Monthly Archives: December 2012

BrightFarms to Build Largest Rooftop Garden

New York City has been home to rooftop and urban gardens for a long time; and now BrightFarms has ambitious plans to build the world’s largest rooftop garden above a warehouse in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The garden will be a … Continue reading

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5 Easy DIY Gifts for Gardeners

The holiday season is in full swing, and for many of us, that means thinking about gifts for friends and family members. Gifts that are handmade show your loved ones that you’re giving from the heart. They’re personal and unique—and … Continue reading

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The Many Uses of Thyme

Thyme, or Thymus, has hundreds of species both wild and cultivated, according to the Cloisters Museum & Gardens. Its uses throughout history are numerous and varied, though most sources agree that the plant has heating and drying properties, and is … Continue reading

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A Guide to Seed Bombs and Guerilla Gardening

Seed bombing, or aerial reforestation, has been around for a long time. Originally, the idea of seed bombing came to be in the 1930s as a way to reforest inaccessible mountains in Honolulu that had been burned by forest fires. … Continue reading

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Homemade Greenhouses

Winter is definitely on its way and that leaves us wondering what to do with our beloved plants that we don’t have room for inside. A good frost can kill even the healthiest of plants if they aren’t meant to … Continue reading

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One of NYCHA’s True Green Gardeners

By Devon Johnson, Contributing Writer This morning as I looked out my window and saw several fallen trees I was inspired to write about gardening in NYCHA. I woke up, turned on my computer, looked at the Google search query … Continue reading

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New Contributing Writer- Devon Johnson

Hello Blogging world and online readers, my name is Devon Johnson.  Born and raised in Brooklyn NY, I’m a 31 year old inspiring blogger and social media guy, currently a  seasonal employee with New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). My Department is Resident … Continue reading

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Winter Garden Lights

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, preparations for winter and the rest of the holiday season are in full throttle. Many gardens might not be winter gardens, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still be beautiful. Adding a little magic to … Continue reading

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Three Winter Garden Pests

Spring, summer, and fall gardens might be ideal for more growth, but winter gardens are nice for the simple fact that there are only three main pests to worry about. Slugs, aphids, and imported cabbageworm can cause some trouble, but … Continue reading

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