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Urban Gardeners

Gardening in the city is where it is at! Small spaces, roof gardens, window boxes. Talk about your methods. Share your stories. Grow your knowledge.

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Latest Activity: Apr 6

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Urban farms - tell us about growing food for your city 2 Replies

Started by HOMEGROWN.org. Last reply by Desiree Feb 1, 2013.

You can grow a garden anywhere!

Started by Desiree Feb 1, 2013.

Resources, books for planning a terrace garden 1 Reply

Started by Jay Geneske. Last reply by Cornelia Apr 10, 2012.

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Comment by Margaret Beers Oliver on February 12, 2011 at 12:56pm

@ Sheryl... Great Sun Flower! Good luck with the seed growing!

@ Michael... I have got to get the Compost t-shirt! Looking forward to getting a copy of your book. Put it on my wish list. 

The tangerine trees that I received for my birthday last September have flowered and I am happy to say it is setting fruit!

Comment by Michael Nolan on February 10, 2011 at 1:48am

Hi all!  I am a former urban gardener and even wrote a book called "I Garden: Urban Style".  I would still be doing it urban style except that I recently moved to a more rural setting to begin building a sustainable homestead.  The part that broke my heart the most about leaving Atlanta was the community garden I founded there and had to say goodbye to.  I built it from a former crack house into one of the most beautiful and productive lots in the neighborhood and then had to say goodbye.

 

Glad to be a part of Homegrown.org and this group!

 

Michael

Comment by Larry Snyder on August 19, 2010 at 10:05pm
My garden
Comment by Larry Snyder on August 19, 2010 at 9:59pm

Comment by Larry Snyder on August 19, 2010 at 1:41pm
I have a normal city back yard where I grow a few veggies for our use. The tomatoes did poorly this year but a bumper crop of squash. Peppers both Anehiem & Banana are doing super. My problem is not familar with high desert gardening. I spent 55 years in nursery/greenhouse business along ca.coast.
Comment by Cornelia on August 19, 2010 at 10:03am
Comment by Margaret Beers Oliver on August 14, 2010 at 6:10pm
Yay, I am back to it. Got new digs and have started putting my roots down. Getting some crookneck squash and tomatoes... as well as chilis. Planning on putting more effort into my fall garden. Most of the focus has been on digging out of box hell.
Comment by David Berry on August 14, 2010 at 1:08pm
Picked the 1st two apples from my dwarf tree - took 3 years to get a crop but sure is nice walkout out the back door and snagging a healthy snack without any middle east oil involved ;)
Comment by Rachel Hoff on July 12, 2010 at 2:01pm
Awesome! thanks for sharing. A friend and I have been considering doing something similar over that last few years. I like to see that others are thriving at it.
Comment by Cornelia on July 12, 2010 at 1:44pm
Rent a Farmer? Growers Visit City Backyards
Urban backyard farming:
"It's like having a CSA (community-supported agriculture program) in your own backyard, and you're supporting a farmer without a farm."
 

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