Monthly Archives: July 2013

Putting Those Seasonal Veggies To Use: Corn and Tomato Salad Recipe

Summer’s bounty provides no shortage of delicious and seasonal fruits and vegetables, readily available at your local farmers’ market or right in your backyard if you like to grow your own food. And whether you are a culinary genius or … Continue reading

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The Union Square Greenmarket is One of New York City’s Treasures

All across the country, farmers’ markets are becoming a staple in many cities. These open-air markets are full of vibrant and delicious farm offerings unlike any other produce found in the city, as well as handmade goods, artisanal products, and … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Garden Party

Your summertime calendar is probably brimming with engagements with friends and family. Backyard cookouts, dinner parties, beach gatherings – all of these celebratory get-togethers are what make summer such a special season. Have you ever considered marrying your love of … Continue reading

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Native Flower Arrangement Tips from a Seasoned Foraging Florist

Emily Thompson of Emily Thompson Flowers in Brooklyn, New York is an artist, and a forager. Inspired by the stunning aesthetics of Vermont’s countryside where she grew up, Thompson’s flower shop provides custom designs for any occasion using the freshest … Continue reading

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Raising Chickens in the Big City Can be Done, at a Cost

Are you a city dweller who finds yourself yearning for farm fresh eggs? Apparently many New Yorkers are, as indicated by the rise in popularity of urban farmers taking their farms one step further with the addition of chicken coops. … Continue reading

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The Best Plants for Your Urban Garden

In a recent article by gardener and city-dweller Justine Hand, she narrates her memories of summertime in the city, and how the rough urban conditions (think pollution and extreme heat), would take a serious toll on her outdoor plants. She … Continue reading

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A Whimsical New Play Space for Children…Right in Your Backyard

If you’re the kind of gardener who finds inspiration, tranquility, and true happiness in the garden sanctuary you’ve created at home, then you’re probably not too fond of those clunky, generic, plastic child’s playhouses. You want your kids to be … Continue reading

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The Book That Will Inspire Your Own Cocktail Garden

Bestselling author Amy Stewart is at it again. The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create The World’s Great Drinks, is her greatly anticipated sixth book, and another New York Times Bestseller. The book combines Stewart’s lifelong interests in both botany … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal with GMOs?

GMOs have been making headlines over the last few years, stirring raucous debates between politicians, corporate agriculture producers, and food activists, and intriguing American consumers like you and me. Indeed, they’ve gained immense attention, but what exactly are they and … Continue reading

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