Source: citylab.com   At the Stack House Apartments in Seattle’s now-trendy South Lake Union neighborhood, residents can walk out onto a terrace and pluck a tomato right off the vine. In the South Bronx, an 8,000-square-foot hydroponic greenhouse atop an affordable housing development is creating jobs and food for the residents below—along with cooler summers...

With the world’s population expected to hit 9.1 billion by 2050, coupled with the growing effects of climate change on our ability to grow crops, a company out of Barcelona has proposed a solution to feeding the future world. Forward Thinking Architecture’s triple-decker Smart Floating Farms would feature 2.2 million square feet (2.04 sq km) of fish farm,...

This post is originally from http://www.fastcoexist.com Deep below the streets of London, something is growing in tunnels that once kept people safe from World War II bombs. One hint: It’s leafy. An old bomb shelter is also pest-free, as well as weather free, and there’s never a frost. That means no pesticides. And because the farm is hydroponic, all the...

Instead of spending money on a new garden apron that’s going to get dirty, Spring Warren, author of The Quarter-Acre Farm, recycles an old pair of jeans instead—making an apron without any sewing. ...

How would you quickly describe yourself? My wife Karen and I live in Chicago and love organic gardening. We started with a small vegetable garden many years ago, but over time it expanded to take over most of the backyard. Now we’re growing in the front yard too. During the summer and early fall, we don’t buy any vegetables from the store and buy very little...

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This post is originally from commercialappeal.com Some people are happy with a patio tomato on the porch. Willie Anderson, 82, took container gardening to another level; he planted tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, okra, squash, peppers and eggplants in five-gallon plastic buckets in his yard in Red Banks, Mississippi. He now has plants in more than 1,000 buckets. It’s...

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...

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Fall and winter gardens are possible, even when growing in containers. Stick with these cool-weather crops and planting suggestions for success. Don’t wait.  Now is the perfect time to order your seeds online and start planting! Believe it or not, September – October are great times to start these seeds listed below …. First, we’re going to break it down by container size. ...

Source: earthjustice.org San Francisco, CA — Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected U.S. EPA’s approval of the neonicotinoid insecticide “sulfoxaflor.” The Court concluded that EPA violated federal law when it approved sulfoxaflor without reliable studies regarding the impact that the insecticide would have on honeybee colonies. The Court vacated...

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Doctor:  I want you to meditate for 20 minutes, twice a day, exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, avoid processed foods, eat plenty of organic fruit and veg, spend more time in nature and less indoors, stop worrying about things you can’t control and ditch you TV.  Come back in 3 weeks. ...

“A street in Brooklyn has vegetables growing for people to pick for free, amazing idea. ‪#‎foodisfree‬” -Danny Tyler ...

How would you quickly describe yourself to others? We’re Evan and Judith, a husband-and-wife partnership living in a small house in Portland, Oregon. We are trying to grow and make things and carve out a good life for ourselves that hopefully doesn’t hurt or impede on the lives of those around us in the process. Together we have created a little urban homestead that...

This post is originally from capradio.org An urban farm in Stockton may serve as a model for the Central Valley. The non-profit group “Puentes” built the Boggs Tract Community Garden on a three-acre plot in a poor neighborhood where garbage had piled up for years. Puentes Director Jeremy Terhune says the organic garden allows more than two dozen families...

This post was found originally from vegfriend.com Not just a few, but all diseases can heal with the correct diet and absolutely no medication. Your body is capable of handling and recovering from any ailment provided you give it the appropriate terrain to heal. Supplements may at times be beneficial, but your true medicine is food and always has been. The next time...

This post is originally from munchies.vice.com If you walked along the Manhattan side of the East River sometime in the last 100 years and cast your eyes across the water, you likely saw it: a grimy white building adorned with a big, yellow “Domino Sugar” sign—an emblem of another time. At the height of its success, the Williamsburg factory refined over half...

This post is originally from brookline.wickedlocal.com It contains myriad herbs, including basil, parsley, chamomile and others, as well as vegetables, such as beets, tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans and more. Students at the Ivy Street School, which serves teens and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, brain injury and other mental health diagnoses, are enjoying...

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How would you quickly describe yourself to others? I’m easy-going and like to spend time at home tending to my garden and watching my chickens while enjoying a glass of red wine. How did you get started with your blog/instagram page/etc?  I’ve had a blog ever since I can remember and it started out as being more of an online journal but morphed into...