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An A To Z Guide To Boston

FlipKey | Posted 09.11.2014 | Travel

Your guide to Boston -- A to Z.

LOOK: White House Spring Garden Tours This Weekend

Posted 04.09.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Have you ever wanted to stroll the Obamas' gardens? The White House gardens and grounds will be open this Saturday and Sunday for th...

From Parking Lot to Paradise - the Revenge of Urban Agriculture

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 05.17.2013 | Green
Charles A. Birnbaum

Urban agriculture during my baby boomer childhood in New York City, when postwar agricultural production became increasingly industrialized, amounted ...

A New Generation of Victory Gardens: NRDC's Sustainable Food Awards Show Emergence of Urban Farming

Jonathan Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Kaplan

During World War II, Americans planted over 20 million victory gardens, producing 8 million tons of food. With a 21st century revolution in urban farming, the victory garden may be making a comeback

Get Your Shovels Ready! Join the 350 Garden Challenge

Naomi Starkman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Naomi Starkman

All across the nation people are converting their front and backyards, vacant lots, and other spaces into thriving and productive food gardens. To hel...

Can DIY Become Tradition or is Canning Just the New Sewing?

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

Maybe re-learning to make things and grow things needs to be done for the acts themselves. Maybe we'd actually be happier being a bit more connected, even at the price of convenience.

Lawns Versus Gardens In Beverly Hills

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

I have something in common with Michelle Obama, a brand new vegetable garden in my back yard. Mine was started by my 21 year old son, home from colle...

What's With Our Obsession with Michelle's Clothes?

Linda Buzzell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Linda Buzzell

Today's news includes a great picture of Michelle working up a sweat in her garden as she tends her veggies. But folks still insist on commenting mostly on what she's wearing.

Can Artists Save The World?

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

A photograph of me circa 1977 hangs over my desk. It was taken by Toni Beatty, an American photographer I met when we shared adjoining villas and a ga...

A Food Revolution in the Making, from Victory Gardens to the White House Lawn

Michael Pollan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Pollan

If we want to make significant progress in reducing global warming we will need to wean the American food system off its heavy diet of fossil fuel and put it back on a diet of solar energy.

Claim Your Land: Start A Kitchen Garden With Free Seeds

Hillary Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Hillary Newman

To help spread the message, Wal-Mart and Ferry-Morse Seed Company have teamed up to send the first 500 readers of this article three packets of starter seeds. Be one of them!

Grow A Lot Of Potatoes In Very Little Space | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Who says you need a huge garden to grow a whole lot of potatoes? Nobody--at least not anymore. Turns out you can grow up to 100 lbs of potatoes, and a...

Obama Garden Watch II: 8 Culinary Herbs To Revitalize Your Health And Palate

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

It seems that our culture's most popular flavorings are sugar, salt, pepper, ketchup, and mustard. A common attempt we see at using a fresh culinary h...

The 10 Easiest Vegetables To Grow At Home

EcoSalon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Gardening is hot, hot, hot. And why not? Planting a few seeds on your deck or in your backyard yields delicious, organic results - and money savings, ...

The Obamas Get Their Hands Dirty

Dr. Brent Ridge | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Brent Ridge

The Obamas' garden is victoriously symbolic; gardening is about more than better health, safer foods, and environmental stewardship.

The Michelle Touch That Floored A Kitchen Garden Advocate

The Atlantic Food Channel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Part of the reason she had "spent all day long in this exhilarated place," she told me, was seeing the children in the pictures. The other cause she w...

How To Grow An Edible Garden (VIDEO) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The first lady plants a vegetable garden at the White House and the country hops-to -- that's the idea, right? Well, the media isn't going to get in...

Waters-gate? Alice Waters' Controversial Role in the Obama Vegetable Garden

Alison Stein Wellner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Alison Stein Wellner

Alice Waters is a polarizing figure; in foodie circles, people seem to either revere her or think she's a ruthless hack. And she's definitely been embroiled in the eating politics of the Obamas.

The "White House Organic Vegetables Brand"?

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

Michelle will be digging up part of the White House lawn for an organic vegetable garden. While the food from the garden will help feed the first family, the savings on the grocery bill isn't the driving force.

White House Veggie Garden On The Way | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ABC News' Brian Hartman Reports: President Obama's latest shovel-ready project is close to home -- in fact, right in his own yard. In an effort to pro...

5 Things To Do Post-Vote (No Matter Who Is Winning)

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

There are alternatives to this anticipation marathon of watching and waiting. Here are a few things you can do today for the planet after you've done your bit for the country.

Seed Sales Rise As Americans Turn To Victory Gardens

Home & Garden | Erik Lacitis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The economy is the only topic of conversation nowadays. Maybe not intentionally, but it's hard not to picture dollar amounts next to every event, meal...

After the Green Economy, Green Security

Chip Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chip Ward

Isn't it time that we green-ed homeland security? I'm not talking about cops wearing recycled Kevlar recharging their Tasers via solar panels.

My Foodie Idol Anthony Bourdain Gives My Green Foodie Idol Alice Waters the Foie Gras Bird

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Waylon Lewis

Don't denigrate our Alice Waters, Tony -- she is the real thing.

Landshare: Got A Garden? Need A Garden? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It is a simple and optimistic idea. People register their interest as a grower, a spotter --someone who has seen land in their area that may be suitab...