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…

Out of Sight Kitchen Counter Compost System

October 17, 2012

No need to sacrifice style for sustainability. Before transferring scraps to an outdoor composter, you can conveniently and beautifully collect organic waste out of sight beneath the counter with the Blanco sleek Solon odor-eliminating compost system.

With its discreet removable basket, Solon lets … 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…

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