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6 Tips for Creating Fabulous Container Gardens

Container gardening is a great way to get fresh food in a small amount of space. You can grow an almost endless array of veggies from salad greens to tomatoes to—believe it or not—some varieties of corn. Here are some … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Grow Fruits and Vegetables In the City

Whether you’re growing produce on your balcony or rooftop garden, or in your own patch of a community garden, there are plenty of great reasons why it’s awesome to grow your own. Here are just a few of them. They … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Tips to Conquer Your Small Deck Blues

Has your small deck or limited backyard area got you feeling down? You aren’t alone! Even the most imaginative and resourceful of gardeners have difficulty envisioning how to transform their teeny tiny living spaces into a green sanctuary. Happily, there … Continue reading

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Rooftop garden glory in Brooklyn

While my last post discussed rooftop agriculture on a residential scale, I’ve followed the NY Times breadcrumb trail and stumbled upon a phenomenally larger version of these elevated farms. Apparently Brooklyn is on its way to sustainability stardom, with construction … Continue reading

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Urban gardens sprout from subsidized housing

Developers of affordable housing across New York City are leading the pack when it comes to installing urban gardens on rooftops, according to an article in this week’s New York Times Real Estate section. The article mentioned three properties around … Continue reading

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