A Dream Come True.

  • February 2, 2016 at 3:05 pm
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    Fantastic, I wish I lived closer… It is because of you, your website, and written experiences that gave my husband and I the courage to begin living cleaner in a forced suburban landscape…. It is still our dream of some day having a small spread of our own (even in our 50s), but until then I will continue to take examples from you and others to live a much simpler life…. Thank you & good luck at the show. ~SuzyJCinColorado~ ♡

  • January 31, 2016 at 8:37 pm
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    I would love to see this! Will you be posing a complete video, I once it’s done?

  • January 31, 2016 at 6:39 pm
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    If I were closer, I’d be there. It sounds like a lot of fun. Sending you continued blessings in your new venture!

  • January 31, 2016 at 8:49 am
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    WOW, that’s quite the show display. I’m curious, Is this a sponsored event, because really, who could build a 3 bedroom in an Expo hall just for fun. What becomes of the house after the show? What fun that will be.

  • January 31, 2016 at 8:45 am
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    Congratulations on your upcoming Garden Show! Know you’ll have a ton of fun, meeting new folks and talking gardening! Living in So. Dakota., obviously I won’t be there 🙁

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