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Roger That! Community Garden Under Threat

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 23, 2014

As developers encroach on all available land in urban areas, the tension between green space and developed space is growing more serious, as evidenced in New York, where green space...


Meet the Brooklyn Grange, World's Largest Rooftop Farm

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 14, 2014

It should come as no surprise to learn that we're totally into rooftop gardening, because it's a great use of space and a fantastic way to connect people with the source of their food....


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A Community Garden Stealth Attack

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 30, 2013

Founded in the 1980s, Coney Island's Boardwalk Garden was a beloved spot for community members, who made use of the site to grow a profuse array of vegetables, raise chickens, and even...


Photo: Erwin Soo.

The Hanging Gardens of the Parkroyal Hotel Pickering

Posted by Katie Marks | Sep 13, 2013

I want to go to Singapore just to stay in this hotel. The Parkroyal Hotel Pickering is not your average luxury hotel, although it has all the fittings you'd expect, including stunning...


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Push Reel Mowers Versus Rotary Mowers

Posted by Sayward Rebhal | Jun 26, 2013

Full disclosure: I own a Push Reel mower. I am a downright dirty earth-loving station wagon-driving, no wait, I mean bike-riding urban homesteading vegan. It’s true. So I’m...


4x4 gardens in an urban Chicago backyard. Photo: roman.petruniak/flickr creative commons.

Five Ways to Use a Small Urban Backyard

Posted by Steve Graham | Jun 24, 2013

City dwellers often rely on botanical gardens and city parks for their outdoor fix, but many may have a perfectly good garden space in the back yard. Of course, the small backyard space...


Hyssop grows in a private garden. (Photo: Holger Casselmann/Wikimedia Commons.)

Unusual Herbs to Grow in Your Spring Garden

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Feb 11, 2013

You're already growing sweet basil, dill, and mint. Your parsley and cilantro are always abundant in your garden. Yet, for some strange reason, you want to kick it up a notch. You've...


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Awesome DIY Planters

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Feb 11, 2013

The cold month of February is the time to start seeds, and to start preparing planters for your container plants. Building cute and functional planters is a way to make the best of...