K.Ruby Blume is an educator, gardener, beekeeper, shearer, fruit enthusiast, author, artist, and activist. She is founder and queen bee at the Institute of Urban Homesteading and Faerie Road Farm. She writes an excellent monthly newsletter that offers gardening advice and explores the trials and tribulations of small scale farming.
The Institute of Urban Homesteading is a homegrown folk school offering urban agriculture and heirloom skills education. Founded 2008 and based in Oakland CA.
Faerie Road Farm is a small multi-use educational farm that raises heritage lamb & pelts, fruit, flowers and fiber. Founded 2016 and located in Grants Pass, OR