“For close to 110 years the city of Dallas has owned a patch of land between Deep Ellum and the Dallas Farmers Market that has withstood numerous uses. According to the city, coal was kept there in the early 1900s; cars have been washed and repaired and gassed on the site; and, of late, trash bins have been stored behind chain link and razor wire. In a part...

Last October, two brothers launched an organic heirloom produce business and this year they have their eyes set on some bigger goals. Not only will they supply produce to local restaurants through bicycle delivery but they want to provide jobs to individuals with learning disabilities. “In February, the garden relocated from their small downtown space beneath...

In 2008 this German city started turning public spaces and abandoned lots into vegetable gardens where local residents and even visitors were encouraged to harvest vegetables free of charge. They grow mostly lettuce, pole beans, and even tomatoes. “It’s hard for townspeople to experience nature, so we’ve decided to bring nature back into the city,” says Lutz...

“Aminata Niang runs a family farm on the outskirts of Mali’s capital, Bamako. She and her family also give credit to other market women, and build houses for those working on the farm.” Watch her story here: “DW.com“ ...

People want food that is more locally grown, and this trend just keeps growing.  “For the past three seasons, Albany Bistro, a high-end restaurant in the Albany Historic District, has worked with local farmers to produce meals made with fresh, locally grown produce.” Their restaurant has now become a “destination”. They attract plenty of...

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A new way of urban farming has just pulled into town, literally. A shipping container on wheels is changing the way many people view urban agriculture. “These are just traditional hydroponic growing systems that’d you’d find in a greenhouse and we layered it,” explained Ben Greene, CEO and Founder of The Farmery. To read the entire article, visit: “WNCN.com“ ...

There are many reasons why you might choose container gardening over more traditional methods. Maybe you’re short on space, have trouble bending over, or are just really, really lazy (like me). Regardless of why you settle on container gardening, I’m here to tell you that it’s an absolute delight and has the potential to be incredibly productive. After...

“Imagine spending a night or a few in the hospital wishing there was a concise and quick list that covered the 15 hottest peppers in the world that you looked at before and knew what to avoid. Well, aren’t you in luck! We’ve gathered information to give you the peppers that top the Scoville Scales at ridiculous levels. Want to find out the quick story behind...

“Mr. Dhananjay Chakraborty, a taxi driver in Kolkata…has created a rooftop garden on his cab and has a mini green cavern in the trunk of his car with potted plants. It was truly an amazing and awe-worthy sight. He calls it the ‘subuj rath’ or the green chariot.” His car has metal containers on the rooftop, and he has planted flowers at his...

There’s an urban farm in Europe, named the “Times Square of Urban Farming because of it’s downtown prime location within the city.  It boasts a 1200 square foot rooftop greenhouse and a 370 square meter indoor fish farm where they grow tilapia. “Opening next month, developers estimate that the farm will churn out 45 tons of vegetables such...

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“Our handy new infographic lays out all the best options for home-grown fruit, so that you can match your soil type and climate to your preferred fruits and create a calendar that matches your needs. Get planting today, and you’ll soon be reaping the benefits of fresh air, lush surroundings, and healthy fruits whose sweetness is embellished with a hint of...

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In San Antonio, the East Side is seeing a neat transformation all because of a new Urban Garden Project. “Visitors can learn about fresh vegetables, canning, making honey, even beer and wine…a restaurant may even be in the works along with a vineyard. ” It’s location takes up about a 10-acre plot which runs along a railway near a middle...

If you’re anywhere near New York City’s Hudson river this summer, make sure you visit Swale, a floating garden of edible plants.  An 80 by 30 foot area will sit on top of recycled shipping containers and literally be a floating food forest with fruit trees, herbs, kale, blueberries, gooseberries, huckleberries, and smaller plants like asparagus,...

The SekuraGarden is a new kind of gardening system that makes it easy to create beautiful, multi-shelved hanging gardens in unused window space. Best of all, the system adjusts to fit most windows, install in just a few minutes, and does no damage in or around your window! The SekuraGarden uses specially designed support arms that adjust to fit most window trim....