Carrie Hargrove

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Head to the Eastern end of Columbia's Business Loop 70 and you'll find Patriot Place. The Columbia Housing Authority-owned apartments house U.S. veterans who have struggled to maintain their housing. At the back of the property lies a garden.

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A few weeks ago I was poking around in out what I call the “back 40” of my garden. This is the part of my garden, for better or worse, where I kinda just plant something and then forget about it for the rest of the year.

Farm Your Yard: Fertilizing 101

Aug 17, 2017
Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture

I like to preserve what I can of my harvest, which is why I over plant some things, with the idea to enjoy them over the winter months. Tomatoes are pretty high up there on my “I want to eat some now, but I mostly want to eat them later” list. 


Farm Your Yard: Planning the Fall Garden

Jul 18, 2017
Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture

It’s the middle of summer and the garden is bumping. It’s hot and I am busy trying to keep everything watered and fighting off the inevitable disease and fungus problems that plague all tomatoes grown in our humid climate.

Farm Your Yard: Backyard Pollinators

May 1, 2016
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A couple of years ago I was harvesting mustard greens at the small urban farm where I work. I like to work steadily and efficiently, but there was something that totally derailed my task that day. Stuck to one of the leaves was a monarch butterfly chrysalis.  Have you ever seen something like that?

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This time of year is especially exciting to everyone - gardeners and non-gardeners alike. That’s because we’ve more or less been cooped up inside all winter, and are as ready as ever to bust out of the back door and do something, anything outside.

Farm Your Yard - Is it a Fruit or a Vegetable?

Jan 12, 2016
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Happy New Year! 2016 is going to be a great gardening year, I can feel it in my bones. Over the holiday season, I, like most folks, spent lots of time with family. It was a great time to get together, joke, eat things we shouldn’t and watch plenty of Netflix. And, being the resident plant nerd of both mine and my husband’s family, I got asked a few questions about basic botany.

Farm Your Yard: Insects That Farm

Dec 28, 2015
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This installment of Farm Your Yard originally aired November 3, 2015.

Halloween 2015 is becoming a distant memory. I am not ready, however, to let go of telling spooky scary stories, so I’ve got one for you today. To most people, the spookiest thing about organic gardening are those weird, bloodless, six legged, multi-eyed creatures who go creeping around your cherry tomatoes all season long. I am talking about bugs.


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Almost every gardener has a tomato plant or two. This week on Farm Your Yard, Carrie Hargrove from the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture takes us on tour of the tomato through time.


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As warmer temperatures set in and the days grow longer, Carrie Hargrove is thinking about building new beds. What's the process? Find out on this week's Farm Your Yard.

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With a little work you can eat homegrown spinach, salad greens and carrots earlier than ever before with a low-cost cold frame. The Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture's Carrie Hargrove tells us how on this episode of Farm Your Yard.


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Winter days can get short and winter nights can get really long. As a gardener, you can use this period to your advantage by planning now for next year's growing season. In this episode of KBIA's Farm Your Yard, Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture Farm Manager Carrie Hargrove discusses the steps involved in planning for success in the 2015 garden.


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On this installment of KBIA's gardening segment, Farm Your Yard, Carrie Hargrove tells us what to do now that will help you be the most successful with your Spring plantings.


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Garlic is a relatively simple crop to grow in your yard or garden. Plant it in the fall under a good cover of mulch and with a little care you'll harvest your garlic bulbs early the following summer. On this the first installment of KBIA's Farm Your Yard host Carrie Hargrove walks us through the process. Carrie is the Farm Manager for the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture.