JOIN the Urban Organic Gardener’s MONTHLY SEED CLUB TODAY! For $10/month our garden experts will build a custom curated collection of seeds & garden supplies designed around YOU – your grow zone – your garden space/location – and your preferences. Sign up now at: https://urbanorganicgardener.cratejoy.com The weather in August is oftentimes...

Whether you’re in the Houston area or not, we’ve stumbled upon a great Instagram account that will give you wonderful gardening tips and beautiful imagery. Nicole Burke (@rootedgarden) is one of the Houston’s most up-and-coming garden consultants and her clients rave about the work she does. “The Rooted Garden designs, installs and maintains...

Getting out and joining your community garden is great. It’s a fun social activity, promotes community, and is a great way to get some free fruits and vegetables. If you’re a gardening guru who needs their fix, or just want to try growing something green, consider these indoor plants that offer an soft intro to more gardening.   Cheaper and Greener Sometimes...

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,...

Any patch of land can be used to grow food. You don’t need acres and acres of land to have a successful farming operation on your hands.  Atlanta has over 40+ farmers markets, all being supplied by local farmers, on many types of land using countless growing methods. “Indeed, one of the advantages of being in an urban setting is close proximity to neighbors,...

People from Madaya have been known for their farms that once sloped down toward the valley. About one year ago that picturesque scene has changed because Madaya has been under siege by the Syrian government and their allies.  Due to the siege, farmers are no longer able to access their once rolling hillside farms. “We’ve been farmers from the first...

One woman, who’s “been there herself”, is lending a helping hand to those struggling with homelessness. She knows her purpose is to help others, and she delights in serving her community by running an urban garden.  She says “I was homeless for a year and a half,” James said. “Everything happened at once.” “Mental illness, lost my job,...

“It’s called Revision Urban Farm which is part of Victory Programs, an agency that works on a wide range of social issues.  The goal of the farm is to help homeless families and young people move ahead in a sometimes difficult world.  At Revision Farm, young people with summer jobs, many volunteers and staff work together to provide fresh, healthy produce...

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...

If you’re familiar with baseball or live in the Pacific Northwest, you know Safeco Field is home to the Mariners, their fans and “all the trappings of an American sporting event.” What you may not know is that they now have a 450 square foot urban garden beneath the batter’s eye against a dark backdrop. “Previously home to evergreen...

Gardening is so easy, a 4 year old can do it! If you’re looking for an inspirational Instagram account to begin following, we highly suggest visiting @mikes_homegarden! This charming little boy will inspire you to garden like you’ve never gardened before.  Below you can read our interview with Mike’s Mommy, who kindly gave us an in-depth look...

A new urban farm has sprouted up in Harlem “the northern Manhattan neighborhood synonymous with New York City’s African-American culture”.  A woman with strong hometown roots in Israel, had the goal to supply her community with organic and locally grown produce. Children from her community are now planting hydroponic vegetable gardens inside of repurposed,...

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...

“Currently there is one woman, Beverly Thomas of Cold Springs Farm running what she calls her “Veggie Van”. It’s packed with vegetables she grows locally on her own farm. Currently she is restricted to only distributing to existing members or customers and she can only do it on commercially zoned areas.” Read more about Urban Farming...

“Observant travelers bustling about JFK’s Terminal 5 may occasionally catch a surprising glimpse of leafy green nestled amidst the airport’s concrete maze. You can find JetBlue’s T5 Farm at the Departures gate in JFK’s Terminal 5.” Read more here: “Gothamist.com“ ...

“Last month, a scientist harvested about 145 pounds of Purple Straw seed, which was grown from less than half a pound. Purple Straw is the only heirloom wheat to have been cultivated continually in the South from the Colonial Period into the last quarter of the 20th century.” Scientists are taking the first steps of bringing back a valuable heirloom...

“In February, the country launched a Ministry of Urban Farming, tasked with encouraging more home and community gardening and chicken-keeping. Its head, Lorena Freitez, said the push will help bring “food sovereignty” to Venezuelan cities, where both local food production and food imports are down and social unrest is increasing. ” So now...

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 –...