Amidst New York City’s South Bronx—a place traditionally rife with gang activity, poverty and crime— a thriving population of young urban farmers are greening and beautifying neighborhoods, growing healthy food and providing it to people in need. This is the Green Bronx Machine—led by Stephen Ritz, one very inspiring man. “We are growing ourselves into…

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Growers in colder climates need new technologies to extend the growing season so that local food can be supplied to people in any region of the globe. Underground greenhouses to the rescue! Greenhouses are typically expensive to construct, and heat throughout the winter. A more affordable and efficient alternative to glass greenhouses is the walipini…

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Students learn more than horticulture when they get their hands dirty. Red and yellow tulips are blooming at Winchester Public School in downtown Toronto, but that’s not all that is growing there. Students are planting radishes, spinach, parsley, carrots and mouse melons, too. Composting is the lesson for the day in this large food garden. “The worms…

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