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5 Urban Gardening Basics

City life does not have to be drab and grey! Urban gardening trends can offer a taste of the green prairies – but with a lot more style and much softer hands. Here are five ways to keep nature thriving in an urban home.
DIY urban gardening

DIY Gardening Ideas with Recycled Items – Infographic

Urban gardening with recycled items is becoming an increasingly popular trend. We've already covered in detail how to make a vertical wall garden, but this infographic goes into greater details about the options you...
urban forest

5 Underestimated Benefits of Urban Forests

You know that trees are an indispensable factor in our environment. You know that they supply the oxygen we breathe and make our surroundings more beautiful. But, there are some incredible benefits of trees—especially...

Seeds in the City: Urban Orchards Sprout Up in Canada

Canada’s Greenest City has gone fruity – creating the country’s first urban orchard and one that is being touted as the largest of its kind on the continent.Growing fruit in city spaces, while innovative...
urban farm

Hurricane Sandy’s latest victim: Urban Farms and their Food Supplies

Hurricane Sandy has not only ruined homes in New York City and New Jersey, but has also ruined urban farms which will now face crop losses that could potentially take years to recover.And it's...
Green Vacant Lot

Study Shows: A Green World Is A Safe World

We've all seen sketchy vacant lots in cities and towns that serve as an unofficial garbage dump and litter box. I know my first thought is: How hard can it be for the government...
Wall Garden

Green in the City

Although I can’t boast owning a green thumb, I do love plants. I love eating them, I love looking at them, I love being in their midst— in a forest or a greenhouse or...
growing food in cities

3 Ways People Are Growing Their Own Food in Cities

From growing herbs and lettuce in your apartment to raising chickens, many people have taken control over at least a portion of their own food production. Let’s look at three ways you can begin...