Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fall Is Here

Bucolic Bushwick Rooftop Vegetable Garden

Now that fall has officially arrived most of the containers have been packed away for the rest of the year. Black trash bags cover the planters to keep them light and dry, and to prevent weeds from growing and removing nutrients from the soil.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Reading Round Up: Doritos Edition

Report: Federal agriculture subsidies pay for 19 Twinkies per N.J. taxpayer

Love Food, Hate Waste: UK Campaign Promotes Understanding and Preventing Food Waste

The Fight to Change the Name of High Fructose Corn Syrup

In China, what you eat tells who you are

Commodity Traitors: Financial Speculation on Commodities Fuels Global Insecurity

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Last Summer Vegetable

The Sun Gold cherry tomato plant is the last survivor of the summer crops and it continues to flower and fruit. Since I like the cherries so much I'm going to let the plant linger as long as the weather allows. Once the evening temps drop to the mid 50's I'll pull it out and prepare the container for winter storage.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Reading Round Up: Big Onion Edition

Bucolic Bushwick Rooftop Vegetable Garden Harvest

Kirkland, WA artist's garden pots grow veggies galore

Canadian Parks to Integrate Farming

Hard Philanthropy: 50 Cent Fights Hunger With Energy Drink

Autonomous self-steering tractor could make farmers' lives a lot easier

Will Aquaponics and Other Urban Farms Yield a Green Job Harvest?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Reading Round Up: Viking Edition

Vegetable Gardens Are Booming in a Fallow Economy

Best soil for raised bed gardening? Results are in

10 Green vehicles that run on food waste

Green cuisine: Restaurant gardens

Is it time we all gave up meat?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Reading Round Up: The Waffle House Edition

People Won't Stop Eating Popcorn No Matter How Disgusting It Is

Brooklyn Pop-Up Farm Dinner: Know Your Farmer, Know Your Chef

Urban Gardeners Cash In On Demand For Local Produce

Brazil's Soy Frontier: Next Stop, Africa

Popularity of crop swaps is growing.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Aftermath of Hurricane Irene

Bucolic Bushwick Rooftop Vegetable Garden 2011

Was not that bad! NYC and the rooftop garden certainly dodged a bullet. Damage was minimal and easily repaired.