January 19, 2013
Mike Score, President and spokesperson for Hantz Farms at proposed tree planting site. Photo, Sarah Hewitt, NPR.
Despite heated controversy surrounding the sale of a large parcel of its municipally-controlled land, the Detroit City Council recently approved an entrepreneur’s acquisition … Read More...
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...
February 17, 2012
In the refrain from one her most famous songs, Big Yellow Taxi, Joni Mitchell sang:
Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
Till it’s gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking … Read More...
December 7, 2011
On a stroll through New York City’s Alphabet City recently, I discovered some wonderful obscure gardens–that is, I almost walked by before noticing them. Coined Alphabet City because it encompasses the areas between Avenues A through D, the neighborhood … Read More...
November 16, 2011
The Greenhouse on the roof of Public School 333 in Manhattan. Photo: Ari Burling
A 1400-square foot smart and sustainable hydroponic urban farm sits on the third floor rooftop of a New York City public school. It’s home to The … Read More...