93 Year Old Dumpster Diving Urban Gardener

May 30, 2011


93 year-old Robert Horton, Jr., on his downtown Greenwich, CT patio.

My 93 year-old father-in-law is a dumpster diver. During one of his recent expeditions into the trash at his neighboring elementary school, he found metal file cabinets whose perfectly … 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…

Cultivating Health and Prosperity With Urban Gardens

December 16, 2009

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Development in Gardening (DIG) is a non-profit organization on a mission to improve the health and well-being of HIV-positive and other at-risk individuals in developing nations such as Senegal, Nambia, Uganda, and the Dominican Republic. They facilitate change by teaching Read More…

National Community Gardening Week Starts Today

August 23, 2009

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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…

The Future’s Looking Up on a Rooftop Farm

June 12, 2009

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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…

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