Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Sky’s The Limit: Urban Farmers Take to the Roof

A few months back we wrote about Whole Foods’ large-scale urban farm, and it seems as though since then the trend in urban farming has continued to flourish. Roof farms are something that many an urbanite with a green thumb … Continue reading

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New York City’s Green Guerrillas

Pop-up arts installations and “guerilla” art tactics have been transforming public spaces for decades. “Yarn bombing” is an example of this: it’s a popular trend in which colorful, knitted pieces are placed on monuments, trees, or other structures as a … Continue reading

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Where Do Urbanites Shop for Fresh Produce?

Those who live in the city know that it isn’t always easy to access the freshest produce. Happily, over the last decade there have been more and more efforts made to increase urbanites’ access to fresh, locally-sourced food, that you … Continue reading

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Mum’s the Word

When I was growing up, my mother’s favorite season for gardening and working on home improvement projects was autumn. At the first sign of leaves falling she’d come home from the market with corn stalks to line our front door … Continue reading

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Fire Cider, to Ward Off Colds This Season

If you like creating cold remedies right at home with ingredients from your garden or pantry, you’ll enjoy this recipe for “Fire Cider.” Adapted from a recipe created by herbal remedy pioneer Rosemary Gladstar, this concoction is sure to scare … Continue reading

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Tips to Keep Produce Fresher, Longer

Nobody likes throwing away expired produce. You hang your head shamefully as you place those soft, mold-speckled apricots in the compost or disposal – but don’t be too hard on yourself, we’ve all done it. It’s especially easy to do … Continue reading

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Kale, the Green That’s Got Everyone Smitten

Kale is, as many would gush, a “superfood,” and one that also happens to taste delicious in a variety of preparations. We all know how quickly food fads come and go, but it seems as though the current veggie trend … Continue reading

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Those End of Summer Blue(bell)s

“But now in September the garden has cooled, and with it my possessiveness.  The sun warms my back instead of beating on my head …The harvest has dwindled, and I have grown apart from the intense midsummer relationship that brought … Continue reading

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