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Recent Urban Gardening Articles


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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...


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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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Need Temporary Chickens? Rent-a-Hen Has You Covered

Posted by Katie Marks | Sep 09, 2013

Ah, the sound of happy clucking in the backyard, the pleasure of seeing chickens sun themselves in the garden, and the joy of knowing that your soil is being thoroughly worked over...


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We're In Love With Cool Container Gardens!

Posted by s.e. smith | Aug 06, 2013

Container gardens. Awesome, right? Everyone's all about the gardening in containers these days, from that hipster down the street to the grandma on the corner. But don't you think...


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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...


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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...