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Not everything you eat during the holidays has to be “bad” for you! Here’s 8 quick, delicious and healthy fruit and veggies trays to serve up during your next Christmas party. Tomato and Basil Caprese Wreath, by VeggieWala Holiday Ornament Veggie Tray, by ButterWithASideOfBread Joy Veggie Tray, by ModernParentsMessyKids Edible Fruit Tree,...

Photo Cred: Mark Hogan/Flickr Lead is a being found in the soil in many urban gardens.  Recently surveyed were 71 urban gardens in New York City, and guess what? They all tested positive for high levels of lead and arsenic.  So what can you do to protect yourself if you’re gardening in the city?  Well, besides having your soil tested, here are some other...

Photo by Rebecca Cuttler Do you lack outdoor garden space? Are you an apartment or condo dweller who is wanting to start growing some of your own food?  Even YOU can grow nutritious food at home without a backyard or any raised garden beds. “Growing food, even if it’s a small amount, is a beautiful, fun and creative experience. The subtle shift from being...

source: The Incredible Edible Farm In Southern California, there’s an urban farm called The Incredible Edible Park and they are feeding about 200,000 people every month!  The park consists of 4 1/2 acres of land and is ran by the City of Irvine, the OC Great Park, Orange County Produce, and Second Harvest Food Bank.  The food grown in the park is taken...

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Growing sprouts is an easy way to still grow some food during the cold winter months if you’re unable to get out and work the soil in your garden.  Not only do they taste great, but you can be harvesting sprouts to eat in as little as 3-5 days! They are delicious on sandwiches, salads and stir-fry’s. The most common sprouts that people are growing these...

There are plenty of good reasons why you should get try getting your feet wet with hydroponics, but here’s 6 reasons that might just have you building your own system this weekend. #1- You Are In Control: You will become the master of the water, experimenting with different nutrients to come up with an easy formula to keep your plants at their healthiest....

From Visually by WebpageFX.   #1.  LETTUCE Lettuce can be grown practically anywhere. Lettuce it is a cool-season vegetable, with an ideal temperature of 50-60 degrees. It does poorly in hot weather, and is tolerant to some frost and light freezes. The leafy types mature quickly and are more suited for warm climates. Cos is also more heat tolerant. It will...

It’s pretty cool how people can use shipping containers.  We’ve seen people use shipping containers and transform them into homes, hotels, business.  In fact, here is an amazing collection photos of how people have used shipping containers.  People sure are creative!  And best of all, the containers aren’t all that expensive.  The possibilities...

News from ecowatch.com:  Brooklyn-based urban farming company Gotham Greens opened the world’s largest rooftop farm in Chicago, the company announced Thursday. Gotham Greens ‏@gothamgreens #Chicago is now home to the World’s Largest Rooftop Farm! Check out our largest project yet http://prn.to/1Qx6Pot @gothamgreens Click here to read more about the World’s...

Original source of this post: www.howweflourish.com There is a great blog we recently came across, howweflourish.com.  She recently wrote about why and how everyone should be growing and eating broccoli sprouts.  The results are overwhelmingly positive. DID YOU KNOW?  Broccoli sprouts are 10x – 100x higher in some cancer fighting compounds than the actual...

“All of our food here is grown by the kids but the community comes in and takes it for free,” said Rodriguez. “We don’t charge. There is no membership. They come in, take what they want, measure, and then we know how much we’ve grown throughout the year.” – Nando Rodriguez Read the full news article on ABC 7 NY here:  http://abc7ny.com/food/teens-cultivate-urban-farm-in-hamilton-heights/1101080/   ...

Original post can be found at: “richmondconfidential.org/” Andromeda Brooks is changing the way we look at vacant lots. Tired of staring at the litter outside her window, Brooks decided to turn a blighted lot at Chanslor Avenue and First Street into an experiment in urban agriculture. “I’m gonna put food on the corner instead of drugs,”...

On November 25, 2015 Ruarri Serpa from voiceofsandiego.org recently wrote an article about what the the coastal town of Encinitas is going through right now. Serpa writes, “Green-thumbed residents and city leaders say that Encinitas has become unfriendly to agriculture. At the same time, though, that same group wants people to connect to their food sources,...

Original post can be found at: “Munchies.vice.com“” It’s no surprise that rooftop farms have the potential to impact a local community.  The amount of food that can be grown on the top of a building is quite surpirsing.  In fact, Munchies.vice.com recently wrote an article about how a rooftop garden in Atlanta is directly benefiting its local...

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Original Post Can Be Found At: dw.com More and more people are turning to foods that are produced sustainably. And Berlin is a cornucopia of organic, regional and seasonal produce. An American gourmet magazine recently declared Berlin the vegetarian capital. In any case, more and more people in the German capital are going green when it comes to food. There are several...

The original source of this post can be found @ foxsanantonio.com NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jen French) — Beatrice Gatebuke’s roots are actually in Rwanda. She’s a refugee. At the age of 13, she and her parents escaped genocide. “Nothing was familiar,” Gatebuke said. “It’s a brand new environment. We didn’t speak the language; we had to go...