urban garden

Small-Space Gardening

Growing food in small spaces can be fun and productive — you just need a little sunshine and some imagination.

By Roger Doiron

PHOTO: VERTICALVEG/SARAH CUTTLE

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Eat House

A house and a garden to eat! That you are able to touch, smell, taste, seed, weed, and harvest. The Eat House has a temporary character; it lasts a summer season. This is why all the materials used in EATHOUSE can be re-used for a new season at a different spot.

by Marijke Bruinsma & Marjan van Capelle

sustainableamerica.org
How To Compost In Your Apartment

As part of our series on composting, we offer this handy illustrated guide to composting in your apartment. If you have been thinking you might be interested in taking the plunge into composting, read on and have fun! Our guide gives you all of the tools you need to get started. Composting can be a rewarding experience in efficiency and self-reliance. Waste not, want not!

I was just thinking about this as I planted my herbs!!!

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My urban garden is blossoming these past two weeks! Last year i only started off modest, green peppers, cucumbers, and jalapenos. This year for some reason i decided to expand it from 3 to 16 different varieties of veggies, fruits, & herbs. I’m ridiculous. 

I built two raised garden beds and then put the 10 others in purple storage tubs lined outside. I discovered last year (thanks to my mom who got the idea from her neighbor) that if you drill holes at the bottom for draining, they become perfect for growing. Plus, they survive through the winter outside thankfully.