Fiskars Announces Project Orange Thumb Community Garden Grant Recipients

March 2, 2015



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Now in its 13th year, Fiskars Project Orange Thumb® awards cash and garden tools to community groups across North America and Canada. I was honored to accept their invitation to be on their editorial board where I helped select Read More…

Project Orange Thumb Seeds Community Gardens

January 15, 2015



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Community gardens offer an opportunity to grow food collectively–great for those without their own land, and especially vital in areas where fresh produce may not be plentiful. But more importantly: community gardens improve the quality of people’s lives.



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One Aquaponic Rooftop Farm to Go Please

June 25, 2014



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It’s hard to disagree with the fact that urban rooftops could provide a huge playground for urban farmers. Rooftop gardens do exist of course, but in a city like New York with an endless number of industrial buildings, there could … Read More…

The High Line: Manhattan’s Elevated Garden Park

April 7, 2014



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A perennial combination along the walking path of the High Line. Photo by Steven Severinghaus.

Unlike Central Park or Prospect Park, the High Line has no swaths of grass, no baseball fields, no pond. In contrast to most urban parks, Read More…

Japanese Commuters Tending Train Station Rooftop Gardens

March 27, 2014

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Oh how dreadful that morning commute can be. Even with the help of podcasts, books, game apps, 16 gigs of music– it can still be a soul draining bore. Good news! Japan may have come up with a cure to Read More…

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