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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...

  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,”...

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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...

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...

John Roark / Post Register Post Register: Claudia Pine spent Wednesday morning at Happyville Farm digging up carrots, picking tomatoes and washing cucumbers. By the time she was done, Pine had 58 pounds of fresh vegetables that were separated into one-pound bunches. Each family who visited the Community Food Basket – Idaho Falls that day was given one. “Fresh,...

Saving tomato seeds is a popular tradition amongst most gardeners. They take their most prolific plants, and favorite varieties and pay special attention to harvesting seed for the following year. Hybrid vs. Heirloom and why it matters: Hybrid plants are a combination of two different sets of genetic material. If a hybrid tries to mate with another plant, even another...

Michael Sears JSOnline: An urban garden and community education center is being proposed for a central city site northwest of downtown Milwaukee. It would be developed on a 9,000-square-foot vacant lot, south of West Walnut Street between North 14th Lane and North 15th Street, by Venus Consulting LLC, according to a new Common Council resolution. That resolution...

ADAM M. RHODES We’re now in the eighth month of the COVID-19 pandemic, and millions are struggling to maintain their incomes and housing. But even before the pandemic started, one Chicago nonprofit, the Urban Growers Collective, was working to address residents’ struggles to access another basic necessity—fresh, healthy food—and the current crisis has only...

Jodi Kushins, of Over the Fence Urban Farm, in Columbus, picks cherry tomatoes at her farm Aug. 27. (Sarah Donaldson photo) COLUMBUS — Jodi Kushins, of Over the Fence Urban Farm, knows she doesn’t grow a lot compared to some farms. She feeds about 20 households through her CSA program, with 2,500 square feet in her yard and her neighbor’s yard. “It’s like...

Monitoring leader Arbie Santacera with Apple Montales and Estrelita Sanchez water their vegetables on an empty lot turned into urban gardening along Clemente road, Barangay Payatas B, Quezon City.INQUIRER PHOTO / RICHARD A. REYES MANILA, Philippines — Struggling to put food on their tables through weeks into quarantine due to the new coronavirus pandemic, residents...

Extra food from El Oasis is donated to Bienvenidos Food Bank as part of DUG’s pledge to help those with low access to fresh produce. Claire Duncombe Denver Urban Gardens plans to sell most of the land where it operates El Oasis, one of its Highland neighborhood gardens, to Caliber Construction in a $1.2 million deal set to close on December 1. But members...

Cooler nights bring questions, and we have been having cooler nights. I note more than a hint of panic, folks. Relax. The leaves have really not even started to turn color and lawns are still growing. Let’s start with lawn questions. There were several about fertilizing, probably due to the influence of Madison Avenue. There is always inventory left in the fall...

When Ben Bessler graduated with an accounting degree from Northern Kentucky University, he didn’t expect his work would one day have him shoveling dirt and food scraps in his parents’ backyard. But what began as a hobby at home has grown into a budding business addressing an environmental challenge alongside an emerging consumer demand. [WATCH VIDEO] “My...