The new Assembly Bill, (551), that was passed in 2014 allows owners of vacant lands between 0.1 and 3 acres of size to qualify for major tax incentives if they use their land for agricultural purposes based off of long-term leases.  In the coming months, new “urban agricultural zones” will be installed on the map across the county, not just in the city. “City...

Did you know that Facebook has a nine-acre rooftop garden?  Even in the wintertime, the garden boasts spectacular views of beautiful plants and interesting structures.  The whole garden was built so that employees could have a space to walk outdoors, since there isn’t much room for them to walk inside the building. “Ninety percent of the garden consists...

A new state law has passed within the last few years that lets urban areas create “Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones”. These are area’s in which private landowners will receive a tax reduction rate if they use their vacant land for urban agriculture. “This is a very welcome development. The benefits of urban agriculture are well established...

“Goodbye snow boots and chilly nights: Spring is here to stay! Along with breaking out our favorite pastel colors and springy floral manicures, springtime means getting our butts back in the garden and growing some delicious veggies and beautiful greens. But for us apartment dwellers, saying we’re going to start gardening and actually putting all the urban...

A decayed Philly neighborhood isn’t discouraging one resident at all.  Tommy Joshua says; “I’m the product of this decayed neighborhood,” Joshua who is 36 years old, said cheerfully. He spent his childhood in the area and still recalls how he and other kids turned “a desolate urban environment into fun” with games like “chase the trash.” Now...

One of the best ways to bet on a healthy garden, is to incorporate using some kind of mulch.  Mulch comes in many forms, and doesn’t have to be expensive.  The info-graphic below will help explain the in’s-and-out’s of using mulch in your vegetable garden. “The most basic benefit of mulch is moisture retention. Yields are directly affected...

Mosquitoes can quickly ruin the enjoyment of your outdoor garden experience. Ordinary repellents are full of nasty chemicals that you probably don’t want to put onto your family, and bug zappers are annoying. It also can be debated, how effective candles or incense really is. The threat of contracting a disease from a mosquito is very real. Not only are humans...

“The owner of the two-acre vertical farm — New York-based Gotham Greens — claims there’s no bigger rooftop greenhouse in the world.” In Chicago, on nearly two acres of land, a greenhouse sits on top of a factory in the historic Pullman neighborhood.  The owners of Gotham Greens, claim there is no bigger rooftop greenhouse IN THE WORLD. “It’s...

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Over the last couple of years, urban rooftop gardening has become the new “thing” in Eqypt.  The benefits of gardening on rooftops are many, but some of the obvious include: improving aesthetics, better insulation for buildings, purifying pollutants in the air and they create a pleasing communal space for residents in urban areas. “The American...

In residential areas near Battle Creek, backyard chickens, goats and honeybees may become more common.  Recently, there have been proposed ordinance changes that would allow urban dwellers to keep small livestock, bees and grow gardens all in their backyard. The new ordinance changes would also allow urban residents to sell fruits and vegetables grown on their property...

San Antonio’s city council has recently changed city codes that makes it legal to grow and sell food from your own backyard.  One resident recently bought two vacant lots next to his home and has transformed them into a vegetable garden! Read the entire article at: “Kens5.com” ...

You won’t believe what’s happening inside of an old military armory in downtown Green Bay. “The non-profit group NeighborWorks Green Bay is spear-heading the construction of the Farmory.” They are looking forward to serving it’s community with locally grown produce such as leafy greens and herbs. Not only that, but they’ll have...