Category Archives: Gardening news

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

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Space Farming: The Ultimate in Urban Farming

If you thought urban farming was a challenge, imagine the idea of space farming. The idea of sending a manned mission to Mars is increasingly realistic, so much so that NASA thinks they can make it happen within the next … Continue reading

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East 25th Street in Flatbush Spreads the Garden Love

If you walk down East 25th Street, between Clarendon Road and Avenue D in Brooklyn, the first thing you’ll notice is that the streets are lined with a lush array of flowers, shrubs, and gardens. In August 2016, the block … Continue reading

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July Was Hot, But Things Are Going to Get Hotter

Everybody noticed how hot July was. According to NASA, it was the hottest July ever recorded, going back as far as we’ve been recording temperatures and other weather data (about 200 years or so). Not only that, but this year … Continue reading

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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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Gardening Helps Fight Alzheimer’s

This month, we have some good news for you about the power of gardening. A new study indicates that physical activities like gardening, dancing, or horseback riding could reduce Alzheimer’s risk by about 50 percent. This is great news for … Continue reading

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Plants to Purify Your Home

You want your home to be a fulfilling, restful place. Some smartly-chosen greenery can not only provide a good feeling of relaxation but actually contribute to the health of your home through air purification. But which plants to choose? Here … Continue reading

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Gardening for Small Spaces

If you live in an apartment, and especially in an apartment in a big city like New York, there just isn’t always space for gardening. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do any gardening or growing! There are plenty of … Continue reading

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How to DIY Your Own Holiday Wreath

Holiday wreaths are such lovely, seasonal decorations to behold this time of year. Some historians have traced the origins of wreaths back to ancient Greece and Rome, from which different incarnations of wreaths have roots in Christianity, organized athletics, and … Continue reading

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Don’t Leave the Farmers Market Without these Fruits and Veggies

During the summertime, it never feels like a chore to eat the best in-season fruits and veggies. From berries to stone fruits, to delicious herbs and corn, there is absolutely no shortage of produce at the farmers market right now. … Continue reading

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