Park Yourself by the Brooklyn Bridge

February 26, 2010







I’m looking forward to this spring, when a portion of the future 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 6 is scheduled to open, followed by Pier 1 scheduled to open this winter, with the entire project expected to be completed Read More…

Small Urban Space Rain Gardens

January 29, 2010



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Rain gardens aren’t just for homeowners with large tracts of land.  A rain garden planted in a small urban area can make a big difference in the water quality and environment of its surrounding area.

When it rains in densely … Read More…

Urban Gardens Will Be Needed in Haiti

January 18, 2010


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Prior to last Tuesday’s devastating earthquake, Haitians were busy at work building flood protections and establishing urban gardens. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) had 23 programs for growing food in the region most affected by the quake, including … Read More…

Call for Creating Productive Urban Green Space

January 13, 2010


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Terreform One, a non-profit design group that promotes green design in cities, is launching the One Prize AwardMowing to Growing: Rethinking the American Lawn: an international design competition for creating productive green space in cities.

Through their … Read More…

Top 10 Urban Gardens Stories of 2009

December 26, 2009


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1. Farming Freedom and Hope After Katrina

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2. Honey I’m Home! High Hives for Urban Beekeepers

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3. The Future’s Looking Up on a Rooftop Farm

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4. Window Farms: Getting the Hang of Urban Farming in Your Read More…

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