Green gardens sprouting from vacant lots. Urban farmers hope to grow city’s economy.

Tobias Fox watches a grey cat slink behind a raised garden bed. In a blink, the furry feline nearly pounces on a squirrel digging through garlic cloves. “It’s like the nature channel,” Fox says with a laugh. “The cats keep us rodent-free.” Situated next to an abandoned home and in the shadow of the Cathedral Read More …

Philly’s gardening community gets a chance to grow urban farming throughout city

There’s a push to make urban farming in Philadelphia more sustainable, and the city is asking residents to help them map out a plan. Before the city puts out an urban farming plan, they’re getting feedback on people’s gardening habits. “Let us know where they’re gardening, where they’re urban farming, where are their projects. We’re Read More …

The rise and rise of the extra large wreath…

December 8th, 2019 Posted In: Decorations/parties Share this on: If you want a wreath for your wall or above your fireplace, then an extra large wreath will probably look better than the size normally used on front doors. I’ve noticed that there’s definitely a trend towards having wreaths on walls and mantelpieces – even on Read More …

Let them eat the city, say the urban farmers of Paris

Paris, France – Parisian mushrooms are reclaiming their space in the dark spaces under the City of Light. “When cars arrived in Paris in the 1930s they pushed out “champignons de Paris” (known in English as button mushrooms),” explains Jean-Noel Gertz, CEO of Cycloponics, the start-up that has transformed an abandoned car park into La Caverne, Read More …

How to plant a winter window box

December 1st, 2019 Posted In: Container gardening Share this on: I asked garden designer and GBBO finalist Jane Beedle (@janebbakes on Instagram) for her tips on planting a winter window box. First we went along to a local plant nursery, Meadow Grange near Canterbury, to shop for the plants. The magic trio: height, colour, trailing Read More …

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