Tag Archives: NYC

A DIY Project that will Transport You to Springtime

While perusing online gardening blogs and websites, my favorites always happen to be the ones that make me forget that it’s wintertime. Sure, there’s not a glimpse of greenery outside and the temperatures are darn cold, but there’s something so … 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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Farming in the City: NYCHA Opens Its First Large-Scale Urban Farm

These days, new urban farms are big news. As people work to lead healthier, greener, and complementary-to-the-earth lives, urban farming is becoming more popular than ever. It’s all over the country, too. In Seattle, the Beacon Food Forest will soon … 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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GreenThumb: A Wealth of Resources Is Only a Click Away

Today I want to share a resource that every urban gardener in New York City ought to know about: GreenThumb. GreenThumb started as a solution to the enormous number of vacant lots in NYC during the 1970s – properties that … Continue reading

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Urban Farms Found in NYC

Here at Urban Gardens NYC, we’ve already written about a couple of New York City’s urban Farms, including the Brooklyn Grange. However, this seemed like a good opportunity to take stock of the farming landscape around the city. In some … Continue reading

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NYCHA Resident Green Committees (RGCs) fight for a greener NYC

Urban gardens need evangelists, enthusiastic advocates who not only get others excited about the possibility of gardening in the city, but are willing to do the hard work associated with coaxing plants from concrete. Residents living in New York City … Continue reading

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GreenNYCHA and Mr. Peanut bring another urban garden to Manhattan’s Lower East Side

Urban gardens are garnering big time support not only from individual residents, but from major public and private organizations. In October, Planters brought its “Naturally Remarkable” program to New York City in a partnership with the New York City Housing … Continue reading

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