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If your vegetable garden consists of long, straight rows of crops surrounded by mulch or bare soil, you may be missing out on some of its potential health benefits. Aesthetic beauty is healing, especially in the form of flowers and art. The French have long understood vegetable gardens can be places of beauty. They located their traditional potagers, or kitchen gardens,...

Urban Organic Gardener Interviewing @mujerlocaplanta, from Instagram! What inspired you to start a front yard, urban garden? I grew up in a rural area about 30 minutes from where I live now. My grandparents and various other family members all live on “the Farm” and pretty much all of them are and have always been...

Craving fresh, homegrown tomatoes but maybe you didn’t have a chance to plant some earlier this year? Not a problem! By choosing the right variety of late-season tomato, you can be slicing into a homegrown heirloom tomato sometime this October. “When growing late-season tomatoes, I encourage gardeners to consider using a fungicide to prevent blight. Both...

Don’t wait, join the new Urban Organic Gardener’s Monthly Seed Club now! MUST JOIN BEFORE JULY 4th at 11:59pm PST to receive the next shipment. Sign up now at: https://urbanorganicgardener.cratejoy.com For $10/month our garden experts will build a custom curated collection of seeds & garden supplies designed around you – your grow zone –...

“GrowUp Urban Farms is committed to feeding people in cities in a way that is positive for communities and the environment, today and in the future. We produce sustainable fresh fish, salads and herbs in cities using a combination of aquaponic and vertical growing technologies.” To read more about the GrowUp project, visit: “GrowUp.Org.UK“ ...

Urban Organic Gardener Interviewing @SeattleUrbanFarmCo. The Seattle Urban Farm Company has a rich and passionate philosophy which is “we thrive on pioneering new ideas and empowering city dwellers to reap the rewards of local food production. We believe that sustainable urban agriculture can promote healthy diets, environmental stewardship, stronger communities...

James Brady has a passion about urban farming. They call him a “veggielante and a veggie preacher, but that doesn’t stop his proselytizing.” Brady is on a mission to teach school-aged children the benefits of growing their own produce, especially in small and non-traditional spaces. “Part of your next meal should come from no (more) than 10-15 feet...

Owner of Brook Landscape in Brooklyn, N.Y., knows all about urban gardening and how to design the perfect “small space” edible landscape. “The goal is to fabricate an alternative to the reality,” says Mr. Klausing. When you step into a space, “it should offer a sense of transition and change.” Read all of Mr. Klausing’s urban gardening tips...

Urban Organic Gardener Interviewing Mia from “@miaslittlefarm” What state and grow zone do you live in? I live (and garden!) in Nashville, TN, which is zone 7a. We are blessed with an incredibly long growing season here. It’s not unusual to be able to grow things from March – December. Tell us more about your efforts in Beekeeping! I’ve been...

Just outside of Chicago, located in Bedford Park, sits a quiet industrial complex & “you might not immediately register that you’re standing in the second coming of the locavore movement.” Inside you’ll find herbs, greens, broccoli, and kale along with massive stacked racks which house hydroponic systems. This urban farm operates nearly...

If you have a sunny spot in your garden, patio or balcony you can literally grow up to 100 lbs. of potatoes this summer.  One charity is hoping you want to join in on the movement and donate the spuds to your local food pantry or soup kitchen. “Soldiers Helping Soldiers has launched the Grow Potatoes program, which aims to feed Ottawa’s hungry right from...

Growing your own vegetables and herbs is very rewarding. Even if you’re new to gardening and live in an apartment or tiny space, you are still able try out your green thumb! “You can still create a green oasis.” Jeff Gilbert, a gardener and marketer for Green City Growers, helps people learn how to grow a garden in a small space, even if they only...

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There are many reasons why you might choose container gardening over more traditional methods. Maybe you’re short on space, have trouble bending over, or are just really, really lazy (like me). Regardless of why you settle on container gardening, I’m here to tell you that it’s an absolute delight and has the potential to be incredibly productive. After...

Posted on Apr 28 2016 - 7:31pm by UOG
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“Our handy new infographic lays out all the best options for home-grown fruit, so that you can match your soil type and climate to your preferred fruits and create a calendar that matches your needs. Get planting today, and you’ll soon be reaping the benefits of fresh air, lush surroundings, and healthy fruits whose sweetness is embellished with a hint of...

Posted on Apr 26 2016 - 5:44am by UOG
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The SekuraGarden is a new kind of gardening system that makes it easy to create beautiful, multi-shelved hanging gardens in unused window space. Best of all, the system adjusts to fit most windows, install in just a few minutes, and does no damage in or around your window! The SekuraGarden uses specially designed support arms that adjust to fit most window trim....