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THESUZGAZETTE.COM – November is one of my favorite months in the California garden. Fragrances are earthy and fresh, especially after a rain, with hints of spice and healthy soil. I watch leaves descend, winds sway even large tree branches, and sheets of rain (hopefully!) wash off a year’s dust. Birds and even some late butterflies, moths and bees work feverishly...

HERALDANDNEWS.COM – Gardening in all forms — from window boxes to major landscape renovations — surged in 2020. Whether for mental peace, food security, or a meaningful “socially distanced pastime,” people turned to gardening this year. Increased interest in all things gardening led to temporary shortages in seeds and plants this year, causing a similar...

WFMZ.COM – Whole Foods Market customers are now able to purchase a range of fresh produce that has been grown by Infarm – the world’s fastest-growing urban farming network. It marks the third major expansion into the UK retail space for Infarm as retailers seek ways to reduce the environmental footprint in their supply chain and develop their range...

TALLAHASSEE.COM – Officials broke ground on the pilot location of the City of Tallahassee’s own urban farm, “City Farm TLH,” this week. The “innovative urban farm with an entrepreneurial training program” is located at 530 Kissimmee St., previously a vacant lot. “Funded by a Knight Foundation grant, City Farm TLH is part...

Urban farmer Rachel Rubenstein on a farm in East Brunswick, not far from the Melbourne CBD.(ABC Regional: Marty McCarthy) ABC.NET.AU – Urban farmer Rachel Rubenstein thinks the coronavirus pandemic, which has shut down major cities, state, and international borders, is a chance to rethink where we get our food from. Local car parks, median strips and rooftops,...

Patricia Spence stands in Clark Farm, one of the earliest intact examples of agricultural property in an urban space in Massachusetts. (Photo: Courtesy of Bruce Gellerman, WBUR) Podcast – Boston, Massachusetts is home to the United States’ oldest, continually-operated Victory Garden, made up of some 500 small plots dating back to World War Two. Today,...

SAN JOSE, CA – OCTOBER 21: New chicken coops are the first stop on a tour by local legislators at the Veggielution Community Farm, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in San Jose, Calif. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group) MercuryNews.com – Salinas Valley Assemblyman Robert Rivas visited Veggielution Community Farm in San Jose on Wednesday morning on a tour of agriculture...

Never before has it been more important to consider growing you own vegetables. But how? American gardening guru Ron Finley, aka the Gangsta Gardener, shares some down-to-earth advice with Sanet Oberholzer. Is not having green fingers really a thing? We all have green fingers because we all are carbon, we come from the earth and where do we go back to? We turn into...

BobVila.com – Throughout the growing season, garden plants work together with microbes to break down and use organic matter within the soil. During the off season, unprotected garden beds are at risk of erosion, a process that strips away the topsoil resulting in a loss of nutrients, and soil compaction, which reduces water infiltration and drainage, damaging...

https://www.urbanorganicgardener.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Copy_of_Fall_Gardening_In_Containers_313364622_720x720_F30.mp4 There is something very rewarding about saving seeds. Share them with your friends & neighbors, or give them away as small gifts. By saving your own seeds you’ll help preserve important heirloom varieties.  SeedsNow.com is giving...

  Record-Eagle.com – Today’s mass-produced food landscape is often detrimental to food sovereignty efforts. Indigenous ancestral teachings are anchored in creation stories and cover science, math, history, and sociology. They shaped the food systems of each community for thousands of years before colonization. “Our foods speak their own ancestral language,”...

LancasterFarming.com – Late summer and fall plantings are of key importance for birds and insects, says Judy Semroc, a conservation specialist with Ohio’s Cleveland Museum of Natural History, who recently presented a webinar as part of Butler County Penn State Extension’s fall garden seminar. Semroc said that some of the best plants, with high pollen-nectar...

OAOnline.com – As your summer gardening winds down, it is a good time to plant a few herbs for your holiday cooking. Nothing is better than stepping out your backdoor and picking fresh herbs. Parsley, rosemary, sage, oregano, cilantro and chives are all great additions to dishes for the fall. Lavender and mint can be used for cooking, as well as teas and essential...

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ModernFarmer.com – In my ongoing quest to learn everything I can about gardening as part of our Million Gardens Movement, I recently encountered a fascinating thing: urban permaculture. Australian academics Bill Mollison and David Holmgren are credited with creating the concept of permaculture in the 1970s. Mollison, an ecologist and university professor, defined...

Volunteers break ground at new Virginia Highlands Park urban garden (Photo courtesy Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture) Arlnow.com – A portion of Virginia Highlands Park, near Pentagon City, is being transformed into a vibrant display of gardening through a new agricultural initiative. The Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture, National Living BID, Livability...

DailyJournal.com – There is a tried-and-true wake-up call every October that alerts me to the fickle nature of autumn gardening. Right on cue, it happened this week. It’s not the colorful tree leaves floating in my water garden, or geese flying southward, or other natural phenology events. What gets me going in earnest is the State Fair, which starts out...

Victorine Mbazang harvests greens from her plot at Blair Road Community Garden. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post) WASHINGTONPOST.COM -Victorine Mbazang proudly stands in a sea of green fruit and vegetable plants at her plot at Blair Road Community Garden in Northwest Washington’s Manor Park. “This garden is very important to me, like my grandbaby,” said...

LA TIMES – So you likely spent a bundle on preparing your first victory garden last spring, with organic potting soils, compost and manures. Why should you have to go out to buy more for your cool-weather garden this fall? Because the veggies you planted last spring devoured those beneficial microbes, said master gardener Yvonne Savio, creator of GardeningInLA.net,...

GreenQueen.com – Agtech startup Rooted wants to make urban farming the new corporate hobby with its new micro-learning platform, which offers users the tools and skills they need to grow their own food at home. Launched amid the coronavirus pandemic at the agri-food conference Future Food Asia 2020, which has led most of us to rethink food safety and health,...

We don’t just turn to Instagram to stalk our favorite celebrities and social influencers to find out what they’re wearing, eating or where they hang out. Instagram also has a bevy of great accounts that celebrate and share knowledge about the dirty but glorious world of gardening. So, for those who’ve started to dabble in urban gardening during the pandemic...