The Year’s 20 Best: Urban Gardens 2012 Roundup!

December 31, 2012



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As we round the corner from 2012 to 2013, I want to stop and thank all my readers, subscribers, and social media followers for visiting Urban Gardens since it’s launch in 2009, and for supporting my vision for blending together Read More…

Turn Table Urban Garden Sprouts in Old Railway Bay

December 7, 2012







In a disused old railway bay smack down in the middle of Helsinki,  a cast-off engine turn table became the foundation last spring for an urban garden oasis, complete with a modern greenhouse and café.

Turn Table, a sort of … Read More…

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, … 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 … Read More…

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