Chicago’s New Plant Conservation Center Showcases Green Design

September 10, 2009


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 …

Veggie Patch Brings Urban Agriculture Home

September 7, 2009


The winner of the 2008–2009 INDEX: AIGA Aspen Design Challenge, “Designing Water’s Future,” is Joanna Szczepanska from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, selected for her urban gardening design, VeggiePatch.  The Aspen Design Challenge is a biennial call to students Read More...

National Community Gardening Week Starts Today

August 23, 2009


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...

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

August 15, 2009


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

Window Farms: Getting the Hang of Urban Farming in Your Own Apartment

July 29, 2009


Urban gardeners can join a new network of green-minded city dwellers experimenting in the creation of vertical, hydroponic, modular, low-energy, high-yield, edible window gardens right in their own apartments.

Window Farms, the community-based, crowdsourced environmental design project of Britta Read More...

Rooted in Community Conference Celebrates Food Justice Movement

July 27, 2009


St. Mary’s Lots to Gardens, a Lewiston, Maine organization that uses sustainable urban agriculture to create access to fresh food, will co-host the 11th Annual Rooted in Community National Summer Conference with other food justice organizations, Cultivating Community in Read More...

How Does Your Garden Friendship Grow?

July 7, 2009


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 … Read More...

The Full (Green) Cleveland

July 6, 2009


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 … Read More...

The Future’s Looking Up on a Rooftop Farm

June 12, 2009


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...

Growing Sustainable Food and Youth Leaders in Boston

May 6, 2009


Rutabega, carrots, and lettuce are sprouting from the freshly tilled soil of several urban lots in Boston.  Since 1991, the goal of the Food Project has been to build a national model of engaging young people in personal and social … Read More...

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