We Need to Prioritize Urban Farming in City Planning

Last November, I stood on the stage of the Meeting of the Minds Summit in Sacramento, sandwiched between a panel led by energetic Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs and his vision for economic prosperity, and a talk on the future of autonomous delivery vehicles. My talk? To encourage city planners, developers and urban architects to bring agriculture back to cities and urban spaces, and what this addition can do for the…

Gardening Know How Sponsorship Recipient: Summerloch Green Community Garden

This year, Gardening Know How’s School and Community Garden Sponsorship Program was fortunate enough to help support 20 gardens with $1,000 each. These gardens represent a wide array of community and school programs, from Florida to Saskatchewan and many places in between. Each has its own unique and powerful story, and we’re excited to share them with you. Every other week we’ll highlight one of our sponsorship recipients to help…

How to Grow and Enjoy Microgreens Year-Round

Microgreens are among the easiest type of vegetable to grow indoors. If you’re new to indoor gardening and want to branch out beyond the basic handful of houseplants, try these tiny and tasty greens. While they are simple to grow just for your own use, the increasing popularity of these tender leaves in grocery stores and restaurants means that commercial growers are also getting into the microgreen game. Here’s what…

14 Year Old Donates EVERYTHING He Grows To Families In Need

[embedded content] Help Ian WIN a $10,000 grant for Katie’s Krops!(SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST) “The Giving Garden was created when Ian learned there were children at his school going to bed hungry. Wanting to make a difference for his classmates, Ian decided to take action. He raised funds and solicited volunteers to construct a raised bed garden and small fruit orchard at his elementary school to provide…

Why Raleigh needs a stronger commitment to urban agriculture

The City of Raleigh supports urban agriculture rhetorically in its Strategic Plan. The city has made ad hoc interventions, like providing resources for rain harvesting at Raleigh City Farm and the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle farm. Yet this leaves Raleigh behind other cities, like Atlanta, that implement systematic programs supporting the wide array of urban agriculture. Without a comprehensive plan, programs like land for community gardens, setting up organic matter drop-offs…

The city needs more gardens — urban gardening in Berlin [VIDEO]

What was once a gloomy parking lot is now a green oasis in the middle of the German capital, Berlin. The “Prinzessinnengarten” (princesses’ garden) has become one of the best-known urban gardening projects in Europe. Neighborhood city gardening is on trend and in the last few years, pretty plots have been sprouting like mushrooms from the earth. WATCH THE VIDEO/STORY: https://www.dw.com/en/the-city-needs-more-gardens-urban-gardening-in-berlin/av-46264250

DIY Fungi – Interview: William Padilla-Brown

Not long into our conversation at his lab based in Lemoyne, I decide that William Padilla-Brown, of Elizabethtown, is one of the most fascinating people I’ve ever met. At 24, Padilla-Brown is the founder of his own mushroom cultivation company, MycoSymbiotics. He’s traveled the world, attending schools here in central Pennsylvania, in Taipei, London and elsewhere. He dropped out, got a GED and a permaculture certification. He designed his own…

Urban farmers seek stability

Growing Lots is a working farm tucked into an increasingly dense urban landscape. It used to occupy three sites in South Minneapolis where co-owners by Taya Schulte and Seamus Fitzgerald grew vegetables, operated a community-supported agriculture program, or CSA, and sold produce to local chefs. In 2018 those three sites were reduced to two. Growing Lots lost access to the third site after their Longfellow landlords decided to sell. Schulte…

Now, Rent a Farm and Harvest Your own Veggies. Real-Life Farmville is Here

Most people living in apartments are deprived of the luxury of owning a terrace or garden farm, where they can grow vegetables. Yet, many living in big cities dream of spending their time on a farm after retirement and eat the produce of their own farm. Now, to live that dream you won’t have to leave behind your city life nor live at a farm. Bangalore-based Farmizen — a farming…

Add Contemporary Style to Your Home with Windows

Even the most beautiful homes tend to look a little outdated as the years go by. If your house is due for an upgrade, the new Trinsic™ Series windows and patio doors from Milgard are designed to bring your home into the twenty-first century with a brand new, more contemporary look. Or, if you’re planning to build a new home, the Trinsic Series will create a crisp, clean appearance with…