Tag Archives: New York City

The Sky’s The Limit: Urban Farmers Take to the Roof

A few months back we wrote about Whole Foods’ large-scale urban farm, and it seems as though since then the trend in urban farming has continued to flourish. Roof farms are something that many an urbanite with a green thumb … Continue reading

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Three Good Reasons to Visit the Botanical Garden Before Summer’s End

The New York Botanical Garden, with its more than 250 acres and leading plant laboratories, is one of the most prominent gardens in the United States and abroad. The garden, located in the Bronx area of New York City attracts … Continue reading

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Sprout Home in Brooklyn

What a treat it is to spend an afternoon perusing one of your favorite flower shops, nurseries or community gardens. These places are havens for likeminded urban gardeners, and are designed to help transform your own space into a wondrous … Continue reading

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The Union Square Greenmarket is One of New York City’s Treasures

All across the country, farmers’ markets are becoming a staple in many cities. These open-air markets are full of vibrant and delicious farm offerings unlike any other produce found in the city, as well as handmade goods, artisanal products, and … Continue reading

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Raising Chickens in the Big City Can be Done, at a Cost

Are you a city dweller who finds yourself yearning for farm fresh eggs? Apparently many New Yorkers are, as indicated by the rise in popularity of urban farmers taking their farms one step further with the addition of chicken coops. … Continue reading

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It Takes a Whole City: How Urban Gardening Can Improve Your Neighborhood

New York City, with its rows of skyscrapers and miles of dense concrete and brick buildings, might seem like that last place where a culture of urban gardeners would thrive. Surprisingly, now more than ever the presence of urban agriculturalists … Continue reading

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Urban Farming in NYC Takes to the Roof, and Whole Foods Takes Notice

With notoriously tight living spaces tucked into buildings all around the city, it’s no wonder that New Yorkers have mastered the art of manipulating their tiny environments in order to maximize the amount of usable space. Closet-sized apartments that often … Continue reading

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BrightFarms to Build Largest Rooftop Garden

New York City has been home to rooftop and urban gardens for a long time; and now BrightFarms has ambitious plans to build the world’s largest rooftop garden above a warehouse in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The garden will be a … Continue reading

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West Side Community Garden: community done right

One of the benefits of a city garden is that it provides a respite from the hustle and bustle of the modern city.  With the surrounding greenery muting the sound of traffic and the feel of earth under your fingertips … 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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