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Friday, 13 July 2012 06:28

While we've still got roofs over our heads, we might as well use them. Here is a good use of a rooftop in NYC. The garden supplies food for the restaurant. You can't get fresher ingredients than this...

Urban Rooftop Garden

 
Floating Urban Gardens PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 06 July 2012 08:32

Here is an interesting idea for cities with underutilized waterfronts. They are growing vegetables on a barge in Yonkers, NY. They are doing it without soil, using solar power, rain water and purified river water.
Floating Urban Garden

Last Updated on Friday, 06 July 2012 08:39
 
Sunlight and the city garden PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 24 June 2012 12:30
Light can be a scarce commodity in some areas. Here's a short article I wrote on the subject: Getting the Right amount of sunlight in your city garden
Last Updated on Sunday, 24 June 2012 12:34
 
Test the soil before you plant PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 12 June 2012 06:29
If you are planning on using the ground in your urban garden to plant vegetables or small fruits, have it tested first. Urban areas have a history of use and some of the remnants of that use are not what you want in your food. If you don't have the time or money for soil testing use containers and fresh soil. Here is a short article on the subject:
Test the soil or use containers



Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 June 2012 06:37
 
Sustainable Cities and Green Roofs PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 May 2012 07:55
Posting this link to an article by Tina Rosenberg on Green Roofs in NYC. This ties into the idea of sustainable cities using urban agriculture, clean energy, etc. Green roofs help reduce energy use by cooling in the hot weather and retaining heat in the cold weather. They also help control storm water runoff. Large amounts of rain can strain water systems in cities. Here is the link: Green Roofs In Big Cities Can Bring Relief From Above



Here's another great article. It's really great how people are finding creative ways to add plants to their homes. This farm in Queens is a jewel. Here is the link:

Historic New York City Farm Is Link to Modern Urban Agriculture.

Check out the rest of this site. There are some really interesting ways to have plants in your home shown.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2012 08:12
 
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