American households use more than 7 billion gallons of water per day just to tend to their lawns. Some experts estimate that up to 50 percent of that water is wasted due to evaporation, wind, or runoff. But what if we could use those lawn spaces for something more meaningful, … [Read more...] about This startup is transforming front lawns into neighborhood farms
We all know that we should be eating local, yet it often falls to the bottom of the list—especially when we’re busy and on a budget. But there’s more than meets the eye with local food: It’s more nutrient-dense, flavorful, and tastes better, not to mention you’ll be supporting … [Read more...] about Here’s how to dive into your local food scene
A traditional farm can count on seven to eight harvests a year. Some urban farms, like the subterranean ones that lie deep beneath London’s streets, have about 60 harvests a year. This statistic alone shows why the urban farming projects sprouting up across the globe are not just … [Read more...] about How urban farming is going beyond growing salads and herbs
Lisa Taylor, author of Your Farm in The City: An Urban Dweller's Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals, says organic, local food never tasted better Babette Dunkelgrün | June 2011 issue … [Read more...] about "I can grown my own dinner"