Philly is creating first-ever urban agriculture manifesto

Kensington residents have cultivated fresh vegetables on abandoned lots in the corner of Norris and Lawrence streets for seven years. Last year, a portion of the César Andreu Iglesias Community Garden was bought by a developer, and now the owner of the rest of the land wants to reclaim it. The garden will probably lose […] […]

Indy’s “Young Urban Gardener” off to NYC for Disney+ screening

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – Austin Hurt, the “Young Urban Gardener” from Indianapolis, is now sharing his story with the world. We first introduced you to Austin two years ago, sharing his mission to feed the hungry from the food he grows in his east side garden. Now, he’s being featured in an episode on Disney+ as […] […]

Kids learn about sustainability at the Boise Urban Garden School

BOISE, Idaho — We’re going to the Boise Urban Garden School this week to meet our innovative educator. Education, sustainability, community and growth are the values at “BUGS.” Teachers serve about 10,000 kids at the school every year. The Boise Urban Garden School called “BUGS” for short — is for everyone. “We are all about […] […]

Meet the ‘plant influencers,’ millennials teaching the ways of urban gardening

‘Plants keep our souls alive,’ says Anuella Alexandre, Founder of A Green Community and one of the ‘plant influencers,’ working to keep local schools and businesses green. Roderick Johnson, the founder of Revolutionary Garden, says society is in a “food war,” battling against the chemicals and pesticides that taint our food. The mini biome, their […] […]

Urban, home gardens could help curb food insecurity, health problems

Food deserts are an increasingly recognized problem in the United States, but a new study from the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, published by Elsevier, indicates urban and home gardens — combined with nutrition education — could be a path toward correcting that disadvantage. Researchers from the University of California at San Francisco partnered […] […]

How To Roast Your Own Pumpkin Seeds At Home

Next time you carve a Jack-O-Lantern or cook a pumpkin for pie filling, save those seeds! Roasted pumpkin seeds are nutritious and delicious, great as a salad topping, and best of all, they’re easy to make. Pumpkin Seed Nutrition Pumpkin seeds are a good source of healthful oils, magnesium, and other nutrients that enhance heart health, […] […]

Father and Son Build 50,000 New Beehive Colonies Around the World

These two men have increased the global honeybee population by 10 percent with their invention – a hive that lets humans harvest honey without harming bees. The “Flow Hive” is a man-made bee house, that bees can’t tell apart from their own hives, that allows the honey to flow out of it without harming bees. […] […]

10 Amazing Facts About The Monarch Butterfly

Each fall, millions of monarch butterflies leave their summer breeding grounds in the northeastern U.S. and Canada and travel some 3,000 miles south to Mexico to escape the cold of winter—a migration that’s one of the greatest natural events on Earth. How much do you know about the monarch butterfly? These 10 facts will amaze! […] […]

The Bee Is Declared The Most Important Living Being On The Planet

Its sting hurts a lot, but if they were to disappear, it would hurt much more. The Earthwatch Institute concluded in the last debate of the Royal Geographical Society of London, that bees are the most important living being on the planet, however, scientists have also made an announcement: Bees have already entered into extinction risk. […] […]

Peruvian Group Creates Compostable Plates Made Of Banana Leaves

A group of young Peruvians has launched a project called ‘Bio Plant’, which creates disposable plates and bowls made entirely from banana leaves. With the financial sponsoring from the Innóvate Peru Program (through the Bio Challenge contest which backs the development of innovative solutions focused on sustainability), they were able to design and manufacture specialized machines […] […]