Now that fall is here the results of my summer heirloom bean project are in: a total yield of almost four pounds of beautiful dry beans of several types. In all I grew seven runner beans and five varieties of “common” beans in my suburban garden. Why the excitement? I think it’s fantastic to be able to grow a healthy, delicious, protein source in my own back and front yards. Besides that, I love the versatility of bean dishes, and the varieties are endless if you search beyond the grocery store. You can grow your own and enjoy cooking them all winter.
Atlanta’s Wheat Street Gardens is more than just an ordinary community garden. It’s a four acre urban farm.
As the global population increases, so does the number of mouths to feed. The good news is that in addition to providing food, innovations in sustainable agriculture can provide a solution to many of the challenges that a growing population presents. Agriculture is emerging as a solution to mitigating climate change, reducing public health problems and costs, making cities more livable, and creating jobs in a stagnant global economy.
Kareny Hatch, creator of the film “Plant This Movie,” talks about the importance of urban agriculture to our food future.
The video on the next page does a great job presenting core food problems we are facing today but goes far beyond the problems and offers some great solutions to them. The filmmaker, Karney Hatch, is look to get $7,500 donated by Saturday, July 16 on Kickstarter to make a documentary on these problems and solutions.
San Francisco just passed some strong legislation officially allowing urban gardeners to not only grow their own food but sell or donate it as well.
A truly green diva show without any green dudes for this one – a little less chaos in the studio! A warm report from our GD Correspondent Khat O’Brien in the Pittsfield, MA as she talked about getting geared up for her guerilla urban gardening adventures for spring. Then, an informative and inspiring interview with Woody Tasch, founder of Slow Money and author of the book, Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms and Fertility Mattered.
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Urban gardens are a great way to grow local and organic food; however, recent research highlights that some urban gardens may be contaminated with lead.
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Using a nifty technique called sub-irrigation, the folks over at Inside Urban Green have been growing all sorts of things, including two tomato plants that yield a half-pint a day, [ … ]
A tough row to hoe. The old saying came to my mind immediately as I watched a woman working hard soil with hand tools. Each turn of the shovel was [ … ]