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Urban Agriculture Saving Lives in Besieged Aleppo

The ongoing civil war in Syria has been devastating for the city of Aleppo, currently held by rebel forces and besieged by the government. After the September ceasefire fell apart, it has gotten progressively harder to feed the people of … Continue reading

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Tips for Gardening on the Prairie

The prairie: wide open, grassy spaces that aren’t just for Laura Ingalls Wilder! Over the past 150 years, prairie land was converted into homesteads, agricultural fields, highways, cities, and other usable land. It’s beautiful territory that’s now getting a much-needed … Continue reading

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Cool Gardening Tools for 2016

It’s not so much the “new year” anymore, but with spring just around the corner in North America, it’s almost time to break out those cool new gardening tools you got for the holidays! There are tons of new products … 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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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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Why You Should Plant Native

Because our greenhouse and growing technologies have become so advanced, it’s not unreasonable to plant growies biologically out of season or in an entirely different climate and have them do well. But even though you can plant just about anything … Continue reading

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From Winter Garden to Festive Feast

With the holidays coming up and family coming in, now is a great time to maximize your garden’s abilities. Making dishes from winter produce to put on the table this time year will help save you money at the grocery … Continue reading

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Creating Moss Art

While perusing pictures of guerilla gardening the other day, I stumbled across something that sparked my attention: moss art. Perhaps I’ve been living under a rock, but I had never heard of such a thing before, and it was intriguing. … Continue reading

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Ideas for Tiny Herb Gardens

While perusing Mother Nature Network (MNN) the other day, I came across a great article on herb gardens. Since many of us who live in urban areas don’t exactly have a lot of space to work with, it’s always a … Continue reading

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NYCHA Grows with its Gardeners

Are you an experienced gardener? Are you interested in learning how to become an urban gardener? Gardening doesn’t have to be hard, but it can be intimidating if you’ve never tried it before. Having someone to show you the ropes … Continue reading

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