With food in short supply, Venezuela Venezuela have been asked to start their own urban gardens. Can Venezuela urban gardens really feed a hungry nation?
I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I had no idea what made ‘heirloom’ seeds special (I just thought they were fancy tomatoes). It turns out, most of the commercially available seeds sold at big box hardware and grocery stores are infertile. They’re designed to be infertile so that you – budding farmer that you are – won’t be able to breed your own seeds and grow your own farm. That’s where heirloom seeds come in!
Are squirrels and other rodents destroying your urban garden? Let’s talk about solutions, fellow gardenistas!
Building Soils Naturally by Phil Nauta is an extensive (and scientific!) look at the importance of soil sustainability in organic gardening. While it may not be the most budget-friendly answer to dirt 101, but Building Soils offers an expanse of how-to knowledge to very literally lay the groundwork for any greens to grow, without asking one to buy out a Lowe’s.
This post is my second of three entries for the World Environment Day blog competition. I am now a top ten finalist — every vote counts towards the grand prize of becoming the correspondent for WED2012 in Brazil!
Make sure to vote on the official site (the only place voting counts). Thanks to Eat Drink Better and Important Meda for the support!
Atlanta’s Wheat Street Gardens is more than just an ordinary community garden. It’s a four acre urban farm.
Community rules about growing food getting you down? Urban Artichoke has you covered with tips for covert urban gardening.
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.