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NBC12 – WWBT – Richmond, VA News On Your Side (WATCH THE VIDEO!) “From high above, the Bellemeade-Oak Grove neighborhood looks like any other one in south Richmond. However, if you move in a bit closer, you’ll see one backyard on Wright Avenue that makes the neighborhood unique. That’s because you are looking at a farm right in the heart of the...

“Growing up in Washington, D.C.’s Columbia Heights neighborhood, Rebecca Lemos-Otero says her first experience with nature came in her late teens when her mother started a community garden. “I was really surprised and quickly fell in love,” she recalls. The garden was peaceful, and a “respite” from the neighborhood, which had...

                Controlling insects in the garden may seem like a never ending battle for some, but have you ever considered that fixing the problem may be as simple as just planting a few “sacrificial crops” for the problematic bugs to feast on instead of your prized fruits or vegetables? Planting a variety of “trap plants”...

Urban areas are difficult for someone who wants to maintain a fresh diet. The main reason is money: fresh vegetables and fruits are expensive because the product has to be shipped and you end up paying for the delivery cost more than for the quality of the product itself. With the Mobile Good Food Market, you can have your fresh veggies and greens without traveling....

Learn 30 Things That Can Make Your Garden Better! 1. Cardboard and Newspapers Must you have cardboards and newspapers? Do you know you can use them in your garden? From putting them into the compost to suppressing weeds or this DIY newspaper seed starter, there are many ways. Find out more cardboard uses here! 2. Wine Bottles From creating a water fountain to bird...

Seedlings do not emerge after planting: It’s possible that not enough time has passed. Make sure your soil is not too dry and that the temperature is correct for starting whatever seeds you’re trying to grow. Wondering what plants grow best during specific times of the year? Read Gardening Through the Different Seasons. Plants grow slowly with light green...

Tucked away around the north side of his Ocean Park home, Conrad Clark has a very productive garden. Cilantro, parsley, kale, arugula, lettuce and spinach plants produce enough vegetables for fresh soups and salads every week from the four-by-ten-foot raised bed. A nearby Tsasuma tree is heavy with fruit. It’s an impressive set-up for a 13-month-old amateur, who...

“PHOENIX – Los Olivos Park in Phoenix could be home to a first-of-its-kind urban farm, market and education center. “There’s nowhere that a child can go today, [who] lives in the core of Phoenix — in this neighborhood, to actually see a working example of agriculture,” said Aric Mei, a local restaurateur behind the project....

“I spend a lot (probably too much) of time at home. As a freelance writer, most of my days used to begin with a casual wake-up initiated by my internal alarm clock and a sluggish relocation from my bed to the kitchen table. Sometimes, I feared I might need to have the “I know it looks like I haven’t moved from this spot since you left, but I promise I...

“Chanowk Yisrael runs next door to surprise his neighbors with a bowl of cherries he just harvested with the help of 48 other members of the community. The harvest came from the school across the street, with which he has a Memorandum of Understanding agreement for the use of the garden. Yisrael, his wife Judith and her family, and their nine children are not...

“Drums can be great for building raised garden beds. If you happened to have some barrel drums around collecting dust, this might be a good project for you. Just cut the drums in halves and build a stand to support them. Your garden bed is ready for some beautiful flowers! Watch the video tutorial for how to cut the barrel drums.” via “NewzMagazine.com“ ...

HELP SUPPORT THIS PROJECT “Since moving to Nicaragua, a day doesn’t go by when we bite into produce grown here and taste the bitter flavor of chemicals. The use of these chemicals goes back generations. This, along with a changing climate and five years of drought has had a devastating impact on the environment, depleted soil quality, and caused malnutrition....

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“Now more startups and city authorities are finding ways to grow food closer to home. High-tech “vertical farms” are sprouting inside warehouses and shipping containers, where lettuce and other greens grow without soil, stacked in horizontal or vertical rows and fed by water and LED lights, which can be customized to control the size, texture or other characteristic...

Nick DeMarsh, food systems developer with Groundwork Milwaukee, joined Pete Schwaba to talk about Groundwork Milwaukee’s Young Farmers Program. DeMarsh’s Young Farmers Program teaches kids about urban farming and how food can be used to help communities. Original article can be found at: “www.wtmj.com“ ...

“Located on what was the last tract of property zoned for agriculture in Milwaukee, a former professional athlete started a farm that has spurred dozens of others to grow in cities’ urban cores.” “What I’m teaching today, a lot was passed on to me by my parents,” Allen said. “My family has been farming for more than 400 years,...

“CSAs benefit consumers by providing them with fresh, local produce at a reasonable price. As our lives get busier, it only gets harder to make time for thoughtful grocery shopping, where you try to get a healthy mix of fruits and vegetables. Eliminating that task is a big time-saver. The unexpected benefit of using a CSA, is that you will likely receive produce...