Farming Freedom and Hope After Katrina

August 30, 2009

Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton

Four years after Hurricane Katrina, there are approximately 700,000 vacant lots in New Orleans. Enter groups like The New Orleans Farm and Food Network who help residents transform neighborhood abandoned or underused green space into urban … Read More...

Compost Your Picnic in Public Urban Compost Bin

August 28, 2009


Envi, the green brainchild of young French designer, Julien Bergignat, is an urban public compost bin.




You toss in your biodegradable waste and, using bio-reactive substances based on photo catalysis to accelerate the degradation process of waste, the Envi … Read More...

National Community Gardening Week Starts Today

August 23, 2009


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...

Is your city participating in the National Community Gardening Week August 23-29?

August 15, 2009


Community and urban gardens are an important component of making sustainable communities. The National Community Gardening Week is an opportunity for your local government to show support by publicly promoting community gardens August 23 – 29.

According to the Department

Top 10 Vegetables for the Urban Garden

August 14, 2009


With the gardening season in full-swing, many urban gardeners are beginning to plan next year’s garden. With the national economic recession still lingering, many urbanites are in their first year of gardening, or planning their first garden for next year.  … Read More...

Tool Locates New York City Area Locally Grown Food

August 13, 2009


When are the best times of the year to buy locally grown produce in the New York City region?


A turn of the wheel on this helpful tool by Chew On This reveals the peak season and availability. The reverse … Read More...

Gardening in Small Spaces With 99¢ iPhone App

August 3, 2009


Attention novices and green thumbs: you don’t need a huge yard to have a fabulous garden. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or just getting your hands dirty for the first time, this easy-to-follow video application is the perfect inspiration … Read More...

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