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November in the Garden: What to Plant and Grow

Most people think that spring and summer are the only times to plant new seeds and grow fresh vegetables, but there are plenty of species who thrive in the winter, too! Lots of plants and vegetables are hardy enough to … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Reasons to Bring the Outdoors In at Home

One of my aunts – an avid animal rescuer, gardener, and entertainer – has always been good at offering heaps of sage advice. Some of it doesn’t always apply to my life, but one tip that has always stuck with … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Garden Party

Your summertime calendar is probably brimming with engagements with friends and family. Backyard cookouts, dinner parties, beach gatherings – all of these celebratory get-togethers are what make summer such a special season. Have you ever considered marrying your love of … Continue reading

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Closed Terrariums for Winter Gardening

If you’re experiencing some winter blues from lack of garden contact, consider this: why not garden in a bottle? Strange though it may sound, closed terrariums can be a fun winter challenge—plus, who doesn’t like a tiny garden? You can … Continue reading

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7 Location Ideas for Apartment and Urban Gardening

By Devon Johnson, Contributing Writer Devon Johnson is a new contributing writer for Urban Gardens NYC.  Devon grew up in Brooklyn in NYCHA’s Marcy Development, and is one of our New York based writers. Read his introductory post here. Hey guys … Continue reading

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Principal Terri Rutyer’s Green Initative

By T-Boye Doe, Contributing Writer T-Boye Doe is a new contributing writer for Community Arts NYC. T-Boye Doe is a thirty-something year old independent film-maker from Brooklyn, New York, and is one of our New York based writers. Check out his … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Veggies to Plant Next Year

As we roll into another Thanksgiving season, some of us will be pulling in our haul from the garden and our cellars to make a homegrown, organic dinner; but most of us will make a very long, laborious trip to … Continue reading

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GreenNYCHA and NYCHA Journal Spotlight Their Resident Gardeners

A couple months ago, I wrote a post recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the New York City Housing Authority’s Garden and Greening Program. Ever since then, I’ve been a regular visitor to the NYCHA website, and I make sure to … Continue reading

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School Gardens in New York City: Grow to Learn NYC

My favorite thing about writing this blog is how much closer my relationship with New York City feels with each article. It’s such a massive area, both in terms of geography and population density, and it can be hard to … Continue reading

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From vacant lot to neighborhood nexus

Do you have a vacant lot in your neighborhood? Have you said to yourself, “What a shame….there must be some way to put this space to use”? Maybe you’ve coincidentally also longed for a clear patch of earth to plant … Continue reading

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