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India: Tomatoes on the terrace

Chitra Krishnaswamy explains the method of composting watse to students. Photo M. Periasamy. It is not so difficult to grow your own vegetables at home,...

Canada: Chickens run afoul in Montreal as urban farming takes off

People don’t often realize how much care chickens require, says a spokesperson for the SPCA By Isaac Olson CBC News May 06, 2019 Excerpt: The number of...

Lazy-Ass Gardening

Maximize Your Soil, Minimize Your Toil By Robert Kourik Metamorphic Press March 2019 In this lively and inspiring book, veteran horticulturalist Robert Kourik (aka “Bob”) unfolds his manifesto...

‘Urban Agriculture’ Leads Off A 26-Episode Weekly Video Series on Vegetable Production

Mitchell assembled a team of professors from California’s public universities with agricultural programs – UC Davis, Chico State, Fresno State and CalPoly San Luis...

Saudi Arabia: The gardens of Bisha

The town of Bisha in Saudi Arabia’s southern province of Asir is well-known for its agriculture and its bountiful produce of palm trees, lemon,...

USA: Urban gardening is taking a page from the past

Though victory gardens are a thing of the past, the sense of pride and feeling of accomplishment in growing your own food are embedded...

Urban bee keepers can help save wild bees

Honey bee hives on top of the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. These hives are maintained by the Toronto Urban Beekeepers Collective. Rebecca Ellis Native...

Site of St. Clair Village to turn into Pittsburgh’s largest orchard

Sarah Baxendell, exec dir of Hi;;top Urban Farm. Photo by Bob Bauder. 200 orchard trees to be planted at former housing project By Bob Bauder Tribune...

The Posy Book: Garden-Inspired Bouquets That Tell a Story

Teresa H. Sabankaya, a pioneer of the Slow Flower movement, runs the Bonny Doon Garden Company in Santa Cruz, California. By Teresa H. Sabankaya ...

Mid-Ohio Food Bank donates $180,000 to urban farms

With Garland’s help and the assistance of the kids who come to work on the farm every summer, they feed about 300 people in...
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