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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...

Urban Organic Gardener Interviewing @mujerlocaplanta, from Instagram! What inspired you to start a front yard, urban garden? I grew up in a rural area about 30 minutes from where I live now. My grandparents and various other family members all live on “the Farm” and pretty much all of them are and have always been...

A new urban farm has sprouted up in Harlem “the northern Manhattan neighborhood synonymous with New York City’s African-American culture”.  A woman with strong hometown roots in Israel, had the goal to supply her community with organic and locally grown produce. Children from her community are now planting hydroponic vegetable gardens inside of repurposed,...

“Observant travelers bustling about JFK’s Terminal 5 may occasionally catch a surprising glimpse of leafy green nestled amidst the airport’s concrete maze. You can find JetBlue’s T5 Farm at the Departures gate in JFK’s Terminal 5.” Read more here: “Gothamist.com“ ...

“In February, the country launched a Ministry of Urban Farming, tasked with encouraging more home and community gardening and chicken-keeping. Its head, Lorena Freitez, said the push will help bring “food sovereignty” to Venezuelan cities, where both local food production and food imports are down and social unrest is increasing. ” So now...

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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 a...

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Recently, Venezuela has declared a “food emergency”.  Because it is facing a shortage of bread, milk, and meat, along with other staples…the government has urged Venezuelans to help feed themselves by growing food in their own urban gardens. They’ve also encouraged keeping chickens, even in urban areas. Josefina Requena is one citizen who...

Even if you’re short on space, or gardening in urban areas, you can still grow some of your own food and enjoy a year-round garden.  Container gardening can be very productive as long as you maximize your containers potential.  As long as you have one large pot, (we suggest 18″ or larger in diameter) you can grow “10 different crops in a single...

If you want to get a jump start on your gardening outside, but temperatures are still quite cool, you can use milk jugs to create mini-greenhouses. “Three cold-treatment methods that work include: 1) Plant in recycled containers that are monitored outside; 2) Pre-chill the seeds in the refrigerator; and, 3) directly sow the seeds on prepared beds that are either...

Mr. Willie Anderson, an 82 year old Mississippi man, has been container gardening for over 8 years. He originally started out with 100 buckets, but now his garden boasts over 1000!  He grows fruits, vegetables and herbs and even has a sprinkler set-up to water his “bucket garden”.  The garden is totally organic. “I use grass clippings, soybean stalks,...

Many urban dwellers have found that even in the smallest of spaces, you can create beauty through urban gardening.  All you need is some creativity! “Inventive urban gardeners don’t dwell on what they don’t have, but use what they do have. ” Check out the full article here to find out how you can transform any piece of concrete, wall, rooftop or piece...

“All Freight Farms units are built in repurposed 40-foot insulated shipping containers. Everything from water to the LED lights in the units are digitally controlled, and each unit is also a Wifi hotspot, connected to the network of Freight Farm units across the country. Today more than 50 farmers are growing produce in refrigerated shipping containers known...

People living in urban areas are sometimes frightened about lead being in their soil.  In a new study, they found that by using compost you can help keep yourself and your family safe from toxic lead poisoning.   “Good compost will also guarantee that you will have plenty of vegetables to harvest.” The University of Washington led a study that looked...