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…

Growing Free Food and Community in Front Yard Farms

January 15, 2013

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What began as a single Austin, Texas front yard garden, in less than three months became a whole block, then within a year spread to over 40 cities around the world.

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The Food is Free Project, as the name implies, is … Read More…

Urban Vertical Farm and Pick-it-Yourself Market

January 5, 2013

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When industrial designer Ben Green and grower Tyler Nevers saw a need for suppling urban food-loving folks with locally grown produce at reasonable prices, they devised a plan and successfully raised $25,000 on Kickstarter for a small scale urban “artisan” farm and Read More…

The Year’s 20 Best: Urban Gardens 2012 Roundup!

December 31, 2012

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As we round the corner from 2012 to 2013, I want to stop and thank all my readers, subscribers, and social media followers for visiting Urban Gardens since it’s launch in 2009, and for supporting my vision for blending together Read More…

Vision for Edible City Gaining Ground

February 3, 2010

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The soon to be released film, Edible City, tells the story of real people making real change right in their urban backyards. The film aims to provoke critical thought, further the dialogue surrounding food and our food system, and ultimately inspire 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 areas … Read More…

Great Last Minute Urban Gardener’s Holiday Gifts

December 18, 2009

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It’s the Holidaze, and you may have waited till the bitter end as I have. For your garden and green-loving friends and family who may be short on space, here are some cool last minute gifts that I love either Read More…

I’m All Packed and Ready to Grow

November 27, 2009

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Talk about having baggage. But this is the good kind–the bringing of your own personal and cultural gardening personality with you wherever you go.

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Gionatta Gatto, of the Design Academy Eindhoven Graduation Project, has unveiled Urban Buds, a design … Read More…

Flocks of Urbanites Raising Chickens Under Green Roofs

September 19, 2009

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You don’t have to ask why the chicken crossed the road to get to one of these sophisticated coops. It’s an idea that seems to be hatching all around us, an extension of the urban farming trend that has city dwellers’ … Read More…

Chicago’s New Plant Conservation Center Showcases Green Design

September 10, 2009

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With a bold goal to “Save the Plants, Save the Planet,” the Chicago Botanic Garden has scheduled the opening of the Plant Science Center for members on September 22, and for the general public on September 23.

“One-third of the … Read More…

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