Monthly Archives: January 2017

USDA Funds Make Shipping Containers into Flourishing Urban Gardens

Did you know that every year, the US Department of Agriculture sends millions of dollars to rural farmers? It’s not just the countryside that’s benefitting from this funding these days, though. Increasingly, the USDA offers financial assistance to urban farming … Continue reading

Posted in Community Gardens, gardening, Gardening news | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

5 Reasons to Grow Fruits and Vegetables In the City

Whether you’re growing produce on your balcony or rooftop garden, or in your own patch of a community garden, there are plenty of great reasons why it’s awesome to grow your own. Here are just a few of them. They … Continue reading

Posted in Community Gardens, gardening, Rooftop Gardens, School Gardens | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Gardens on the Roof: The Spread of Urban Gardening

In the last 10 or 15 years, there’s been a definite increase in the number of active urban gardens in the United States. Whether on a city rooftop or a vacant plot of land, urban gardens do more than just make … Continue reading

Posted in Rooftop Gardens, Urban Farming | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Urban Clovers are Evolving in a Surprising Way

Urbanization has long driven change in human societies, but it also has an impact on plants and animals too, and not just in taking away land for their use. Other organisms that live in cities have been evolving way to … Continue reading

Posted in Community Gardens, Public Places | Tagged , , | Leave a comment