Why Did The Turkey Cross the Road?

November 27, 2013

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Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton for Urban Gardens.

Spotted last week after my son and I had just jaywalked across a Cambridge, Massachusetts street: a law-abiding wild turkey crossing at a crosswalk.

We did get a chuckle right before Thanksgiving as we the bird … Read More…

Blooms Behind Bars: Urban Gardening and Sustainability in American Prisons

November 7, 2013

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Prison garden. Photo by Benj Drummond and Sara Joy Steele.

When you think of urban gardens, you probably don’t picture prisons. But there’s a new trend in urban gardening, and prisons across the United States are climbing on board.

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Can Plants Make You Happier and Richer?

October 28, 2013

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LED GrowLight Pendant Lamp, $1250 via Lightopia.

Need a mood and financial boost? There’s an app for that. Or a plant. While browsing today through Frank Mertens’s site Expression That Inspires, I stumbled upon Nursery & Garden Industry Australia’s unusual … Read More…

Travels to New York City Via Instagram

October 21, 2013

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It may be my backyard, but whenever I’m in New York City I like to view it as though I’m visiting it for the first time. Join me on a visual and virtual journey to one of my favorite cities. No … Read More…

Outdoor Kitchen Roundup: Sharing the Magic al Fresco

October 18, 2013

Outdoor communal kitchen in the eco-resort at Onar on the Greek island of Andros. Photograph by Christine Chang Hanway.
Photograph by Christine Chang Hanway. From Gardenista

The temperate nights are waning, but the weather where I am is still toasty enough for cooking and sharing meals outdoors. And when it cools down, we can still dream about amazing al … Read More…

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