Many urban farmers are finding themselves at the forefront of a strong movement. Growing fruits, vegetables and herbs in a urban garden or farm has become increasingly popular.   Why are people leaning towards growing more of their own food? Every urban farmer has their reasons but most would agree about environmental costs of farming, needing to get fresh food...

“In Japan, one of the most famous national dailies invented a one hundred percent sustainable newspaper. If you plant it, it will bloom! The eco-friendly newspaper has had a huge success, a circulation of over four million copies a day across the country and revenues of about eighty million yen, equivalent to over $700,000.” To read more about this green newspaper,...

In New Jersey, an old steel mill will change it’s face into the world’s largest indoor vertical farm.  This new facility will be able to produce up to 2 million pounds of food in a year. Read more at “CBSNews.com“ ...

Gardening in raised beds has long been a tradition among gardeners both in urban and suburban neighborhoods. For decades now, people have been turning to their creative side to come up with lovely ways to construct raised beds that are not only purposeful but easy on the eyes.  Here’s just a few of our favorites! To see the other 9 Unique and Fun Raised...

Urban farmers are growing in numbers all over the country, especially in Detroit, Michigan. An estimated 1,400 of them are growing approximately 400,000 lbs. of food in the metro area alone EVERY YEAR. “Detroit has no shortage of land, but accessing it can prove difficult for many farmers who worry that the tide of development is sweeping by without them....

Just a REMINDER: If you want to receive a shipment for the month of September, you must sign up before Sept. 4th, at 11:59pm PST.  Calling all Urban Organic Gardeners! Did you know that RIGHT NOW is the perfect time to start planning your Fall/Winter urban gardens? Join the Urban Organic Gardener’s UOG Monthly Garden & Seed Club – Sign up now at: https://urbanorganicgardener.cratejoy.com Our...

Le Bon Marche and La Grande Epicerie, are two well known luxury stores who have dabbled in urban agriculture. They both have turned their joint rooftop space into an urban garden where those who are employed by the stores can grow fruits, vegetables and herbs in their free time. “In the past months, the LVMH-owned adjoining stores on Paris’s residential...

Penny spends her time growing fruits, vegetables, herbs and gorgeous flowers all in her backyard garden. She’s mastered the art of “raised bed gardening”, and her tidy and well kept garden will have you green with envy after just one look. After enjoying her posts and lovely images on Instagram for quite some time, we decided to ask Penny a few...

“Struck by the lack of fresh, inexpensive produce in downtown Davenport, one resident is trying to feed his hungry neighbors this summer. Wesley Arnold, a Quad-City transplant who moved here from the Detroit area in 2013, seeded a variety of food-producing plants over Memorial Day weekend in front of his apartment complex near the corner of West 5th and...

Click to Watch Video CLEVELAND – In a neighborhood where there’s more check cashing places then grocery stores, there’s the Acy family and their garden. “This is a food desert where the average corner store sells nothing but junk food,” said the father, Stephen Acy. His wife, Erika Acy, started the idea of a community urban garden after...

I was always fascinated by growing food but turned off by how inefficient “conventional” methods are.  I did try them but between weeds, bugs, bending over, digging, and the rest, I knew there had to be a way to come up with a better mouse trap!  I started looking for something that could be used for vertical growing and that could be deployed at...

People have been growing food in urban areas for years, and you can remember how “victory gardens” were common even during World War II.  This idea of growing food, in small areas and urban neighborhoods is sweeping the nation and Baltimore has joined the trend. “Because of urban agriculture’s potential to feed, employ, beautify, and improve...

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“Locked behind black steel doors in Northumberland, England, the Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle grows around 100 infamous killers. From deadly nightshade to hemlock, the only way a plant can take root in this garden is if it is lethal to humans. Created by the Duchess of Northumberland, this is one garden where you won’t want to stop and smell the flowers.” ...

Having a thriving vegetable garden doesn’t have to end when summer does. With a little bit of planning, and preparation you can grow vegetables well into the winter months or even year round if you live in a warmer climate down south. But regardless of where you live, there’s a few crops you can count on to withstand cooler temps, frost, and even sometimes...

Making candied treats is always a pleasure. Not only is it easy & requires very few ingredients…there are plenty of things you can harvest from your home garden to “candy”. “Candied things are special. By cooking in a simple syrup and then drying, the moisture is removed and replaced with sugar which acts to preserve that which is being...

During the summer months, we usually have no problem with storing our fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden. There does come a time however when the abundance of produce seems like too much to keep up with and we struggle to either give extras away, or try cramming it all into the refrigerator. There are several downfalls of using the refrigerator as your...

In Sacramento California, Zone 9b, Kyle Hagerty is inspiring Urban Gardeners around the world. They started growing just enough food for themselves, but now they have opened up a farm stand in their front yard where they share their homegrown goodness with their entire community.  Tell us more about your amazing little farm stand and how it makes you feel being...

Garlic can be planted in the spring as soon as the ground can be worked, but fall planting is recommended. Bulbs will grow bigger and more flavorful when you plant them in the fall.  Plant 6 to 8 weeks before your first hard frost.  In southern areas, February or March can be a better time to plant. Most people generally plant garlic somewhere between October-February. ...

“It has a light to dark green color, thin skin, moisture-rich flesh with tiny edible seeds inside, and is enjoyed best in salads, sandwiches, or as a juice. It has a high water content that helps keep your body hydrated, and the low calorie content makes it a great choice for a weight loss diet. So let us try and understand how cucumbers help maintain our...