Dirt Doll

Dirt Doll is an urban farm business in Chicago run by
Audra Lewicki & Adrienne Detanico.

We are dedicated to growing good food and building healthy soil. Check out our photos and leave us a note.

A Fertile Stench

TBT This is what I was learning two years ago.  Whew, how time flies. Shout out to Urban Habitat Chicago!

dirtdoll:

Today I learned the methods and benefits of fish emulsion application in organic farming. I also found out (the hard way) that you do NOT want to get it on your face.

Fish emulsion is made of ground fish parts and is an excellent source of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, all nutrients soil…

Check it out!  Come to AUA’s rooftop movie tomorrow!

Check it out!  Come to AUA’s rooftop movie tomorrow!

youtubeyoga asked: I'm excited I found your tumblr! Don't you sell to Dill Pickle Food Co-op? I work there! =D I love your blog!

Thank you!  Yes!  We do sell to Dill Pickle.  Thanks for following! Hope to meet you soon.

Audra

We are sooo very happy that we have lady beetles EVERYWHERE.  So let’s take this opportunity to explore the lady beetle life cycle.

We are sooo very happy that we have lady beetles EVERYWHERE.  So let’s take this opportunity to explore the lady beetle life cycle.

The before and after shots of our tomato plants covered in aphids and then…none.  A sharp and hard spray of water will get ‘em right off of there.  For a little while at least.

Everything’s popping up…poppies!

Everything’s popping up…poppies!

These used to be the cutest little dino kale seedlings.  And now their leaves have been stripped by the cabbage worm.  Jerks.

These used to be the cutest little dino kale seedlings.  And now their leaves have been stripped by the cabbage worm.  Jerks.

Good news!  We got a business license from the City of Chicago!  We have been working with them since March on it so it feels good to have it all packed away.  Say cheese!

Good news!  We got a business license from the City of Chicago!  We have been working with them since March on it so it feels good to have it all packed away.  Say cheese!

We have some beautiful flowers right now!  They always manage to cheer up a room.  And a lovely sunset doesn’t hurt either.

We have some beautiful flowers right now!  They always manage to cheer up a room.  And a lovely sunset doesn’t hurt either.

And the storms shredded about $500 worth of lettuce.  But we have the coolest customers!  They didn’t want to see it all go to waste so bought the lettuce hearts!  Brilliant!

And the storms shredded about $500 worth of lettuce.  But we have the coolest customers!  They didn’t want to see it all go to waste so bought the lettuce hearts!  Brilliant!