How to Build Indoor Hydroponic Gardens Using IKEA Storage Boxes

June 1, 2013

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Hey apartment and small space dwellers, here’s an easy DIY compact hydroponic indoor farm system you can make with repurposed off-the-shelf IKEA storage boxes.

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ELIOOO is not a product, it’s architect and designer Antonio Scarponi’s cleverly conceived and designed instruction manual that teaches any … Read More…

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…

Roll Out Your Garden

February 2, 2010

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CJ Chapman’s Roll-out Vegetable Seed Mat

Thinking of rolling out a flower or vegetable garden this spring?  Consider a prefabricated seed mat such as the Instant Garden Seed-in-a-Blanket by Creative Garden Concepts, a seed germination medium comprised of two … Read More…

I’ll Trade You a Zucchini for That Kholrabi

January 30, 2010

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Maybe you live in a space that can’t accommodate a vegetable garden, or you don’t have the time to cultivate one.  Perhaps you weren’t blessed with a green thumb, or you were but grow much more than you can eat.Read More…

Vegetable Garden Planning Advice in a Click

November 26, 2009

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It may not be a substitute for a talented landscape or garden designer, but the GrowVeg online interactive garden planning tool offers lots of practical advice for planting your vegetable garden:

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Quickly produce garden plans, add plants and … Read More…

Instant Garden Anywhere: Just Add Water

November 23, 2009

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Eleanor’s Garden, inspired by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s 1943 White House Victory Garden, is a complete, compact, portable garden in a kit delivered to your door. Set up and planted in less than an hour, the kit contains a … Read More…

Reap What You Sow With This iPhone App

October 14, 2009

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Americans are getting back to agrarian basics as they did during the Great Recession. How to make the most out of little? As Michelle Obama recommends–grow your own garden! ? And that?’s exactly what more and more Americans across … Read More…

Sowing Seed: Remember the “S” Words

September 22, 2009

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When planting a vegetable garden, here are five important “s” elements you’ll want to consider:

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Fruiting vegetables (e.g., beans, tomatoes, peppers, squash, eggplant, cucumbers, etc.) need at least 6 hours of direct sun a day. All others can make … Read More…

Urban Green Spaces Cultivate Productive Kids

September 10, 2009

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Kalib Lee harvesting vegetables from the garden on 55th Street between Haverford Avenue and Line Street on Thursday. He and other Veggie Kids offer their produce to neighbors in West Philadelphia’s Haddington section for $1 a bag. Photo by Bonnie
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Veggie Patch Brings Urban Agriculture Home

September 7, 2009

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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 Read More…

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