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“Eight miles from downtown, amid the warehouses and factories and railroad tracks of Bell, Corinne McAndrews plots out two rows of Purple Queen garlic. “I want to be part of a new way of thinking about urban agriculture,” she says of GrowGood, the farm she manages here. This isn’t a communal plot; it isn’t really a commercial one, either. GrowGood...

“Madison Fields, a project of Madison House Autism Foundation, is a 400-acre property in Dickerson, MD that will provide housing, employment, and recreational opportunities to adults with disabilities, wounded warriors, and the community-at-large.” The farm includes several structures like a riding stable, chicken coop, housing for tenants, a historic...

The home of the San Francisco 49ers has recently unveiled their new roof-top urban farm! The football stadium roof-top garden is expected to generate 150 pounds of fresh produce each week that will be used to cook up food items for club spaces and private events at the stadium “The Faithful Farm, as it’s called, isn’t a small garden patch either....

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...

“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 Erwin from “@garden.of.oz“ If you’re looking for a new account to follow on Instagram that is loaded with beautiful imagery, interactive “games”, and some amazing homegrown produce you’ll need to look no further than Garden.Of.Oz!  Have you always been growing your own food? If not, what sparked...

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...

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...

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...

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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 ...