A bus in Chicago helps bring fresh produce to residents of “food deserts.” Sandra Endo reports. ...

This is the movie the food industry doesn’t want you to see. FED UP blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and weight loss, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public, resulting in one of the largest health epidemics in history. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT...

“Grow 40 plants in 4 Sq. Ft. Find out how to make an organic, sustainable, cheap, easy, and efficient grow tower. I built this for $6 and will grow 40 plants in 4 square feet. With the power of vermicomposting, this is a self fertilizing, and semi-self watering system. Great for patio gardeners or People tight on space.” MIgardener ...

Just came across this post over at jbbardot.com I think everyone should read.  You can read the full article here.  With the constant onslaught of GMOs, pesticides, and chemicals making their way into the food supply, growing food in your home garden has become less of a hobby and more of a necessity. Many people have now begun to grow a large portion of the fruits and vegetables they consume at...

This is a collection of images we’ve found floating around the Urban Organic Gardener facebook page. Hopefully this will give you some motivation to transform your yards into something like this. d   wqwq Grow your own food! Everywhere! Urban Gardening Masterpiece! Photo Credit: crustyroll35 ...

The strangest posts wind up causing some controversy. It doesn’t make sense to me. When I wrote about why having an emergency seed bank is important, I didn’t quite get the reaction that I’d expect. I received emails, Facebook comments and Tweets saying that I couldn’t be more wrong about storing the seeds and that freezing them was a horrible idea. I’ll admit that I have...

Here is a simple trick to make you the boss of the picnic. Create a refreshing watermelon smoothie with essentially no mess in 2 minutes. ...

A 7-month time lapse documenting the first full growing season at the Brooklyn Grange’s farm in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. At 65,000 square feet, it’s the largest rooftop farm in the world. Brooklyn Grange – A New York Growing Season from Christopher St. John on Vimeo. For more info, check out brooklyngrangefarm.com Shot and edited by Christopher St. John A big thanks to Ratatat for...

This post was found from SeedsNow.com BLOG If you want to have vegetables to eat this fall, then you need to start planting in summertime. This might be your first time growing a fall garden, & these vegetables are a great place to start because they can all be grown in containers! 1. Radishes- The trick with growing perfect radishes, lays in the soil. Literally. Keep the moisture level of the...

Fall and winter gardens are possible, even when growing in containers. Stick with these cool-weather crops and planting suggestions for success. Get planting! First, we’re going to break it down by container size.  If you go to a local garden center you’re going to come across the same thing. 1-gallon, 2-gallon, 3-gallon, and 5-gallon containers are all great for growing food.  You’d...

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Planters and urban gardening tools at Kennedy Greenway in central Boston, the site of the Occupy Boston encampment! ...

Take a peek at an Urban Garden growing food in containers, right in downtown Fort Lauderdale! John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida to share with you a urban farm who grows food in 100% containers. In this episode, you will learn about Fort Lauderdale Vegetables who grow food in the city and teach about decentralized farming. You will...

“Honolulu’s first urban rooftop farm is on top of an auto dealership in Kakaako. It’s the juxtaposition of urban and rural that makes farm roofs so exciting. The reality is, we’re not all cut out for rural life, but with rooftop farming, we can bring a little bit of the agrarian into town. At a glance, rooftop farms make sense: utilize unused space to grow food. But there are...

Source: Whole Foods Market: UOG’ers know all too well about the top 5 Genetically Engineered crops grown and consumed here in the United States of America. Sugar Beets – A lot of people actually don’t know about this one. Soy – Yup!  Pretty much in everything. Canola – No Canola Oil in my kitchen. Cotton – Like the shirt you’re wearing, Corn – This...

“Britta Riley wanted to grow her own food (in her tiny apartment). So she and her friends developed a system for growing plants in discarded plastic bottles — researching, testing and tweaking the system using social media, trying many variations at once and quickly arriving at the optimal system. Call it distributed DIY. And the results? Delicious.” -http://www.ted.com ...

Posted on Jun 3 2014 - 9:04am by UOG
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A new life for some old beer crates! An urban garden idea from Vienna. Credit: useitsmartly Follow: http://instagram.com/useitsmartly HASHTAG us in your Instagram pics to be featured on this page! “#urbanorganicgardener“! ...

This post and its images are from this website: http://theyarden.com (link to the article). Troughs, also known as stock tanks, make a great and attractive alternative to wooden raised beds. They’re easy to use (no building required!) and cost-wise not a bad investment as they will last forever and keep burrowing animals out. If you pick one 36″ or higher, they’ll also keep bunnies out, too Look...

You’ve seen hanging baskets of flowers, but have you seen a hanging basket of lettuce before? Cut small slits in the basket and place your lettuce through them. Fill with good potting soil and you’ve got an awesome basket of lettuce to hang on your patio.   Lettuce is super easy to grow from seed.  Lettuce seeds germinate in less than a week and mature sometimes as little as 20 days. Sources...

Source: ResilientCommunities.com “We have spent a fair amount of time discussing vertical gardening techniques and how beneficial it can be for those with limited space or access to fertile land for gardening. It’s entirely possible to create enough food to feed a couple of people using this technique in a space as small as a one bedroom apartment and perhaps more importantly, vertical gardening...

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New York’s Riverpark Farm is one of the city’s largest, most iconic, ‘most urban’ rooftop farms. Built as a retrofit of 15,000 square feet of high rise roof space. Click here to read more about New York’s Riverpark Farm. Or, check out some other rooftop gardens from around the World. ...