Urban Farms Helping Chicago Neighborhoods Grow More Than Vegetables; ‘We Can Really Impact The Community’

CHICAGO (CBS) — Thousands of acres in Chicago are little more than empty fields. But CBS 2 Morning Insider Vince Gerasole learned they could sprout jobs and economic opportunity by converting them into farms. He spent a day down on the farm getting to know the people who work the soil. “I get to eat […] […]

Denver urban farming trend grows from a Sloan’s Lake condo tower to a Larimer Square parking garage

It was 8:15 Tuesday morning and the greenhouse was just waking up for the day. Spurred by an electrical panel that serves as its brain, its roof vents had popped open, letting in the cool, morning air. Meanwhile, the human staff of Altius Farms was already busy doing its work. Moving among rows of aeroponic […] […]

Farm Lot 59 Continues To Grow

Sasha Kanno is the eternal optimist. The founder and farmer of Farm Lot 59, an organic farm, retail spot and education center that sits on a one-acre site surrounded by oil fields, is absolutely convinced that the people of this city need a business like hers. But… “I’m just a one-woman show here,” she said. […] […]

A NYC Urban Garden Teaches Youth Community and Justice

“Community Roots uses the entire city as a classroom. It sees place-based learning as essential to teaching and learning. Urban gardening serves as a departure point for learning about land and relationships, as well as food, consumer culture, and social activism.” “Raven, a student who grew up in Coney Island, recalls a reading in Community […] […]

Part of Broadway becomes an urban garden for the summer

A pop-up urban garden has taken over a small slice of Broadway for the summer. This week, the Garment District Alliance announced the return of a seasonal pedestrian plaza to the neighborhood. The space is located along Broadway between 37th and 38th Streets, a block that was converted into public space. The garden features a […] […]

This Librarian Turned Her Backyard into an Urban Eden, One Plant at a Time

It began with a packet of seeds. Growing up in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Nasim Parveen was mesmerized by the lush flowers she saw growing in neighbors’ gardens. As a second grader, she begged her father for a garden of their own, but he rebuffed her, saying, “No, this is dirty stuff.” After many entreaties on her […] […]

Quick Maturing Crops You Can Grow Almost ANYWHERE!

Don’t let space or time hold you back from growing your own food! There are plenty of things you can plant in your garden, windowsill or tiny patio that will produce in less than 45 days. In some cases, you can even enjoy homegrown food in less than 1 week! Here are our top selections […] […]

9 of The Best Vegetables to Grow in Small Gardens

Gardening in a small space can be just as rewarding and fun as growing in a large garden area.  These days, urban gardeners are growing more of their own food in sometimes less than 100 square feet.  Balconies, patios, even indoor windowsills are a great place to grow vegetables and herbs.  Almost anything can be […] […]

Join the Newest Organic Gardening Group on Facebook!

➡️ JOIN our NEW FB GROUP! ✅ “Urban Organic Gardeners” Post YOUR practical container gardening tips and encourage others to grow their own food. Share your gardening pictures, tips, or questions today. 🤗See you there! 💪Let’s build this community! 👨‍🌾 JOIN TODAY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2258156797781381/ […]

Soil Generation is Saving Community Gardens in Philadelphia

Khenti Pratt’s community garden was an oasis for neighbors, and a source of sustenance and pride. She poured time and money into transforming a blighted Philadelphia lot into a space teeming with vegetables and flowers, the site of classes and other community events, and the winner of a City Gardens Contest award. But after 17 […] […]