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“Part of the tower would be made of modular pieces, which would allow it to be taken apart and transported somewhere else. (Though, the designers do not say how long that process would take.) ‘When farmers improve their harvests, they pull themselves out of poverty. They also start producing surplus food for their neighbors. When farmers prosper, they...

Nick DeMarsh, food systems developer with Groundwork Milwaukee, joined Pete Schwaba to talk about Groundwork Milwaukee’s Young Farmers Program. DeMarsh’s Young Farmers Program teaches kids about urban farming and how food can be used to help communities. Original article can be found at: “www.wtmj.com“ ...

“Two very different New Jersey businesses — an online mortgage broker and an urban farming operation — are in line for sizable tax incentives from the state’s Economic Development Authority this week to locate operations in Camden. E Mortgage Management LLC of Cherry Hill is awaiting word on a Grow New Jersey Assistance Program Grant that would...

“Located on what was the last tract of property zoned for agriculture in Milwaukee, a former professional athlete started a farm that has spurred dozens of others to grow in cities’ urban cores.” “What I’m teaching today, a lot was passed on to me by my parents,” Allen said. “My family has been farming for more than 400...

“CSAs benefit consumers by providing them with fresh, local produce at a reasonable price. As our lives get busier, it only gets harder to make time for thoughtful grocery shopping, where you try to get a healthy mix of fruits and vegetables. Eliminating that task is a big time-saver. The unexpected benefit of using a CSA, is that you will likely receive produce...

“The revised plan focuses less on agribusiness and more on beautifying the neighborhood, with some economic opportunities for entrepreneurs.” “The orchard will feature a green space area for picnics, and a pathway for walking and biking. Residents will be able to sign up for membership to use a 2,100-square-foot hoop house for year-round gardening....

“Learn how to use vintage elements to create an herb garden that moves easily from the windowsill to the sink to the countertop.” Read the rest of the story at: “BHG.com“ ...

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“When growing veggies that don’t like their roots to be disturbed, such as beans and peas, you’ve probably been told to just keep them in place. But if you need or want to move them, that can be a tough rule to follow.” “To prevent this potential problem, you can use a toilet paper roll as a portable planter for the seeds. Once...

“New garden? No sweat! Skip the stress and enjoy instant success with no-dig gardens that are good to grow. Gardening is made easy with these interesting—and effective—alternative gardening ideas.” Whether it’s straw-bale gardening, herb spirals, growing in bags, or even growing succulents in cinderblocks…here’s a GREAT article...

*please always use “un-treated” wood pallets to avoid toxic chemicals leaching into your garden* ...

“Save water, grow food crops through drought and heat, and spend less on your summer water bills by using soaker hoses, drip irrigation, rainwater storage and other efficient garden watering systems in your plots.” “The best watering methods will depend at least partly on planting arrangement and crop type. Planting leafy greens, onions and other...

“Straw Bale Gardening provides many advantages over traditional soil gardening, some of which have already been alluded to: no weed seeds, no disease or insect carry over, and a neutral pH which allow you to grow essentially anything with roots. ” “The raised height of the bales is a big advantage, eliminating the need to get down on the ground...

“With the loss of the Little City Gardens commercial farm last year and a fast-paced development boom, San Francisco’s commitment to urban agriculture is being put to the test. But the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday recommitting The City to urban agriculture and calling on city departments to evaluate parcels of land that...

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When you join Urban Organic Gardener (UOG) you will be assigned a dedicated Garden Guru. Each month he/she will ship you a customized package for your garden. We include everything you need. Your seeds and garden supplies are delivered to you at just the right time of the year to plant the seeds. Your package is customized based on your USDA Hardiness Grow Zone...

“Urban gardening is a growing trend throughout Europe. In the Croatian capital Zagreb, Marijan Butkovic grows microgreens like cress, arugula and cilantro in a highrise. He even delivers his produce to 20 restaurants.” Watch the Video HERE ...

“The trees had waited a whole year for this. First potted as seedlings last spring, hundreds of them on Saturday got shucked from their small homes and upgraded to roomier accommodations thanks to the efforts of some 25 volunteers celebrating Earth Day. The effort was only the next step, however, in preparing those trees to reforest an overused Delaware campground...