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Old dressers are easy to come by and for balcony gardeners or anyone who’s wanting to grow more food in less space by creating a vertical garden, this project might just be for you!  “Making a container garden from up-cycled dresser drawers is pretty simple. You’ll want to start with a plan. Things you’ll want to consider… Where will the...

This urban farm in Detroit is growing more than 800 lbs. of fresh fruits and vegetables annually and then donates it all to local food banks.  The farm is completely ran by volunteers and within the park you’ll find over 200 varieties of plants, vines, and fruit trees, which make a wonderful habitat for bees and butterflies. “Lafayette Greens also provides...

A new 14,000+ square foot rooftop garden is being constructed in Europe and it’s scheduled to be completed this month. Their fish and vegetables will be ready for purchase beginning sometime in April, although tours will begin sometime in February. The building “will house Europe’s largest commercial urban food production facility, covering a 13,000...

With the sound of busy free-ways near by, this community gathers at the Boyle Heights Urban Garden to find peace and relaxation.  At the Mott Street Urban Farm, there is a school garden, and room for community members to garden in their own plots. People of all ages, and all income levels come together to do one thing. Take back control of their food source. “The...

Urban farms are popping up all over the country and providing the farmers with extra income, some even enough to support their families and lifestyle.   They usually consist of novice farmers and small plots that cater to providing the community members with fresh, organic produce that’s grown locally. Something people are very attracted to. From the farmers...

After four decades, San Diego’s Pacific Beach Community Garden has closed for good but there is hope.  “…The end of the garden does not mean the members will stop exercising their green thumbs. They are hoping to section off a portion of land in De Anza Cove to create a new garden. They will also turn to their neighbors for help. “The gardeners...

“The new year is the perfect time to set new goals for yourself, especially if you have been thinking about growing a garden. THIS IS YOUR YEAR!  Don’t be discouraged by lack of space, or knowledge about growing specific varieties.   Set some small attainable goals for yourself in the gardening department and before the year is over you’ll be...

Not everyone who grows their own food has acres of land or even a large suburban backyard. Many home gardeners everywhere are learning how to grow their favorite fruits, veggies and herbs vertically to save space. This is important for high-rise dwellers, balcony or rooftop gardeners and even renters who are unable to use what little space they may have in their yard. Here’s...

Next time you’re at a Red Sox game at Fenway Park, wander over to the Third Base side of the EMC Level for a peek at their 5,000 square foot urban farm. Positioned on top of their Front Office, they’re growing an estimated 4,000 lbs. of broccoli, kale, sweet potatoes and more!  If you’re hungry, sit down at the Fenway Park’s EMC Club restaurant...

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...

In Columbus, Ohio there is a three acre plot of farmland devoted to healing people through a program called “Garden of Hope”.   There you’ll find fruits and vegetables being grown by cancer patients and cancer survivors.  Growing and harvesting their own organic food improves their health while reducing their risk of future cancer recurrences. “After...

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 post can be found at: http://www.fastcoexist.com/ This massive Japanese vegetable factory saves water and energy—along with human labor.When a sprawling new “vegetable factory” opens near Kyoto, Japan in 2017, it will be the first farm with no farmers. Robots will plant lettuce seeds, transplant them, raise the vegetables, and automatically...

Original post can be found at: Inquisitr If your town isn’t on board with urban gardens, they are living in the past, because urban gardens are sprouting up all over the nation as people search for more sustainability and more control over what they put in their mouths. Farmland is scarce and costly, according to WGBH News, which featured an article on urban farms....