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Urban Gardening: The Path to Freedom

Before anyone points it out to me, I know that I’ve shown today’s video about this urban gardening operation before. I’m not sure when, a long time ago I think, but it has been posted before. So, why am I posting it again? Because it’s so interesting and inspirational. And it’s short. So if you [...]

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10 Tips for Container Gardening

If you’re one of those gardeners — or would-be gardeners — who find themselves with a lack-of-space dilemma, don’t despair. You really can grow produce in containers, and today’s post has ten tips for container gardening from San Francisco Bay Area gardening consultant and edible-garden designer Steve Masley to help you do it. Find out the [...]

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Indoor Gardening, Urban Gardening, It’s-Cold-Outside-and-I’m-Bored Gardening

It just snowed! I know that’s no big deal to a lot of you (as well as a very big deal to others), but it just reminds me that I really am cooped up inside:  There is no way to work outside right now even if it’s just picking up sticks. So, what’s a frustrated [...]

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The Magic Bus: Urban Gardening on the Move

We’ve seen a lot of creative urban gardening: vacant-lot gardens, balcony gardens, rooftop gardens, and vertical gardens on both interior and exterior walls. But Urban Garden’s article  “Phyto Kinetic: Green Roofs for City Buses and Improved Urban Ecosystem”  (don’t worry the article is more interesting than the title) discusses one of the most creative approaches [...]

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Gardening Tips on Toxic Soil

When most of us think of organic gardening, we think of healthy things: healthy activity, healthy plants, healthy food, etc.  But what if you have to deal with something possibly very unhealthy before you can even get started? What if your garden soil is unhealthy? What if it’s toxic? One gardener had just those concerns [...]

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Building Community with Urban Gardening

When I think of urban gardening, I usually picture individuals gardening on their balconies or tending a window farm or maybe working in their plot in a community garden.  But there’s another side to urban gardening, and this side is far from a solitary pursuit. In fact, it’s the opposite and is actually directed towards [...]

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Urban Gardening: How to Build a Self-Watering Container (Cheap!)

This post could have gone in so many categories: urban gardening, gardening methods, DIY (if this blog had a DIY category), and so on.  But, basically, it’s for anyone who wants to grow their own organic produce in limited space and without spending a lot of money. I’m sure you’re familiar with self-watering plant containers; [...]

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Garden News: Urban Organic Gardening Spreading in Houston

Yesterday we had a post  on indoor urban organic gardening using window farms, but today there’s  garden news on outdoor urban organic gardening. A couple of days ago the mayor of Houston dedicated a new urban garden — The Harry Holmes Healthy Harvest — that is the first project of I-Grow-Houston, an initiative of Urban [...]

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Garden News: Window Farms

You know how you start looking for something on the internet and, the next thing you know, you’re way beyond what you started out looking for? Today I was looking into an interesting article from New Delhi, India, on having a kitchen garden in your apartment, and I found something even more interesting in the [...]

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Urban Organic Gardening: The Path to Freedom

Urban organic gardening. Some of those words don’t really seem to go together. Well, they didn’t seem to. But as more and more of us face the realities of pesticides, herbicides, pollution, genetically engineered crops, and the expense of buying healthy food, it seems like there should be a way to make them go together. [...]

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