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Seed Saving in the City

You hear a lot about seed saving these days. Maybe it’s in reaction to those Big Companies that have taken control of a lot of the seed market with their patents and so forth. Or maybe it’s just that gardeners tend to be self-reliant and want to maintain their own control or preserve some of [...]

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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 Organic Gardening: Shoots, Sprouts, and Grasses

Shoots and sprouts are great for urban organic gardening because they take up so little space, can be grown completely indoors, and are super nutritious. They’re also a good choice if you’re teaching children how to grow food and/or you want to interest them in eating something nutritious.  (Most kids I know are a lot [...]

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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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Urban Gardening: The Suburban Spread

Urban gardening — or urban farming — is spreading across middle class neighborhoods throughout the country. And as it spreads into the suburbs, its scale is expanding, too. Suburban gardening isn’t just a pot of tomatoes on the balcony or some herbs on a windowsill. It’s people growing real food for their families. These are [...]

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How to Get Started as a Small-Space or Urban Organic Gardener

Are you an urban organic gardener? Or do you want to be one, but really just don’t have the space? Well, it might be easier to get gardening than you think.   In fact, a recent article by Jennifer Hetrick in readingeagle.com can show you how to get started with not much more space than a [...]

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