Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Reading Round Up: Newlyweds Edition

Farm cultivates job, community involvement in Englewood, IL.

NYC’s urban agriculture potential

Sign Up for the the Big Brooklyn Seed Exchange

How They Got There: A Q&A With Rooftop Farmer Annie Novak

Free Preparedness E-Books

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Not the Kind of Excitement I Was Looking For

Bucolic Bushwick Rooftop Vegetable Garden 2011

Last Friday's storm tore down a cage from one of the Garden Patch Grow Boxes. Surprisingly, the Yellow Perfection tomato plant survived and only 2 tomatoes were lost in the collapse! The main stem bent, but did not break. The fun isn't over yet though, let's see if it survives Hurricane Irene.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Reading Round Up: Locust Souffle Edition

The 'heart attack proof' diet?

PBS Video: Seeds of progress: How urban farming is changing Detroit’s future

Master Gardener: Use the 'good' bugs in your garden to control 'bad' ones

Buy Local, the Bloomberg Says

How to Cook in the Dorm Room

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Thrill is Gone

Rooftop Vegetable Garden 2011

Now that I've eaten the Tasty Bites melon there is nothing new in the garden to look forward to. I'm already thinking about what to plant next year, ha! It's okay though, the other plants are still going strong.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Reading Round Up: Food Defense Edition

Big City Farms converts vacant urban lots to vegetable and fruit producing gardens.

Restaurants, farmers struggle to localize Tampa menus

Toad-stooly amazing! Gardeners stunned by mega mushroom which weighs the same as a small baby

Going Organic Cuts Poultry Farms’ “Superbug” Bacteria in Single Generation

Allotments Lead to “Staggering” 51% Fall in Anti-social Behaviour

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Reading Round Up: Agriburbia Edition

Train your brain to crave healthy foods

Harnessing the abundance of urban orchards

Chew on This: More Mastication Cuts Calorie Intake by 12 Percent

Talented Japanese Chef Makes Edible Star Wars Art

Crime spree? Gardeners' trucks stolen for equipment in West Los Angeles

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Steady As She Goes

Bucolic Bushwick Rooftop Vegetable Garden 2011

Nothing exciting going on in the garden right now, I'm just waiting for the Tasty Bites melon and King Crimson pepper plants to mature.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011