National Community Gardening Week Starts Today

August 23, 2009

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On August 6, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack encouraged Americans to connect with the land, the food it grows and their local communities by proclaiming August 23-29, National Community Gardening Week.

A community garden is an opportunity to educate everyone about … Read More…

UK Artists Grow Eco-Conscious Community Involvement

July 19, 2009

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Artist, Lisa Cheung, with one of her mobile allotment planting stations

A collective of UK artists and curators is maintaining the cutting-edge of environmental awareness and having fun in the process. 

They are members of Avant-Gardening, an arts and environment … 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…

Urban Gardens Aboard a Floating Habitat and Gallery

July 3, 2009

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The Waterpod, a floating eco-habitat and interactive exhibition gallery, will study self-sufficient, water-based living while demonstrating future pathways for nomadic, mobile shelters and water-based communities, both docked and roaming.  For the next five months, four artists will rotate living on Read More…

Guide to the Best Green and Garden iPhone Apps

June 29, 2009

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Photo courtesy of  Ohanaware.

iPhone apps are sprouting up like…weeds. Here’s a helpful guide to some of the best apps out there. In an earlier post, I wrote about iPhorest, the app that allows you to plant a real … Read More…

The Future’s Looking Up on a Rooftop Farm

June 12, 2009

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Cross-posted from Not Eating in New York

Rooftop Farm for the Future: A rustic scarecrow looms before the skyline of Manhattan’s midtown skyscrapers. Under its watch lie more than 30 varieties of vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs on a rooftop … Read More…

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