Urban Fruit-Picking to Prevent Waste
Created 8/16/2010 8:42:41 AM 
It's right about this time of year that those with fruit trees and gardens in the Northern Hemisphere tend to get overwhelmed by homegrown abundance. Many tons of these are wasted year after year; but no more.
Share Your Garden if You're Not Using it.
Created 7/7/2010 9:04:03 AM 
A full 40 percent of North Americans do not have their own yard space; those who do, meanwhile, often leave it underused. One of the biggest barriers to growing food in the city is access to land - despite the fact that many yards, lawns, and backyards have plenty of room to spare. Now, a website links people with unused yard space with those looking for a place to grow food.
BigBelly: The First Solar Trash Can
Created 6/18/2010 9:50:26 AM 
When we talk about making cities sustainable, bike lanes and rooftop gardens get mentioned more often than better trash cans. But in our downtowns, sanitation trucks make near-constant trips to collect garbage from unsightly, overflowing containers—adding to pollution and traffic.
Red Lobster Going Green
Created 3/10/2010 8:11:09 AM 
Darden Restaurants, which owns the Red Lobster seafood chain as well as Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse, is launching a new sustainable restaurant design initiative. The initiative will require that all new restaurants be built to the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED standards. Additionally, restaurant remodels will need to be built following the LEED Rating Systems code when feasible.
Marketplace for Local Gardening
Created 8/31/2009 8:35:10 AM 
With growing interest in all things green—and, in particular, urban farming and locally grown food—there's no doubt there will be plenty of demand from consumers lacking the expertise or time to handle all the gardening themselves. For talented amateur gardeners, it's a golden opportunity to earn a little extra cash.
The Business of Virtual Food Gardening
Created 8/28/2009 8:34:19 AM 
Wish you had time and a place to grow your own food? How about all the hassle of digging, watering and caring for your vegetables? Fear no more, now there's a great solution for all of us green sustainable eco couch potatoes.
Subscribe to your Local Farmer
Created 8/19/2009 8:29:12 AM 
If there is one unquestionably good thing we can each do, it is to try to shorten the distance between farm and table. In terms of sustainability, local food trumps imported, and organic beats petro-industrial. Grow your own food, if you can, but many of us aren't in a situation to do much gardening, much less become self-sufficient.
How Urban Farmers Make Money Targeting Commuters
Created 4/27/2009 8:02:59 AM 
There's no doubt eating locally grown food benefits both the community and the environment, but without regular visits to a farmers' market, it can be difficult for consumers to make that happen. One of the best ways to expand our locally-grown diets is to "grow our own," and the popularity of pea patches, community gardens and home-grown vegetables is on the rise.
Recycle your Unused Space for Profit
Created 3/25/2009 9:05:54 AM 
From unused parking spaces to extra beds to arable land suitable for gardening, consumers are increasingly finding new, recession-busting ways to make the most of what they have. People are looking for means to make money from their land and property by using their spare space. A new concept has been developed in response to the shortfall of available space in both urban and rural areas.
Urban Farming, a Delicious Way to Get Rich
Created 3/4/2009 7:44:22 AM 
Urban farming or the art of growing vegetables in cities has become increasingly trendy in recent years, led by health-conscious foodies coveting just-picked produce, as well as hipsters who dig the roll-your-own vibe. Our world faces many food-resource problems, and a massive increase in edible gardening could help solve them. This has worked before. During World Wars I and II, the government urged city dwellers and suburbanites to plant food in their yards. The project, called victory garden worked: The effort grew roughly 40 percent of the fresh veggies consumed in the US in 1942 and 1943.


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