For Our Own Goods - FOOGS

FOOGS is a resource to redefine what "local foods" means. We empower people to grow their own food and trade with their neighbors.



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Urban gardening, good ideas?

Started by Amanda in Container Gardening. Last reply by Rachel Butler Jun 6, 2012. 2 Replies

Loquat time!

Started by Bill C in General Gardening. Last reply by Ty Mellon May 2, 2012. 1 Reply

New to gardening

Started by Michael Rowland in General Gardening. Last reply by Jessica Freeman Aug 13, 2011. 5 Replies

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Posted by Monica Star on September 23, 2016 at 9:47pm 0 Comments

I haven't made much progress in growing. I would have liked to have a huge garden by now of all kinds of goodies - veggies, ornamentals, trees. We've only ever grown little things in ugly plastic containers. I'd like to change my attitude and gain some more hands on experience, but there aren't very many classes where I am. I just wish I had a friend who could show me what to do, as gardening is not very easy to me. Perhaps I try to make it way more complicated than it has to be. Perhaps i…


Live in the city, but want a garden with limited space?

Posted by Ty Mellon on September 12, 2012 at 11:47am 1 Comment

I love finding and sharing solutions that people have created to overcome the obstacles that would otherwise keep them from providing for themselves and their families in a healthy manner.    Here is a link that I was inspired to post by a new member Cristina Elizabeth Rice Savina, whose living situation requires some creative thought.  Here's a great link to some urban gardening techniques.  It's easier than one might think and can be fun for kids to be involved with as well!  Here's the…


Mexican Style Spaghetti Squash

Posted by Krys Kagan on June 5, 2012 at 9:19am 0 Comments

Mexican Style Spaghetti Squash

1 spaghetti squash

3 roma tomatoes, chopped

1/4c onion, chopped

1 jalapeno, minced

olive oil

1 1/2c cooked black beans

nutritional yeast cheezy sauce recipe*

1/2c salsa

1/4c cilantro, plus a little…


Hanging Herb Garden - Other than some cool pics and a "how to make it" flavor, this blog seems long and boring, but that's really just me ruining an interesting premise with my rambling...

Posted by Ty Mellon on May 31, 2012 at 6:19pm 0 Comments

A while back, I was perusing the interwebs and ran across a beautiful picture of one of those hanging fruit basket sets that people put in their kitchens to keep fruit, onions, potatoes, etc. up off the counter, but still accessible and fresh.  Only THIS particular basket set was wonderfully lush, with ripe, vining herbs flowing out of every tiered basket.  So I became inspired and decided I wanted to do something like this at MY house.  I decided to look locally for this tiered basket as I…


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Based in Austin, Texas was started to help foster the sense of community and connection that comes with growing your own food and sharing with your neighbors. is a FREE social networking website where you will find friends and members sharing their knowledge and experiences, encouraging YOU to participate in anyway possible that fits your level of interest.

In 2010 we plan to launch the FOOGS Marketplace. Imagine a website where the farmers market meets the… Continue

Created by Rachel Butler Jan 21, 2010 at 10:13pm. Last updated by Rachel Butler Jan 21, 2010.


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