An Edible Roundup: Where We’ve Been Eating Lately

August 16, 2013


Lately we’ve featured a few can’t-miss culinary ventures, including tasty fried flowers prepared by a foraging chef, and an idyllic restaurant famed for its onsite laboratory and farm. Here’s a quick look back at the edible innovations we’ve been exploring, Read More...

My Visit to Hudson Valley’s Farm at Stone Barns

August 9, 2013


Though I have been there several times, it’s a new experience each time I visit Stone Barns, a year-round working farm, living classroom, and laboratory set on a six acre parcel of the former Rockefeller estate, 80 acres in Pocantico Read More...

How to Build Indoor Hydroponic Gardens Using IKEA Storage Boxes

June 1, 2013


Hey apartment and small space dwellers, here’s an easy DIY compact hydroponic indoor farm system you can make with repurposed off-the-shelf IKEA storage boxes.


ELIOOO is not a product, it’s architect and designer Antonio Scarponi’s cleverly conceived and designed instruction … Read More...

Farm School NYC Seeds Local Urban Food System

January 29, 2013

Next generation of urban farmers and food justice leaders.

Within New York City’s approximately 305 square mile radius and amid its vast stretches of concrete and high rises, there is a school without borders whose mission is to cultivate modern-day Read More...

Williams-Sonoma Introduces Seed-to-Table Collection

March 28, 2012

It’s no surprise that Williams-Sonoma, one of the country’s foremost retailers of cooking equipment, would now venture outside the kitchen into the garden. With the launch on April 5 of their new seed-to-table concept, Agrarian, the brand will become … Read More...

An Urban Micro Farm Delivered to Your Door

November 30, 2010

It’s like a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) that delivers but, instead of just delivering the produce, it delivers the farm. Home Grow Micro Farms, a new service in the greater Los Angeles area, delivers pre-planted, high-productivity, low-maintenance organic vegetable … Read More...

Green Development Does Dallas

May 19, 2010

Scheduled to break ground in early 2011, Forwarding Dallas, the product of a collaboration between Portuguese-based architectural firms Atelier Data and Moov, will run “off the grid,” acting as a working model of sustainability for cities around the globe.Read More...

Best Cities for Urban Gardening? You Decide.

March 6, 2010

Seattle urban garden, photo: The Daily Green

According to the Huffington Post, Seattle is one of the best cities for urban community gardens. Because of their P-Patch Program, there are 68 gardens scattered throughout the city and plans for … Read More...

Valentine’s Day: Love Me Tender, Love Me Green

February 10, 2010

No, they are not edible, they are plantable!

Seeking an alternative to the flowers, boxes of chocolates, and other symbols of love and affection traditionally offered on Valentine’s Day? How about these Garden Bon Bons?  For novice and expert gardener … Read More...

It Takes A Village to Farm a Rooftop

January 10, 2010


In a village outside of Hyderabad, South India, Nagamani and Swathi, sisters attending Women’s Education Project’s Ushassu program, climb to their flat roof to collect vegetables for the families’ dinner.

Picking tomatoes and beans, they discuss how this small garden, … Read More...

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