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…

Grow, Prep, and Serve at This Hydroponic Kitchen Island

June 19, 2012

Compact urban spaces and the limited light and cold temperatures of New York City winters present challenges to those wishing to grow their own food. Urban dwellers seeking pieces combining style and function for indoor growing have even fewer choices. In … Read More…

Vertical Farming on Rise for Urban Food Supply

July 9, 2010


Valcent Product’s VertiCrop system of hanging gardens

By 2050 more than 80% of the world’s population is expected to be living in urban areas. How will we feed them? Vertical farming offers a highly effective, sustainable, and cost-efficient solution. On a … Read More…

A Carton of Gardens for Urban Patios Everywhere

May 10, 2010

So you want to grow your own veggies but don’t have a garden, no problem! Garden in the Koop’s Patio Garden brings the garden to you in an egg carton filled with something for your patio, your deck or even … Read More…

NYC Urban Garden Event Today

April 25, 2010

Today, April 25, from 10 am to 4 pm, New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and the NYC Parks Department, along with presenting sponsor Organic Gardening magazine, invite New Yorkers to this annual, FREE outdoor festival that promotes community gardening, tree … Read More…

Easy Thinking Beyond the Garden Frame

April 15, 2010

FIGO is a great new flexible garden frame connector whose use extends beyond plant frames: it’s great for constructing makeshift tents, sculptures, windbreaks, pet enclosures, geodesic domes – use your imagination!

FIGO allows you the freedom to build your own garden … 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…

Feeding the Soul of Urban Art and Community Projects

March 1, 2010


Brooklyn Grange believes roofs are ideal urban farm sites with potential to feed, employ, educate and unite communities

Take a group of local food enthusiasts, mix in some serious fundraising, add over 45 pounds of donated pork from Brooklyn-based Heritage 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 alike, … Read More…

Slip Something Over on Your Balcony

January 3, 2010

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This clever container system by az&mut is named  the Pot Cavalier or Cavalier Pot, not because it’s arrogant, offhand, or unceremonious, but because it’s mounted over your balcony railing much like soldiers mounted their horses and is derived from the same Read More…

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