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13 Things You May Not Be Allowed to Do in Your Backyard

A man's -- or woman's -- home is their castle, correct? Well Ö sometimes. Although you might think you have the right to do whatever you want in the privacy of your backyard, your local government m…


10 Plants that Will Thrive in Your Vertical Garden

Planting a vertical garden is a wonderful way to make the most of limited outdoor space. A small backyard or a balcony can be transformed into a thriving fruit and vegetable patch. Beyond their space-…


12 Urban Gardening Resources for All Kinds of Spaces

Do you live in a city but want to grow your own food? We've rounded up urban gardening tips and ideas to help you make the most of your space! Growing a garden in an urban setting presents some uni…


Developers Destroy NY Community Garden

Founded in the 1980s, Coney Island's Boardwalk Garden was a beloved spot for community members, who made use of the site to grow a profuse array of vegetables, raise chickens, and even house ca…


Growing Medicine in Urban Gardens

Humans have been using plants in medicine for hundreds of thousands of years, and they've been cultivating them almost as long to ensure a steady supply for their needs. While the practice of mainta…


5 Garden Tips For Small Spaces

With springís arrival on March 20, you might be feeling the urge to start a garden. But if you live in a space with no yard, or in the middle of the city, you might be thinking you canít satisfy …


Create a Holiday Window Box

It can be hard to know what to do with a window box as the weather gets colder. So, the editors of Gardenista turned to Erin Boyle for some inspiration. Instead of planting her winter window box, she…


An Urban Inspiration: The Walnut Hill Community Farm

For a long time, a weed-clogged vacant lot in the shadow of West Philadelphia's elevated train tracks looked so much like the sad, forgotten sliver of land it was that it was practically a cliche. C…


Study Finds Greening Vacant Lots Reduces Crime

By Sara Novak, TreeHugger Green vacant lots make neighborhood residents feel safer while reducing overall crime, according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of P…


5 Inspiring Books for the Gardener & Produce Lover

From tomatoes growing on the vine in the heart of the city to legendary landscape artists creating outdoor masterpieces, these five reads will take you away and feed inspiration for the cultivated lif…


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