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Turn Your Backyard into a Mini-Food Farm

Remember the saying “there’s no such thing as a free lunch”? Ain’t exactly true, especially if you get on board and participate in the National Garden Commission’s One Million Gardens campaign. They’ve teamed up with Edible Gardens to  give away a free assortment of heirloom seeds in celebration of National […]

Book Review: Farm City, the Education of an Urban Farmer

Have you ever fantasized about starting your own farm? You need to read Farm City. In this strange and wonderful tale it’s clear that the author, Novella Carpenter, didn’t exactly set out to go quite as far as she did into animal husbandry. It just sort of happened, as if […]

What If We Committed to Grow Food, Not Lawns? Foodie Underground

If you commit to “grow food not lawns,” you’re not just committing to better food security, you’re committing to a better community. “The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” ― Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution I’ve been thinking […]

Book Review: Farm City, the Education of an Urban Farmer

Have you ever fantasized about starting your own farm? You need to read Farm City. In this strange and wonderful tale it’s clear that the author, Novella Carpenter, didn’t exactly set out to go quite as far as she did into animal husbandry. It just sort of happened, as if […]

Top 10 Stories in Food You May Have Missed

A roundup of some of our favorite food related articles. It’s no secret: here at EcoSalon we’re big on food. Eating it, dreaming about it, cooking it, reading about it, thinking about it, talking about it, and writing about it. We even have two weekly columns devoted to all things culinary. Why? Because […]

The Green Plate: Get Your Soil On

ColumnEcoSalon’s best gardening articles to get you going. We’ve sprung forward. Now it’s time to coax life from your own backyard soil. Get out there and start those starts, sow those seeds, and grow your own food. Here’s a handy roundup of our best gardening articles to help you get […]

Catalogue Living Presents…The Faux Eco Gnome

Wherein Gary and Elaine experiment with the faux-garden.  Although Gary and Elaine were pleased to be conserving water with their new artificial lawn, they regretted the side effect of it attracting artificial wildlife.   Also check out: Catalogue Living: The World of the People Living In Your Catalogues Writer Molly Erdman is the […]

Catalogue Living Presents…The Faux Eco Gnome

Wherein Gary and Elaine experiment with the faux-garden.  Although Gary and Elaine were pleased to be conserving water with their new artificial lawn, they regretted the side effect of it attracting artificial wildlife.   Also check out: Catalogue Living: The World of the People Living In Your Catalogues Writer Molly Erdman is the […]

No Excuses, Just Vegetables

Guest authorUrban gardening expert Mike Lieberman shares his tips. The number one excuse that apartment dwellers have when it comes to growing their own vegetables is that they have no space. They also believe that growing one or two things is a complete waste. These are just excuses. Lots of […]

Broke? 20 Fun Things to Do Without Spending a Dime

The best things in life are…actually, yes, they are free. At least, creativity is free. It’s only in recent times that recreation and entertainment has been sold to us for a very high price. But do you really want to spend $30 for a movie and popcorn with a friend? […]

7 Items You Can Reuse to Improve Your Garden

Seven creative and inexpensive ways to improve your garden. Whether you dapple with a few indoor plants, garden on the patio with containers or have a full-fledged backyard mini-farm, you’re probably looking for creative ways to save money, time and resources. Luckily for you, incorporating recycled and reused materials can actually make your gardening […]

Book Review: Farm City, the Education of an Urban Farmer

Have you ever fantasized about starting your own farm? You need to read Farm City. In this strange and wonderful tale it’s clear that the author, Novella Carpenter, didn’t exactly set out to go quite as far as she did into animal husbandry. It just sort of happened, as if […]

Redefining Urban Gardens: Greening Roofs with Sod

image: Percita Interest in urban farming has generated creative uses of space, with many rooftops turning into skyscraping gardens. And another trend is filling in green building tops: sod roofs. While a food-producing rooftop’s payoff is pretty obvious (and delicious!), what are the benefits to one covered in grass, shrubs […]

Vertical Farming For The Urbanites Soul: Meet the Windowfarm

Windowfarms founder, Britta Riley, is turning a complex question, ‘How can city dwellers can grow their own food,’ into a social enterprise. With help of more than 12,000 individuals, Windowfarms has perfected the vertical farming for everyone to grow a farm in their window. It’s easy to dream about growing […]

What If We Committed to Grow Food, Not Lawns? Foodie Underground

If you commit to “grow food not lawns,” you’re not just committing to better food security, you’re committing to a better community. “The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” ― Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution I’ve been thinking […]

Redefining Urban Gardens: Greening Roofs with Sod

image: Percita Interest in urban farming has generated creative uses of space, with many rooftops turning into skyscraping gardens. And another trend is filling in green building tops: sod roofs. While a food-producing rooftop’s payoff is pretty obvious (and delicious!), what are the benefits to one covered in grass, shrubs […]

Broke? 20 Fun Things to Do Without Spending a Dime

The best things in life are…actually, yes, they are free. At least, creativity is free. It’s only in recent times that recreation and entertainment has been sold to us for a very high price. But do you really want to spend $30 for a movie and popcorn with a friend? […]

Broke? 20 Fun Things to Do Without Spending a Dime

The best things in life are…actually, yes, they are free. At least, creativity is free. It’s only in recent times that recreation and entertainment has been sold to us for a very high price. But do you really want to spend $30 for a movie and popcorn with a friend? […]

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What If We Committed to Grow Food, Not Lawns? Foodie Underground

If you commit to “grow food not lawns,” you’re not just committing to better food security, you’re committing to a better community. “The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” ― Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution I’ve been thinking […]

Vertical Farming For The Urbanites Soul: Meet the Windowfarm

Windowfarms founder, Britta Riley, is turning a complex question, ‘How can city dwellers can grow their own food,’ into a social enterprise. With help of more than 12,000 individuals, Windowfarms has perfected the vertical farming for everyone to grow a farm in their window. It’s easy to dream about growing […]

Foodie Underground: Growing Your Own

ColumnAdventures in urban composting. “The worm compost bin is getting delivered next week, we can finally get the worms going again!” “Finally!” This is what we call a romantic Foodie Underground conversation. Let me take a few steps back. No wait, let me start from the beginning. As an only […]

Redefining Urban Gardens: Greening Roofs with Sod

image: Percita Interest in urban farming has generated creative uses of space, with many rooftops turning into skyscraping gardens. And another trend is filling in green building tops: sod roofs. While a food-producing rooftop’s payoff is pretty obvious (and delicious!), what are the benefits to one covered in grass, shrubs […]

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