Japanese Commuters Tending Train Station Rooftop Gardens

March 27, 2014

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Oh how dreadful that morning commute can be. Even with the help of podcasts, books, game apps, 16 gigs of music– it can still be a soul draining bore. Good news! Japan may have come up with a cure to Read More…

Hydroponics, Veggies That Cut It, Fowl Play, and More

March 19, 2014

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And just like that… we’ve collected five blog posts full of fabulous finds, and placed them on to one tidy little post! There’s something here for everyone, even the birds. Enjoy.

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Sleek Angle On a Community Garden Shed

February 7, 2014

Woodlands Community Garden Shed designed by UBC architecture students in Vancouver

I don’t know about you, but when I hear the words “garden shed,” I don’t immediately picture a gorgeous, sleek and impossibly well-designed structure.

So I thought it was pretty great that for the Woodlands Community Garden Club in Vancouver, … Read More…

NYC’s Alphabet City Neighborhood Botanical Garden

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…

Farming Freedom and Hope After Katrina

August 30, 2009

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Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton

Four years after Hurricane Katrina, there are approximately 700,000 vacant lots in New Orleans. Enter groups like The New Orleans Farm and Food Network who help residents transform neighborhood abandoned or underused green space into urban … Read More…

Is your city participating in the National Community Gardening Week August 23-29?

August 15, 2009

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Community and urban gardens are an important component of making sustainable communities. The National Community Gardening Week is an opportunity for your local government to show support by publicly promoting community gardens August 23 – 29.

According to the Department Read More…

New Food Mapping Project Connects Gardeners to Promote Sustainable Food System

July 21, 2009

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Hungry Garden is a free new “geosocial” web resource for building and supporting local farm-to-fork food networks worldwide so consumers, restaurants, schools and institutions can find and purchase fresh local products and produce from local food sources within 50 miles … Read More…

Bokashi Trench Composting Unveiled at Bushwick New York’s Aberdeen Compost Lot

July 16, 2009

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The first Vokashi trench composting will be unveiled today, Friday, July 17, 3:00 pm at the NYRP Aberdeen composting lot (take L train to Bushwick & Aberdeen; right on Aberdeen to the end of the block).

After months of collecting food … Read More…

How Does Your Garden Friendship Grow?

July 7, 2009

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GrowFriend is a great tool for gardeners without yards, and people with land who don’t want to garden. Since the dawn of agriculture, people have shared crops and growing responsibilities. Today, we live in crowded cities where we don’t know our … Read More…

The Full (Green) Cleveland

July 6, 2009

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How green is…Cleveland? Cleveland, Ohio is commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River fire by celebrating the re-birth of a much greener city. The fire occurred on June 22, 1969 when some molten steel fell from a passing train into Read More…

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