Season 1 Successes

While trying to adapt my garden knowledge to growing on a sweltering rooftop I have run into more than a few speedbumps. However, the initial garden implementation has still seen a few successes. Let’s celebrate them! An early step in any garden should be the start of a composting system. We used a simple plastic bin with a lid for our small … Read More

The Edible City Documentary

Edible City: Grow the Revolution is a portrayal of several different voices in the local food movement, from occupiers to Oakland community members where several programs are taking off. If you are looking for model programs to study in order to develop an agriculture program in your city, consider City Slicker Farms and Alemany Farm, among the many other organizations featured in the documentary.! … Read More

Gardening As Graffiti

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“Green loitering” and civil disobedience are making waves of change in urban communities. Guerrilla gardeners, as the rogue citizens are calling themselves, are feeding families, forging policy changes, and facing not a few citations for their work on city-owned vacant lots and the parkways along sidewalks. By “defacing” these areas with nourishing food forests of tomatoes, chilis, salad greens, sunflowers and more, the gardeners … Read More

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