Urban gardening just got a whole lot easier and more sustainable

Vogue.com.au – How many dead plants are you responsible for? How many green-tinged dreams of becoming an amalgamation of Martha Stewart and Gwyneth Paltrow have ended in sad, withered herbs on your windowsill? If you see yourself here and have minor amounts of regret or PTSD from killing plant after plant but still want to […] […]

Gardens of the World: Growing Influences

Roofs with vegetation are widely believed to extend roof life, conserve energy, and reduce stormwater runoff and air pollution; new studies show they can also boost the performance of solar panels. Plants reduce a roof’s contribution to the urban heat-island effect by lowering the surrounding air temperature through evaporation; this cooling can also make photovoltaic […] […]

The Future Of Food: Inside The World’s Largest Urban Farm – Built On A Rooftop

On top of a striking new exhibition hall in the southern 15th arrondissement of Paris, the world’s largest urban rooftop farm has started to bear fruit. Strawberries, to be precise: small, intensely flavored, and resplendently red. They sprout abundantly from cream-colored plastic columns. Pluck one out to peer inside and you see the columns are […] […]

The Future Of Food: Inside The World’s Largest Urban Farm – Built On A Rooftop

On top of a striking new exhibition hall in the southern 15th arrondissement of Paris, the world’s largest urban rooftop farm has started to bear fruit. Strawberries, to be precise: small, intensely flavored, and resplendently red. They sprout abundantly from cream-colored plastic columns. Pluck one out to peer inside and you see the columns are […] […]

How Arlington’s Only Commercial Urban Farm Shifted To ‘Community Supported Agriculture’

Thanks to changes brought about by the pandemic, Arlingtonians can now get farm-to-table produce delivered right to their door. Tucked into an unassuming strip mall on Lee Highway, Fresh Impact — which we profiled in October — is the county’s only commercial urban farm. With no signage or disclosed address, Fresh Impact has been growing specialty ingredients […] […]

Scientific Gardening: A Personal Experiment with Hydroponic Gardening

It’s that time of year again – to get your hands dirty and plant the yummy array of veggies you’ve picked for your garden. Traditionally, we plant our gardens in the ground, but last year my boyfriend and I investigated the topic of hydroponic gardening and were fascinated by the idea! He and I both […] […]

Ron Finley’s gardening MasterClass will teach you how to grow food & change your life

If you want to learn to grow your own food, there’s no better teacher than Ron Finley. Lucky for you, he now offers a MasterClass on gardening — and shared some tips to take to heart. While California is one of the nation’s leaders in agricultural output, smog-cloaked and concrete-coated Los Angeles is hardly considered representative of the Golden State’s verdancy. […] […]

The Easiest Gardening Trick Ever: Vegetables You Can Regrow in Nothing but Water

These days, it seems like everyone is jumping into the victory garden trend, enjoying the benefits of a soothing activity in the fresh air while reaping fresh and tasty produce to eat. But even those who don’t have a yard, or just don’t want to get dirt under their nails, can still enjoy the miracle […] […]

The indoor farm revolution – NASA INSPIRED

NOTE FOR 2020 READERS: This is the eleventh in a series of open letters to the next century, now just 80 years away. The series asks: What will the world look like at the other end of our kids’ lives? Dear 22nd Century, For all the pain, grief and economic hardship the 2020 coronavirus pandemic […] […]

Texas A&M undergraduate initiates urban farm on campus

Urban farming comes in many forms, and now one of those, vertical farming, is helping feed students at Texas A&M University. The project is part of an experiential learning initiative, which is a required part of the curriculum for undergraduates in the Texas A&M’s Department of Soil and Crop Sciences. The department offers internships and […] […]