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Hi-rise help for bees

Even if you live in a skyscraper, if you’ve got a balcony (or a flat roof), you can help save bees and other pollinators. The Home Garden Seed Association recently reported that flowers don’t have to be growing in ground-level beds to attract bees and butterflies. 118 more words

Thinking Green

Boxty House Project - Urban Farm Project: Rooftop Gardening

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” Urban farm’s collection of 160 different heritage potato varieties, dating from 1768 right up to 2004.

We have grown these potatoes on the roof for  59 more words

Gardening

The future of rooftop gardens

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New York’s Riverpark Farm

Citizens Take Back Power in the Food System

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In their article entitled Deepening Food Democracy, Jill Carlson and M. 295 more words

Food / Food Security

Foodie books - entertaining informing and reaffirming importance of food and agriculture

Brace yourselves, its a long one

Food Tank has selected 20 books that entertain, inform, and reaffirm the importance of food and agriculture. From sustainable seafood to ethical eating to field guides for food activists, these books highlight innovative and creative methods that are creating a better, more sustainable food system while educating and informing eaters and consumers. 2,950 more words

Why Yes, I Do Live at the Mall: Retrofitting Suburbia's Slain Giants

As any child of the 80’s or 90’s can tell you, there was a time in the US when the indoor shopping mall reigned supreme. It was the crowning achievement of suburbia, the… 910 more words

Idea

Book Review: In and Out of Paris: Gardens of Secret Delight

For gardeners and lovers of gardens, this coffee table book is like a great big scrumptious hot fudge sundae. Or, if you want to switch the metaphor from food to sex, this book is garden porn at its absolute finest. 283 more words

Travel

Growbot | Urban Rooftop Smart Greenhouse

Smart Modular Greenhouses Turn Urban Rooftops Into Gardens

Cityblooms’ tiny modular greenhouses bring commercial agricultural technology to urban farms

The world’s population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050 and farms will need to produce 70 percent more food than they do today in order to feed that number. 288 more words

Food And Drink