Five Post-Hurricane Urban Garden Food Safety Tips

November 12, 2012


Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens.

Many New York City gardens were flooded and/or damaged by Hurricane Sandy. In an effort to aid recovery efforts in and around the city, Green Thumb NYC, in consultation with the Healthy Soils, Healthy … Read More…

New York City Urban Farms After Hurricane Sandy


Battery Urban Farm. Photo via the Battery Conservancy.

Hurricane Sandy’s wrath caused the damage and demise of a number of New York City urban gardens and farms, some less fortunate than others. 

Brooklyn Grange Urban Rooftop Farms
Brooklyn Grange lost … Read More…

Victorious Garden Project Grows Food and Community

August 24, 2012


Photo courtesy of LaManda Joy

I’ve just returned from Chicago, where I spent some time with my friend, LaManda Joy, Founder and President of The Peterson Garden Project, a revival Victory Garden venture she conceived in 2010 to … Read More…

General Motors and Partners Create Detroit Urban Garden Using Repurposed Shipping Crates

August 2, 2012


GM’s metal shipping crates were repurposed into raised beds. Photo: John F. Martin for General Motors

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot. The lot was abandoned. Then General Motors contributed 250 metal shipping crates that used to Read More…

My Brooklyn’s Greener Than Your Brooklyn…

July 26, 2012

Danna Hebbard and her Lefferts Gardens neighbor have become pals since joining forces with the rest of the block to make their’s this year’s winner in The Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest. “It has brought the neighborhood … Read More…

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