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In 2008 this German city started turning public spaces and abandoned lots into vegetable gardens where local residents and even visitors were encouraged to harvest vegetables free of charge. They grow mostly lettuce, pole beans, and even tomatoes. “It’s hard for townspeople to experience nature, so we’ve decided to bring nature back into the city,” says Lutz...

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 a...

Gardeners have been showing off their “most liked” Instagram images of 2015. Want to learn more about a specific Instagram user? Just click on their image to be re-directed to their Instagram homepage.  Would you like to be featured on our Instagram page? Tag your Instagram images with #bestnine and #urbanorganicgardener. via: txmbirdie via: gapey via:...

How did you get started with your blog? It started 3 years ago. I was just showing some of my food and veggie pics to one of my coworkers and he was like wow those are some awesome pics. He asked had I heard of Instagram, said it was like Facebook but photo based. Im not a ‘Facebooker’ so I was immediately intrigued. Signed up that night, he taught me...

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How would you quickly describe yourself to others? I’m a green thumb, nature lover from the suburbs, and my husband is a tech nerd from the country!  We are both a bit artsy, love science, and love food. How did you get started with your blog/Instagram page/etc?   I wanted to record our garden as it changed.   I felt my personal FaceBook page was not the...

Looking to escape the rat race? Wanting to re-locate somewhere and start a full or part time homestead? This Urban Rustic Homestead/Farm is located in a desirable location in Bremerton, Washington.  Close to military bases, shopping, parks and plenty of recreation…not to mention the beautiful Puget Sound. Recently remodeled with new flooring, updated appliances,...

This interview is originally from SeedsNow.com (source: http://www.seedsnow.com/blogs/news/28929665-featured-homesteader-blogger-naturallyloriel-com) How would you quickly describe yourself to others? Mom. Wife. Dreamer of self-sufficiency. Lover of sweets. Knack for storytelling. Chicken & cat lady. =) How did you get started with your blog? I got started with my blog, NaturallyLoriel.com,...

This source of this post, content, and photos is from goodshomedesign.com The techniques you can use for making gardening far easier than it actually is are not that many and in most cases not that accessible in terms of costs or work put into getting it. In order to succeed, you have to think outside the box! This hydroponic system is that one clever way to grow...

Source: NaturallyLoriel.com Naturally Loriel recently published a blog post on a very important topic:  How to Source Non-GMO Seeds. She says, “You begin to learn which food companies deserve your support and try to find a local farmer’s market in your area. You realize it’s so important to meet and shake the hands of the farmer that produces your food. Unfortunately though, you’re not...

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

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

“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 Apr 11 2014 - 8:27am by UOG
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Wondering what herbs to plant in your herb garden this year? Here are the TOP 10 HEALING HERBS you can grow yourself at home! ...

Easily repel mosquitoes just by growing these plants!  These can all be planted in your container gardens.  Just put the containers wherever you site outdoors and you’ll be mosquito-free!  Good luck. ...

“A raised garden bed extends the planting season, offers versatility to the gardener and helps protect your knees by bringing plants up from a level position on the ground. Also known as garden boxes, raised garden beds are ideal for growing flowers and vegetables virtually anywhere. Knowing how to build them, how to use them and how to maximize the rewards you get from them is critical. Luckily,...

Companion Planting Chart by Afristar ...

10 vegetables that you can grow in the shade by Urb Apothecary ...

Source: Fix.com Luckily for all you green-thumb wannabees, gardening isn’t a passing fad. In fact, the act and art of growing flowers, vegetables, and herbs is only gaining in popularity. According to Greenhouse Magazine, nearly half of all people gardened in a year, while the Garden Writers Association found that edible gardening increased over 11 percent in 2013. For budget-smart gardeners like...

Spring is here… getting lots of messages about starting your first container garden. You are excited and nervous. And for good reason. You’ve lots to do in the next couple months! Why your garden will fail The 3 reasons your garden will fail this year. 1. You want to grow a farmers market in your small space. You want to grow tomatoes, eggplants, cucumbers, peppers, kale, onions, garlic,...