Browsing the "urban gardening" Tag

NY’s Floating Food Forest is Amazing

May 9th, 2016 | by Becky Striepe

Urban food forests may not be new, but in New York, the Swale floating food forest takes advantage of the city's waterways to get fresh food to even more neighborhoods


Meet Haylene Green the Garden Queen

February 18th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Haylene Green the Garden Queen is an Atlanta transplant who has cultivated an urban food forest in Atlanta's West End. Her story is magical


Urban Gardening: St. Louis Sweetens the Pot(ato)

May 15th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

On May 23rd, The Sweet Potato Project will be hosting a fundraiser to garner awareness and hopefully monetary donations to get the project off the ground. If kids can learn skills that keep them busy and have long-reaching effects, perhaps the betterment of urban areas nationwide is only a yam away


Take the Next Step: How to Grow From Seeds

March 5th, 2012 | by Patricia Larenas

There are lots of reasons for learning how to grow seeds, but my top reason is that I enjoy it: seeds are beautiful and mysterious and I love the process of nurturing them through their stages of growth. It’s magical to propagate your favorite seeds successfully for generations! Just give it a try


Green Economy: Sustainable Agriculture Includes All of Us

February 11th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

The current food production system is an extremely resource intensive one, where millions of animals are slaughtered to keep up the high demand of cheap meat. The industry is a slave to this demand, relying on traditional economies of scale and forgoing proper oversight. This results in meat contamination, manure runoff and inhumane slaughter, not to mention environmental destruction



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