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…

Trending From Paris: Chic Combo Composter, Cutting Board, and Planter

May 31, 2012







The trend-setting Paris urban garden and exterior design fair, Jardins Jardin, opens tomorrow in the Tuilerie Gardens outside the Louvre.  I will share with you in a series of posts some of my favorite picks from among the cool … Read More…

Historic Queens Farm in New York City Farm Is Link to Modern Urban Agriculture

May 19, 2012














The Adriance Farmhouse is in need of restoration. Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens.

A working farm dating back to 1697, The Queens County Farm Museum’s 47-acres constitute the longest continuously farmed parcel of land in New York State–farmed … Read More…

Urban Farm Pop-Up Shop Sprouts in Brooklyn

April 17, 2012







Brooklyn’s new urban farming  pop-up shop, Hayseed’s Big City Farm Supply, is part of the emerging trend of retailers who are going beyond merely making products available–they are creating an experience–selling a lifestyle in offering knowledge and ideas … Read More…

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