Green bronx machine

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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underground greenhouse walpini

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.  Passive Solar underground greenhouses are one solution. Greenhouses are typically expensive to construct, and heat throughout the winter. A more affordable and efficient alternative to glass greenhouses is…

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School garden

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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Guerilla Grafters

In San Francisco, a new form of covert agriculture is taking root: making fruit trees out of trees that normally don’t bear fruit, and turning an entire city into an orchard. Money, as we all know, doesn’t grow on trees. Food, on the other hand, does. So with the economy dragging, why not turn public…

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