Recent Urban Gardening Articles

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How to Handle the Overload of Plastic in Your Kitchen

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 03, 2014

The use of plastics in the kitchen is ringing more and more warning bells among environment- and health-conscious folks these days. Items like plastic bags, dishes, food storage containers,...

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Eco-Friendly Garden Flower Arrangement

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 22, 2014

Summer is peak season for gorgeous fresh flowers. What a pleasure to walk through fragrant, lushly blooming gardens in backyards and parks! And what a temptation it is to bring the...

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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...


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...