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.
If you’ve been wanting to garden in raised beds because of poor soil quality or for weed control, hugelkultur might just be the thing!
Do you live in a city but want to grow your own food? We’ve rounded up urban gardening tips and ideas to help you make the most of your space!
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.
Are squirrels and other rodents destroying your urban garden? Let’s talk about solutions, fellow gardenistas!
I ran across some gorgeous photos and the fascinating history of a community garden in the Bronx and thought that you guys would enjoy them, too!
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.
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…
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.
I am all about growing your own food and supporting local business, so when a friend shared some awesome gift ideas from Farmer D’s, I knew I had to pass them along to you guys.
Farmer D Organics is a local business here in the Atlanta area. Of course, I know that a lot of you guys aren’t from Atlanta, but I think this list of gardening gifts represents some cool gift ideas for the gardener in your life. Is there a local gardening center in your area? I bet that they carry a lot of these urban gardening gifts, too!
Community rules about growing food getting you down? Urban Artichoke has you covered with tips for covert urban gardening.
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.