Shoreline urban farm

Friday, November 27, 2009

Brian and Meghan Peterka have created an urban farm at their Shoreline home and in the process are well on their way to a "zero-waste" living style.  They have been profiled in a KING TV segment and the Yes! sustainability blog.

 KING 5 TV did a segment on the Shoreline family of Brian and Meghan Peterka.  

A family of four has moved from the farm to an urban Puget Sound community and is now plowing its way to zero waste.

When the Peterka family moved to Shoreline, they brought part of the farm with them. They ripped up the backyard lawn and planted a large garden.

They built a fenced chicken coop in one corner, and worm and compost bins in the other. Then they made some sacrifices.

"We stopped buying groceries that came in plastic, essentially which was a big deal,

From the Yes! blog:
By 2006, Brian had been an environmental consultant for nearly 10 years. Though they owned a nice house in the Seattle area and Meghan was able to spend her days at home with the kids, the Peterkas felt that "Life was going by too fast.” So they packed up their two young children, Devon and Zeth, and interned at a berry farm for two years. Brian and Meghan are now in the process of converting their Shoreline, WA, home into an urban farm.
Continued on the Yes! blog

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