紹介                                                (English translation follows)


十九年前に妻と北海道からカナダのアルバータ州のエアドリーに引っ越してかから日本の野菜を家のバックヤードで育てはじめました。なかなかカルガリーで安全で美味しい日本の野菜は手にはいりません。日本の野菜をうまく育てる方法を身につけるまでには数年以上掛かりました。こちらは日本より雨が少なくて、栽培期が短く、しかも一年中雪が降るチャンスが高くて、一日の気温の差が大きいからです。


ベジタブルガーデンを徐々に広げて、二つのグリーンハウスを建てました。グリーンハウスでエアルームトマトと日本の桃太郎、ミディトマトを育てています。機械類は使いません。水はレインバレルに溜めた雨水を使い、日照りが続いたら、塩素を抜くために水道水を一度レインバレルに溜めてから、水やりをします。


畑には自家製コンポストとオーガニックコンポスト、エアドリーの平間牧場の肥料、海藻の肥料などを毎年混ぜています。


青菜には虫の被害から守るため、パオパオシートを掛けています。


僕のオーガニック野菜に興味があるかたは「2017 price list」、eメールを 送ってください。


ジェフリー・ケーシー

ケーシー アーバンファーム

INTRODUCTION


    My name is Jeffrey Casey and I love to grow Japanese vegetables in my backyard.  I live on a regular city sized lot in Airdrie, Alberta, Canada.  Almost 21 years ago when my wife and I moved from Hokkaido to Airdrie, we found it very difficult to find the same tasty Japanese vegetables in Calgary.  It has taken me many years to figure out how to grow Japanese vegetables given than Alberta has shorter growing season, cooler temperatures, lesser amount of rainfall, and greater daily temperature fluctuations than Japan.

      I have slowly expanded the size of my vegetable garden which now includes two greenhouses.  I use the greenhouse to grow heirloom tomatoes and Japanese  tomatoes. I do not use machines to cultivate my garden beds.  I hand water my vegetables using rain barrel water and only in extreme drought situation will I fill my rain barrel with Calgary tap water.

     I feed my soil with homemade compost, purchased organic compost, a friend's aged cow manure and, on occasion, apply an organic granular fertilizer and liquid seaweed fertilizer.  I protect my crops from numerous insects which just love the taste of my leafy green vegetables with a Remay fabric cover.  To extend the growing season, every evening I cover my vegetables with sheets to protect them from frost.  It does take a bit of time and effort to grow vegetables here but you are repaid many times over with the absolute freshest, safest vegetables around.

     The expansion of my vegetable garden has corresponded with an increased interest in my organic vegetables from the Japanese community in and around Calgary.  I do not sell at farmer's markets but rather through word of mouth to those who long for a taste of the quality of Japan produce.  I set the prices for my organic vegetables based on prices for similar products found in Calgary supermarkets/organic markets.  While I obviously cannot compete with the economies of scale that the industrial agricultural system enjoys, I do refer to my backyard as farm, an “Urban Farm”.  Perhaps while browsing through my homemade website you may also be inspired to participate in the future of our food supply- urban agriculture.

    If you are interested in purchasing my vegetables then please click on the page links above for more information, download my 2017 price list and                                your request.

Jeffrey Casey

Casey's Urban Farm

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“Urban agriculture is the future of our food supply.”

Jeffrey Casey

Fall 2002

Summer 2010

Fall 2006

Spring 2007

Spring 2007

May 25,2007 snow storm

Fall 2007

frost blankets

Nov. 18, 2007 Pushing Z3a limits- average first frost date Sept. 1

Feb. 19, 2008 The promise of spring- adding organic soil ammendments.

Spring 2008

Leaf lettuce

Summer 2008

Cutting the greass with a non-polluting reel mower.

Summer 2008

Sifting my homemade compost

Summer 2008

Bagging my homemade compost

Spring 2008

1.1 kg (2 lbs. 7 ozs.) giant danshaku potato

Fall 2008

1523 g (3lbs. 5 ozs.) giant Japanese carrot

Fall 2008

Komatsuna and chingensai

Dec. 6, 2008

Still growing in the greenhouse

Jan. 6, 2009

Final harvest salad- spinach, carrots and tomato salad

What I feed my soil

Jan. 18, 2009 Snow Farming

After an extremely cold December (-30° C), a chinook (+12° C) has blown in and the frost is out of the ground 8" in the greenhouse so it is time to mix in some kelp meal and organic fertilizer.

Dec. 12, 2009

Had to dig a path to my compost bins after a heavy snowfall

Oct. 6, 2012

Re-aligned my garden beds.  For more information my raised beds, please click on this link: raised beds.

Nov. 13, 2012

Japanese Napa cabbage (日本の白菜)

August 25, 2014

Environmentally friendly ALS Bucket Challenge

Sept. 8-10, 2014

Late Summer Snowstorm! 28.2 cm (11.1") of a very heavy snow fell coupled with -6°C (21.1°F) caused so many problems in the garden.