Monthly Archives: August 2016

Is “Vertical Farming” the Next Big Urban Innovation?

It’s already a thing in Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and the Midwest, but will it catch on in America’s cities? Vertical farming, the art of growing crops on the sides of roofs or buildings, or even inside buildings in large cities, … Continue reading

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Five Less Obvious Benefits of Shopping at Farmers’ Markets

There are lots of great reasons for buying food at a farmers’ market, first and foremost of which is that you’re going to get local, seasonal food picked at the peak of freshness. That adds up to great taste and … Continue reading

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Easy Tips for Slow-Cooker Meals

There’s nothing like coming home from your garden patch with lots of potatoes, carrots, broccoli and other veggies. But what do you do with them? Sure, there’s the standard baking or boiling, but in the summer heat, maybe you don’t … Continue reading

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Want Low-Maintenance Plants for Your Balcony Garden? Try Herbs!

Being an urban gardener can be a challenge. It’s hard to find space to plant unless you’re fortunate enough to live in a city with public gardens in which you can rent a lot. Not only that, but the idea … Continue reading

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