Monthly Archives: October 2012

NYCHA Prepares and Prevents Accidents for Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane—now “Superstorm”—Sandy wreaked havoc on the east coast Monday when it hit New York City, New Jersey, and hundreds of other communities. Millions lost power, spent the night in the cold, and watched as Manhattan streets turned into a veritable … Continue reading

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Mother Nature Isn’t Always Nice

While we at Urban Gardens love Mother Nature and the bounty she can bring, we also recognize that she’s a powerful force that we don’t always have control over. If you haven’t heard, New York may have a hurricane coming … Continue reading

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Fall and Winter Produce

As we get older, it gets more and more painfully obvious that you just shouldn’t eat some produce at certain times of the year. Think of produce like all the different varieties of people. Most people have a favorite season … Continue reading

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Best NYC Farmers’ Markets

Farmers’ Markets are by far the best bet when you want to purchase (or sell) fresh, flavorful, in-season produce. Some are open all week long, all year long, and others are weekend-only or summer-only operations. Supporting local farmers’ markets doesn’t … Continue reading

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Space-Saving Tips for Urban Gardens

Want to have a garden but have very limited space? Never fear! Where there’s a will, there’s a way. While plants may love to take up a lot of space, they don’t necessarily have to in order to flourish and … Continue reading

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Top Ten Foods To Grow

The best kinds of gardens are gardens that give something back—like food. Growing your own fruits and veggies can be surprisingly easy and, when that first harvest comes around, incredibly satisfying. So, thinking about planting some produce of your own? … Continue reading

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Atefeh Riazi and NYCHA’s Digital Vans

NYCHA is using “Digital Vans” to promote sustainable technology for residents of public housing in the city. Atefah Riazi, who is NYCHA’s chief information officer and acting general manager, is promoting the project in an attempt to narrow the digital … Continue reading

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Inspiring Urban Gardening Blogs

Thinking about starting up your own urban garden? Or maybe you already have, but you’re looking for some inspiration? The popularity of urban gardening is on the rise, with more and more people becoming interested and dedicated to growing their … Continue reading

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The New York Flora Atlas

I just discovered the most fantastic website, and I wanted to share it with all of you! The New York Flora Atlas is a source of information for the distribution of plants within the state of New York! It provides … Continue reading

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The Krakovo Gardens

This post is by contributing writer Tamara Jare! Name:  Tamara Jare Blog: My Botanical Garden Guest Article:  The Krakovo Gardens This My Botanical Garden post is dedicated to all urban gardeners in New York City. When My Botanical Garden was … Continue reading

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