Category Archives: Urban Farming

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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The Importance of Urban Farming

Food production is an important part of our existence as humans, but the traditional definition of farming conjures up images of rolling wheat fields and large fields of fruit trees. As the population of the world grows and cities occupy … Continue reading

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Backyard Chickens Still On Arlington Council’s Mind

Urban agriculture is a growing phenomenon throughout the country. This goes beyond simply having a little vegetable garden, which was long a staple of suburban homes, and instead consists of applying some actual agricultural know-how to urban plots. Urban agriculture … Continue reading

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Backyards Chickens: Easier Than You’d Think

As people are learning more and more about where food comes from, there has been a greater focus on the wellbeing of the animals that produce our food. It has become increasingly popular for people to raise their own chickens. … 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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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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Must-Have Tools for the Urban Gardener

If your home or apartment is anything like mine, you may often find yourself struggling to find additional storage for those items you just can’t bear to give up. I barely have enough space to garden, let alone store gardening … Continue reading

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Summertime Book Suggestions for Gardeners

Summer is the perfect time to find pleasure in lazy days, to get out of the city and back to nature, and to slow down. What better way to escape the city’s hustle and bustle (and heat) by heading to … Continue reading

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Throwback Post: June is Ripe with In-Season Fruits and Veggies

Around this time last year I wrote a blog entry about the best fruits and vegetables to find locally at your farmer’s market during the summer months. Now that summer is officially here, what better time for a refresher on … Continue reading

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