Category Archives: Rooftop Gardens

How to Start Your Plants From Seed

Sure, you can go to your local greenhouse or farmers’ market and buy seedlings to plant in your container garden. But your choices are going to be limited to what those greenhouses and farmers think will sell the best. If … Continue reading

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6 Tips for Creating Fabulous Container Gardens

Container gardening is a great way to get fresh food in a small amount of space. You can grow an almost endless array of veggies from salad greens to tomatoes to—believe it or not—some varieties of corn. Here are some … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Preparing Your Garden for Winter

As much as we hate to admit it, fall is here and winter is right on its heels. It’s time to get your garden ready for next year by doing a few things before the snow flies. Clean up your … Continue reading

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Move It to the Roof!

If you live in a small space or an apartment, chances are you just don’t have that much space to work with for gardening. You can put pots around the house or in the windows, hang herbs from the ceiling, … 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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Urban Sproule Takes Salt Farming to the Roof

Sarah Sproule never set out to revolutionize the way that salt is created and enjoyed, but her new rooftop farm and retailer Urban Sproule is beginning to do just that. “What started as a fun experiment making local sea salt … Continue reading

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Was 2013 a Bad Year for Community Gardens?

Gothamist contributor Christopher Robbins recently asserted how “2013 was not kind to community gardens.” This claim was preceded by a story about how bulldozers ravaged and decimated the informally run but beloved Coney Island community garden earlier this month. For … Continue reading

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Four Fantastic NYC Farmer’s Markets

Many folks think that it’s hard to find fresh produce in an urban setting, but now more than ever there are lots of ways to indulge in a farm-to-table, “locavore” lifestyle. Here’s a look at a handful of fantastic farmer’s … Continue reading

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