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  LONGWOOD, the Bronx — It’s planting season at Black Joy Farm along East 163rd Street and Simpson Street in the Longwood neighborhood...

Have you left your plants unattended since a few days out of sheer laziness (blame it on the quarantine), or has your interest in plants waned because...

When Timothy Hammond decided to document his gardening adventures on Instagram, he thought he might attract a few like-minded people who shared his passion...

The city and the countryside haven’t always seen eye to eye. In fact, the world’s greatest cities define themselves as everything rural areas can’t...

Urban gardening is nothing new in Mexico. Lack of space and a growing population led to the invention of chinampas, artificial islands in the lake waters...

Photo: Bilal and Breonna Walker NEWARK, NJ — For the past 15 years, Lot 50 on Grafton Avenue in the city’s North Ward has been a wasteland of syringes and...

In Costello Park, the lonely farmer works his fields under the sun. Thomas Paulsen, of Andover, holds the rototiller’s wide handlebars and plows...

  Diatomaceous earth is a naturally occurring, soft sedimentary rock that is crumbled into a fine white powder. Wondering how you can use DE in your...

NOTE FOR 2020 READERS: This is the eleventh in a series of open letters to the next century, now just 80 years away. The series asks: What will the world...

On March 13, Gov. Ralph Northam ordered schools closed in the interest of public safety. With the schoolhouse shuttered, many high school seniors are...

In recent weeks, public health experts have warned that the coronavirus pandemic could have a devastating effect on mental health. In the United States,...

There’s nothing like eating veggies you grew in your own garden. But gardening is a big investment: there’s the daily watering, the careful...

When restaurants closed their dining rooms because of the coronavirus outbreak, Good Life Growing was left with a glut of vegetables. It also had bills...

Natural disasters, economic crises and viral outbreaks have greatly impacted our cities in the past. Today, we witness this effect with the COVID-19 viral...

Agrihood–it sounds like a trendy buzzword from the coffee bars of New York or San Francisco. In fact, that is where it’s from. The term ‘agrihood’...

In 1972, when Elizabeth Scholtz became director of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the splendid 52-acre urban garden founded in 1910, she was not only...

If you’re fortunate enough to have your own yard or garden area, you may want to start spending more time in it. New research from the United Kingdom...

For New Yorkers looking to plant spring flowers, shrubs, or vegetable seedlings, figuring out which garden centers and nurseries are open — let alone...

Spring is here and, after spending a great deal of time indoors over the past few months, it’s the perfect time to (safely) get outside, unplug from...

Since we’re all stuck at home trying to improve our health and immune system, it is important to keep the air in our homes clean. There are several...