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We don't just need to fight against all the things that are broken--carbon pollution, fossil fuels, poverty, and waste. We also need to mend things. We need to build a world that really works; one that we feel good about passing along to our kids and grandkids.
Sure, every year is a great year to start a vegetable garden, but this year I kind of realized how Noah must have felt when he decided it might be a good time to build an ark.
by guest blogger Ethne Clarke, editor-in-chief, Organic Gardening Within the past few weeks, ...
Will and Wyatt Roscoe, founders of Seedtabs, a new sustainable agricultural startup want to turn us all into garden geeks. As a longtime plant-a-holic, I say, bring it!
Now that we are a month into the New Year, the question I love to ask my friends is, "How are those New Year resolutions going?" Typically, that comm...
by guest blogger Elizabeth G. Craig My boys have been sick all week with fevers. A little bit of the sniffles, too, but mostly this incessant fever...
This week, we added two new projects in Uganda, one in Spain and four in the U.S. Here are the extraordinary people and ideas changing the world this week.
Once I knew what the tools were made out of, I couldn't stop staring at them even though the fight or flight part of me was triggered, repelled and rapt. They were only garden tools, after all.
It is also a city with a sizeable population living in poverty with unimpressive access to healthy foods and fresh produce. It is a city that could benefit enormously from the growing urban gardening movement. But is it even legal for me to grow edibles in that little strip of land in front of my house?
Why do wildfires continue year after year? Can't we do something to better manage fires? To further compound matters, wildfire reports or news segments are likely to include terms the majority of us are unfamiliar with -- making these questions that much more difficult to answer.
It starts with a banana that turns into a college scholarship for a young woman in Rwanda. Or a pineapple that becomes a computer lab. It's women who have started their own businesses in the poorest areas of Central America, and pineapple farmers who are learning to read.
In many cases, urban gardening begins organically, but without a supportive policy structure in place, it can be difficult for these programs to take root, thrive and be of maximum and equitable benefit to the whole community.
Across America, marginalized and high need communities are phenomenal incubators for progressive change. As the health of the South Bronx goes, so goes the health of NYC and the nation. Our replicable model can move our nation forward.
I believe President Obama is serious about improving the American diet. And I believe he is also wary of how the bulk of our food is produced in this country. But I want him to show me and the rest of America.
The concept of raising fresh produce in the middle of a crowded city sounds far fetched to the uninitiated, but over the last few years, the realization of this "far fetched" idea has resonated well with those that live there. The future looks bright for city farming.