Monthly Archives: May 2012

Urban Farms Found in NYC

Here at Urban Gardens NYC, we’ve already written about a couple of New York City’s urban Farms, including the Brooklyn Grange. However, this seemed like a good opportunity to take stock of the farming landscape around the city. In some … Continue reading

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Urban Farming in the American Zeitgeist

NPR’s May 18th Talk of the Nation segment focuses on urban agriculture, and offers an interview with the founder of Philadelphia’s Greensgrow Farm. While not as old as Queens County Farm, Greensgrow is still historically significant because it was created … Continue reading

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Farm land in New York City – no kidding!

History and urban agriculture come together at the Queens County Farm Museum, and it’s incredible and inspiring. Spanning 47 acres, this magnificently preserved working farm is the biggest undisturbed agricultural area in New York City, and it has been operating … Continue reading

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Fire escape gardens decorate (and feed) NYC

I’ve become fascinated by the fire escape gardens in NYC, and decided to do some research on the popular guerruilla gardening technique. These tiny jungles outside the windows of city dwellers are really nothing new – they’ve existed as long … Continue reading

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NYCHA Resident Green Committees (RGCs) fight for a greener NYC

Urban gardens need evangelists, enthusiastic advocates who not only get others excited about the possibility of gardening in the city, but are willing to do the hard work associated with coaxing plants from concrete. Residents living in New York City … Continue reading

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GreenNYCHA and Mr. Peanut bring another urban garden to Manhattan’s Lower East Side

Urban gardens are garnering big time support not only from individual residents, but from major public and private organizations. In October, Planters brought its “Naturally Remarkable” program to New York City in a partnership with the New York City Housing … Continue reading

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