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.
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!

The rain just won’t stop!  Our plants are getting stressed because the water is taking up all of the space between the soil particles and there’s no room of oxygen.  And now we’re stressed! 

The rain just won’t stop!  Our plants are getting stressed because the water is taking up all of the space between the soil particles and there’s no room of oxygen.  And now we’re stressed! 

The newest view between beds 11 and 12.  Everything is getting bigger!  And it’s now apparent that we have some drainage problems.  Check out the algae that’s developing in our walking paths.  The lot we’re growing on is compacted rubble with a barrier fabric on top.  Then LOTS of compost.
For reference, check out the previous pics:
June 20, May 28, May 8, April 21

The newest view between beds 11 and 12.  Everything is getting bigger!  And it’s now apparent that we have some drainage problems.  Check out the algae that’s developing in our walking paths.  The lot we’re growing on is compacted rubble with a barrier fabric on top.  Then LOTS of compost.

For reference, check out the previous pics:

June 20, May 28, May 8, April 21

I have no idea what they are saying but it’s funny!