Robin Lane Fox offers up Holland as a model for how urban, volunteer-based gardens can become successfully integrated into the patchwork of modern society.
The city is getting greener thanks to grants just awarded to 29 schools to create garden classrooms.
“Our goal is to have a garden or access to a garden in every public school in the city,” said Marcel Van Ooyen, director of GrowNYC, which awarded the grants with the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.
The winning schools, spread throughout the five boroughs, won up to $2,000 each to create or expand a school garden.
Urban farmer and author Novella Carpenter was fined $2,500 for growing chard in her Oakland garden. If you’re an urban gardener, you should be aware of these sorts of problems. Make sure your garden is legal by checking this zoning laws map from Grown in the City.
Mark Bittman looks back on gardens in his past and ponders his future gardening prospects.
— Great interview with Richard Reynolds, founder of the Guerrilla Gardening movement. What do you think of Guerrilla Gardening?
Free and cheap events help at-home gardeners grow.
A look at a remarkable urban garden in Brooklyn Heights from The New York Times.
A worthy event, to be sure. And probably a lot of fun, too! Urban Dirt - Monthly Talks on Urban Gardening and Farming.
It’s not just Oakland, Berkeley, and New Orleans. Across the country — as the national membership of Rooted in Community reveals — innovative food and agriculture projects created for and run by the next generation of farmers are sprouting up all over.
And collectively they have a simple message they want to convey about what we eat: Everybody has a right to good food."
— Bay Area Bites - Urban Youth on Growing and Selling Good Food