Do you dislike tilling? Have you heard about lasagna gardening yet? If not, you may want to read up on this popular gardening technique that allows you to do more with less work. It’s also referred to as “sheet composting” or “layer gardening”.  It’s a no-dig, no-till method that provides the gardener with rich and fluffy soil,...

Here’s how to make your very own environmentally-friendly indoor green house. Green house Equipment • 3 x 23W Compact Fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) • 3 Recycled light hoods • 2 window boxes • Triple mix and soil • Seeds • Hooks • String Method We simply wired the hoods together and popped in the light bulbs. We turned the hooks into the wall and hung...

In Florida, a disabled marine has started up a new aquaponics operation where he grows “herbs like fennel, dill, cilantro and chives, as well as a wide range of greens including Bibb lettuce, Tokyo bekana, Cressida cress, mizuna, red Russian kale, Swiss chard, bok choy and red giant mustard greens.” Besides the fresh produce, he’s also raising...

This urban farm in Detroit is growing more than 800 lbs. of fresh fruits and vegetables annually and then donates it all to local food banks.  The farm is completely ran by volunteers and within the park you’ll find over 200 varieties of plants, vines, and fruit trees, which make a wonderful habitat for bees and butterflies. “Lafayette Greens also provides...

A new 14,000+ square foot rooftop garden is being constructed in Europe and it’s scheduled to be completed this month. Their fish and vegetables will be ready for purchase beginning sometime in April, although tours will begin sometime in February. The building “will house Europe’s largest commercial urban food production facility, covering a 13,000...

With the sound of busy free-ways near by, this community gathers at the Boyle Heights Urban Garden to find peace and relaxation.  At the Mott Street Urban Farm, there is a school garden, and room for community members to garden in their own plots. People of all ages, and all income levels come together to do one thing. Take back control of their food source. “The...

Urban farms are popping up all over the country and providing the farmers with extra income, some even enough to support their families and lifestyle.   They usually consist of novice farmers and small plots that cater to providing the community members with fresh, organic produce that’s grown locally. Something people are very attracted to. From the farmers...

After four decades, San Diego’s Pacific Beach Community Garden has closed for good but there is hope.  “…The end of the garden does not mean the members will stop exercising their green thumbs. They are hoping to section off a portion of land in De Anza Cove to create a new garden. They will also turn to their neighbors for help. “The gardeners...

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:...

“The new year is the perfect time to set new goals for yourself, especially if you have been thinking about growing a garden. THIS IS YOUR YEAR!  Don’t be discouraged by lack of space, or knowledge about growing specific varieties.   Set some small attainable goals for yourself in the gardening department and before the year is over you’ll be...

In Salt Lake City, Utah, even though there may be snow on the ground and freezing temperatures…people are growing countless fruits and vegetables indoors in the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food building.  They are also using aquaponics, which uses fish to provide the nutrients that the plants need to grow. Read the full article at: “Good4Utah.com” “If...

This woman started a “Food is Free” laneway next to the side of her house that she rents.  The entire community supports the project by sharing their own “extras” and working together to take care of the plants that are growing there.  Everything is free. “The concept that something is free blows peoples’ minds,” says Risdale to Happen....

Not everyone who grows their own food has acres of land or even a large suburban backyard. Many home gardeners everywhere are learning how to grow their favorite fruits, veggies and herbs vertically to save space. This is important for high-rise dwellers, balcony or rooftop gardeners and even renters who are unable to use what little space they may have in their...

Next time you’re at a Red Sox game at Fenway Park, wander over to the Third Base side of the EMC Level for a peek at their 5,000 square foot urban farm. Positioned on top of their Front Office, they’re growing an estimated 4,000 lbs. of broccoli, kale, sweet potatoes and more!  If you’re hungry, sit down at the Fenway Park’s EMC Club restaurant...

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The original source of this post can be found at SeedsNow.com What is a garden cloche? It’s basically a fancy term for a glass bell or dome that you place over young seedlings or plants to protect them from cold weather, hail or in some situations…snow. Simply place a mason jar over your sensitive seedlings or plants that you want to over-winterize....

Not everything you eat during the holidays has to be “bad” for you! Here’s 8 quick, delicious and healthy fruit and veggies trays to serve up during your next Christmas party. Tomato and Basil Caprese Wreath, by VeggieWala Holiday Ornament Veggie Tray, by ButterWithASideOfBread Joy Veggie Tray, by ModernParentsMessyKids Edible Fruit Tree,...

Photo Cred: Mark Hogan/Flickr Lead is a being found in the soil in many urban gardens.  Recently surveyed were 71 urban gardens in New York City, and guess what? They all tested positive for high levels of lead and arsenic.  So what can you do to protect yourself if you’re gardening in the city?  Well, besides having your soil tested, here are some other...

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Photo by Rebecca Cuttler Do you lack outdoor garden space? Are you an apartment or condo dweller who is wanting to start growing some of your own food?  Even YOU can grow nutritious food at home without a backyard or any raised garden beds. “Growing food, even if it’s a small amount, is a beautiful, fun and creative experience. The subtle shift from being...