Complete Kit For Growing Herbs Indoors That You Only Water Once

November 21, 2015

Clud Farm Amphora 6

Many city dwellers picture themselves cooking gorgeous gourmet meals seasoned with fresh herbs plucked just moments before from the windowsill. But the time between deciding to grow herbs and actually cooking with them can be less inspiring.

Cloud Farm Amphora

Watering the herbs …

Fiskars Kicks Off 2015 Project Orange Thumb Community Garden Inititiative

November 18, 2015


Community gardening cultivates many things: creative expression, beautiful outdoor spaces, civic and community collaboration, healthy hand-grown foods and sustainable living.


As a leader in the garden industry celebrating and supporting community gardening, Fiskars launched Project Orange Thumb, a community gardening … Read More...

Revisit Some of Our Most Popular Urban Gardens Facebook Posts

November 17, 2015


Sometimes our Facebook page followers just love a post so much, it goes viral and the sharing just continues. Check it out–this post featuring photographer Simon Metz’s Italian rooftop garden photo, above, reached 996,352 people, received 79,637 likes, comments, and Read More...

With Biomimicry, Designers Turn to Nature to Reimagine Our Food System

November 14, 2015

Jube_biomimicry_design_beekeeping_urbangardensweb Jube, a chamber for capturing insects which its designers predict will be the “food of the future.” 

The common earthworm, termite mounds, and even the Texas Horned Lizard share something in common: they have all inspired innovative design concepts for Read More...

Growing Vegetables Indoors Twenty-One at a Time

November 6, 2015


The urban greenhouse-less are not doomed to a life of seasonal CSAs (although they are a good thing) or wilted produce from the mega grocery store down the road (a bad thing.) Innovations of the gardening kind are popping up … Read More...

Roving Portland Supper Club Goes Camping

October 22, 2015

Meadowlark_Heikkila-table_urbangardensweb_614 Photo: Steve Heikkila

When some good friends of theirs organized a camping trip for 13 people at a private campsite at Cape Arago on the Oregon coast, Meadowlark partners Jen Datka and Emily Park knew instantly it would be the Read More...

How to Create a Beautiful Garden (Even If You Don’t Have Time to Care For It)

October 20, 2015


ornamental-grasses-urbangardensweb Photo:© Kool Cats Photography, via Flickr.

Some say that there are two types of gardener: the true gardener and the tidy gardener. The true gardener has the time, patience and knowledge to care for a garden on a long-term Read More...

Indoor & Underground Urban Farms Growing in Size and Number

October 18, 2015

mirai-indoor-plant-factory-urbangardensweb Mirai urban plant factory. Via Mirai.

What claims to be the world’s largest indoor vertical farm will soon begin production in Newark, New Jersey. Once it is fully operating, the 69,000-square-foot AeroFarms headquarters is slated produce up to 2 million Read More...

Guide to Farmers Markets: Benefits Beyond the Plate


The following article by Robin Plaskoff Horton and reposted from

Both casual cooks and celebrity chefs flock to their local farmers markets to avail themselves of the freshest locally grown produce straight from the farm. In addition to Read More...

Guerrilla Gardening Idea Brewed For Starbucks

October 12, 2015


Can you imagine jump starting your morning with a fresh cuppa Joe and a guerrilla gardening seed kit?


For Starbucks, designer Freddie Jordan envisioned the SeedPod, a conceptual guerrilla gardening kit that would promote the coffee chain’s sustainable policy. The … Read More...

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