Bowls and other utensils on a kitchen counter

Lisa Bralts

November 06, 2013 - Backyard Industry

Tiny Beautiful Kitchen

In My Backyard's Lisa Bralts muses on how we regard our kitchens today, and discovers that a) size doesn't necessarily matter and b) a kitchen's legacy can be just as important as its appliances and counter space.


A sign at a farmers market

Lisa Bralts

July 12, 2012 - Backyard Industry

Pedal Power

Fresh produce usually travels from farm to market in a van or truck. Agriculture and architecture usually seem worlds apart. In this episode of In My Backyard, Lisa Bralts learns about a way urban farmers can get produce to market with a smaller carbon footprint, thanks to a collaboration between the U of I’s Sustainable Student Farm and a group of Architecture graduate students.