Take a Riverfront Seat at DC’s Yards Park

July 31, 2015


On a former wharf and industrial site along the Anacostia River in Washington, DC, the 5.5 acre waterfront Yards Park is the new centerpiece of the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood just south of Capitol Hill.



Replete with a riverfront boardwalk, public …

10 Mobile Gardens to Grow On the Go

April 27, 2015

tricycle-house-and-tricycle-garden1 While not exactly nomadic, urban dwellers are known to be constantly on the go. It’s no surprise then that many urban gardens are designed to follow suit. With the roots to grow and the wings to fly, mobile gardens are … Read More...

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...

Three Orchids You Can Grow In Your Garden

April 18, 2014

Bletilla striata Takashi HososhimaBletilla striata. One of the many terrestrial orchids you can grow in your garden. Photo by Takashi Hososhima.

Beautiful. Ephemeral. Elusive. Fickle. Tantalizing. These are some of the words that come to mind when I think of orchids. Long … Read More...

The High Line: Manhattan’s Elevated Garden Park

April 7, 2014

High Line CU Mixed Border Steven Severinghaus A perennial combination along the walking path of the High Line. Photo by Steven Severinghaus.

Unlike Central Park or Prospect Park, the High Line has no swaths of grass, no baseball fields, no pond. In contrast to most urban parks, Read More...

Japanese Commuters Tending Train Station Rooftop Gardens

March 27, 2014

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Photo from FastCoExist

Oh how dreadful that morning commute can be. Even with the help of podcasts, books, game apps, 16 gigs of music– it can still be a soul draining bore. Good news! Japan may have come up with Read More...

LandEscaping: Taking Refuge in the City on a Rooftop Garden Oasis

February 23, 2014


style-in-sky-rooftop-garden-oasis-Norman-McGrath Photo by Norman McGrath from Rooftop Gardens: The Terraces, Conservatories, and Balconies of New York, Denise LeFrak Calicchio

The serenade of the city is hard to ignore, not to mention how it can affect our stress levels. With people bustling, Read More...

Best of 2013: Urban Gardens Top 10 Favorite Posts

December 29, 2013


Urban Gardens readers and followers have spoken.  In 2013, vertical gardens continued to reign in popularity, as did outdoor and indoor edible gardens, some of which were climbing the walls.

You loved concrete as much as I did, and the … Read More...

An Edible Roundup: Where We’ve Been Eating Lately

August 16, 2013


Lately we’ve featured a few can’t-miss culinary ventures, including tasty fried flowers prepared by a foraging chef, and an idyllic restaurant famed for its onsite laboratory and farm. Here’s a quick look back at the edible innovations we’ve been exploring, Read More...

Global Garden, Global Kitchen Crowdfunding to Grow Food and Community Pride

August 5, 2013


Tottenham, a multi-cultural community of north London, will soon experience a growth spurt when it becomes home to the Global Garden, Global Kitchen, a community food hub where produce will be grown, prepared and distributed to locals by Read More...

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