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 –...

The Windy City has quickly become one of the country’s TOP urban agricultural cities with over 821 growing sites spreading across it’s city limits. “From small community gardens to multimillion dollar indoor farms, according to the Chicago Urban Agriculture Mapping Project. Even O’Hare’s Terminal 3 is home to the world’s first airport aeroponic...

Thanks to the new non-profit Oak Park Sol, a neighborhood is bringing nature back to its city-dwelling folks. “Most Americans, at 95 percent, live in urban areas, according to the U.S. Census. More than half of people over age 6 don’t spend time participating in outdoor recreation, according to Conservation Horizons, a report by a California Council of...

“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 @SeattleUrbanFarmCo. The Seattle Urban Farm Company has a rich and passionate philosophy which is “we thrive on pioneering new ideas and empowering city dwellers to reap the rewards of local food production. We believe that sustainable urban agriculture can promote healthy diets, environmental stewardship, stronger communities...

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 –...

James Brady has a passion about urban farming. They call him a “veggielante and a veggie preacher, but that doesn’t stop his proselytizing.” Brady is on a mission to teach school-aged children the benefits of growing their own produce, especially in small and non-traditional spaces. “Part of your next meal should come from no (more) than 10-15 feet...

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...

Owner of Brook Landscape in Brooklyn, N.Y., knows all about urban gardening and how to design the perfect “small space” edible landscape. “The goal is to fabricate an alternative to the reality,” says Mr. Klausing. When you step into a space, “it should offer a sense of transition and change.” Read all of Mr. Klausing’s urban gardening tips...

Metropolitan Farms has been around since 2015 and contains roughly 10,000 square feet of greenhouses, and aquaculture facilities.  One of the best parts? It’s all taking place in the middle of Chicago! “Kant calls aquaponic farming a “healthier, more secure and environmentally sustainable food system.” Tilapia is a good low-risk species for getting...

“Bronx resident Tony Hillery founded Harlem Grown, turning an abandoned urban space into an “urban farm” using farming skills he learned on the Internet. Harlem Grown inspires youth to live healthy and ambitious lives through hands-on education in urban farming, sustainability and nutrition. On Wednesday, June 8, 2016, Yankees players Masahiro...

Nadim Jubran has returned to his hometown roots in West Knoxville to open a new cafe’ in the Bearden Hill neighborhood.   He wants his diners to experience agrarian culture set in the 1800’s and hopes that the “rustic farmhouse feel” complimented with modern touches will allow just that. “The new look is urban farm,” Jubran said...

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...

Fleet Farming strives to reduce the environmental impact of food production through a pedal-powered, hyperlocal urban farming model that creates a culture of health and vibrant ecosystems by: teaching an intergenerational fleet of volunteers how to grow their own food, activating and re-engaging the community through biweekly Swarm Rides, and creating a breathe...

One San Fransisco school will soon be teaching all about urban farming and the influences it can have on a community. The Golden Bridges School has a new campus planned that “will join indoor and outdoor learning spaces and will have several beneficial and environmentally friendly aspects.” In the future it will be labeled as the Nation’s First...