High above the Boston Medical Center grows a bountiful organic vegetable garden that feeds patients, staff and the poor. More than a hundred volunteers tend the garden, which includes kale, collard greens, bok choy, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, peppers, eggplant, beans, squash and a wide variety of herbs. The crops are grown in organic soil in recycled milk crates...

Spending time in outdoors, taking time out of every day to surround yourself with greenery and living things can be one of life’s great joys – and recent research also suggests it’s good for your body and your brain. Scientists have found that spending two hours a week in nature is linked to better health and well-being. It’s maybe not entirely surprising...

<CHICAGO (WLS) — At sites throughout the city, the women-owned farms of Urban Growers Collective are providing a vehicle for social justice and food security through urban farming and gardening. “We farm and use farming as a way to create social change,” said co-founder Erika Allen, who serves as CEO and Director of Operations. The collective...

Rice paddies in New York City? You will find them among the 40,000-square feet of urban farm that stretched across the southern end of Randall’s Island. Along with the boasting the only rice paddies in New York City (there are four), the Urban Farm at Randall’s Island also has 100 raised beds, two greenhouses, an outdoor kitchen, and an integrated compost bin...

September has hit New York, and that means the air is getting cooler, the subways are getting slightly less sweaty and we can all resume arguing whether pumpkin-flavored things are good. It’s the time of year that makes us start thinking of farm life, getting the flannel out of the closet and hitting a hayride. You might be thinking that farms and New York City...

Growing a food oasis On Saturday, Sept. 7, Fresh Fest Cleveland 2019 celebrated agriculture, entrepreneurship, and the arts at popular Rid-All Farm and Otter Park. Fresh Fest visitors sampled ingredients that make up healthy meals and a sustainable community. “This is primarily a place-making project,” said Kim Foreman, executive director of Environmental Health...

SPROUTS: Each and every living seed will grow into a plant. It’s when that seed begins to grow (germinate) that we call the beginning growth stage of the plant a “sprout”. Oftentimes, people germinate will grow sprouts in water. To ensure that they do not get moldy, those seeds are rinsed several times a day. Sprouts grow very quickly, and...

Standing between two buildings on 127th Street, a group of campers on the cusp of adolescence mulled over a change in schedule. Normally, they would spend the morning planting and gardening as part of Harlem Grown, a youth development nonprofit that uses gardening and cooking to teach and empower children in Harlem. But on this Friday, they would become amateur cartographers,...

After a hearing a passionate debate among a panel of international scientists over which endangered species is the most important, the audience voted bees. The annual debate sponsored by Earthwatch took place at the Royal Geographical Society in London. The audience was asked if they had a trillion dollars to spend on the conservation of a single endangered species,...

“In the last 10 months, the Escambia County Road Prison work camp in Cantonment has produced over 40 tons of fruits, vegetables and fish used to feed inmates and save taxpayer dollars. The facility has grown over 80,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables in the last 10 months, including a 134 pound watermelon, at the facility on Highway 297A. Inmates who work...

“Welcome to the newest farm in Pillsbury United Communities, this one is quite special,” Food Systems Manager Ethan Neal told us. “It’s the biggest one we have in our portfolio and the only one we have in north Minneapolis.” READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE: FOX9.com ...

Habitat gardens are purposeful, planned and planted areas that support our native flora and fauna ecosystems. These gardens follow a few steps that promote healthy life cycles for pollinators and create pockets or bridges that help connect the fragmentation of our natural areas. In all geographic areas, plant, animal and insect species evolved together over millennia....

Tucked between rows of brick homes in Northeast Baltimore, Atiya Wells discovered an extraordinary place. The budding naturalist was driving around her neighborhood in February 2018 when she stumbled upon a vacant lot bursting with flora and fauna on Plainfield Avenue in Frankford. Wells spotted a red fox slinking through the unruly tangle of trees, grasses...

In the Bible, planting is a metaphor for faith, pruning is a response to disobedience and the harvest is a blessing to be shared. Those and other lessons come to life in the half-acre gardens of Passage Home, an East Raleigh faith-based nonprofit that helps its clients break out of poverty. Working in the community gardens is one of several job-training opportunities...

Growing a fall garden can be a lot of fun and extremely rewarding. You may even enjoy it more than having a traditional summer/spring garden! A lot of gardeners will tell you that there are many perks to gardening once the fall months arrive. Want to start your fall garden? NOW is the perfect time to be starting some of your favorite varieties indoors to later be...

Jonathan Webb’s farm doesn’t look like much: tawny soil stretching to a line of trees, a trailer with a few makeshift desks. But if Mr. Webb gets his way, by mid-2020, the Morehead, Ky., the property will house a 60-acre greenhouse—the first in a series of multi-acre, technology-augmented indoor farms meant to bring jobs to Appalachia and fresh-picked tomatoes...

The Ithaca Children’s Garden (ICG) is an award-winning public children’s garden free and open to all every day of the year, from dawn to dusk. Its mission is to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards, and does so through authentic, hands-on, child-led engagement with the natural world. Ithaca Bakery is a local destination that has stood the test...

As urban agriculture programs expand in Chicago and other cities, a new project aims to unearth data on one of the biggest potential obstacles to city-based farming efforts: soil contamination. The University of Illinois’ Chicago Safe Soils Initiative is offering free soil lead tests to home gardeners and urban farmers across the Chicago area. The new effort –...

If you travel by train into Bristol from north of the city, there is a point two miles from the center when you can catch sight of a tiny farmyard. Nestling at the bottom of a railway embankment between houses, builders yards, and a car rental depot, it has sties, snoozing Gloucester Old Spot pigs, a paddock with caramel-colored Dexter cattle grazing and vegetable...

BEREA, Ky. — A pilot program in Berea where women in recovery learn job skills through farming saw its first batch of graduates this month. Harvesting Hope is a partnership between Sustainable Berea and Liberty Place, a recovery center for women in Richmond, along with several local businesses. Program director Cheyenne Olson said many people might be surprised...