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…

Urban Beehive for Design Loving Beekeepers

December 1, 2011

Last spring, New York City lifted its ban on urban beekeeping, joining other cities like Chicago and Paris in providing hives to rooftop bees and at the same time helping the planet. In response to the global decline of Read More…

Parisian Urban Oasis off the Beaten Path

April 19, 2010


Photo by Isabel Howard: Sign on door reads “Je suis dans le jardin” (“I’m in the garden”)

With its hidden gardens and artwork you won’t find in any museum, Paris’s Butte-aux-Cailles neighborhood isn’t on the usual tourist’s radar, and it’s Read More…

Stylish Urban Bee Digs Fit For a Queen

April 5, 2010

Now that New York City has lifted its ban on urban beekeeping, stylish New Yorkers eager to set up hives may want their new bee abodes stylistically on par with their own chic apartments.

Omlet, makers of designer chicken coopsRead More…

NYC Pollinator Week: Hidden Hives Tour Tonight!

June 25, 2009

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Three days after the sweet success of the Beekeeper’s Ball, in a continuing effort to legalize urban beekeeping in New York City, Just Food is sponsoring  a virtual Hidden Hives Tour tonight at Jimmy’s No. 43.  Explore the incredible … Read More…

Honey, I’m Home! High Hives for Urban Beekeepers

May 22, 2009

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Beekeeping is illegal in New York City where honeybees are considered “wild and ferocious animals.” Are urban beekeepers outlaws?  Those who comprise the anonymous group of urban beekeepers in the Big Apple would not be forced to keep their endeavors secret … Read More…

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