Project Orange Thumb Seeds Community Gardens

January 15, 2015

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Community gardens offer an opportunity to grow food collectively–great for those without their own land, and especially vital in areas where fresh produce may not be plentiful. But more importantly: community gardens improve the quality of people’s lives.

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Beyond Sowing and Growing
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One Aquaponic Rooftop Farm to Go Please

June 25, 2014

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It’s hard to disagree with the fact that urban rooftops could provide a huge playground for urban farmers. Rooftop gardens do exist of course, but in a city like New York with an endless number of industrial buildings, there could … Read More…

New York City’s Intervale Green Rooftop Urban Farm Cultivates More Than Food

January 10, 2014

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When thinking of the Bronx, the northernmost of New York City’s five boroughs, one might think first of Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, or the New York Botanical Garden. But what about farming?

Up above one of the neighborhood’s residential buildings, Read More…

Best of 2013: Urban Gardens Top 10 Favorite Posts

December 29, 2013

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Urban Gardens readers and followers have spoken.  In 2013, vertical gardens continued to reign in popularity, as did outdoor and indoor edible gardens, some of which were climbing the walls.

You loved concrete as much as I did, and the … Read More…

Blooms Behind Bars: Urban Gardening and Sustainability in American Prisons

November 7, 2013

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Prison garden. Photo by Benj Drummond and Sara Joy Steele.

When you think of urban gardens, you probably don’t picture prisons. But there’s a new trend in urban gardening, and prisons across the United States are climbing on board.

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