The Skip Garden: A sustainable urban garden amidst a London construction site

The Skip Garden – a charming oasis with wild flowers, vegetables and herbs grown in skips and  beehives and chicken coops – sits proudly and gracefully in and amongst the King’s Cross construction site that it shares its space with. The moveable, sustainable urban garden has been built using recycled materials, mostly from the construction site. Run by Global Generation, a charity which gives young people opportunities to create a … Continue reading The Skip Garden: A sustainable urban garden amidst a London construction site

Grow to Learn: Over half of public schools in NYC now have a sustainable school garden

More than half of New York City’s public schools now have a school garden – be they container gardens or for those buildings short on space, bottle planters in classrooms. Around 700 sustainable gardens in schools across the city now exist thanks to Grow to Learn – a collaborative initiative formed by local nonprofit, GrowNYC, and The Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC. Schools are using these … Continue reading Grow to Learn: Over half of public schools in NYC now have a sustainable school garden

Gotham Greens: Greening up urban rooftops with sustainable leafy greens

Gotham Greens has transformed unused rooftops in New York and Chicago into lush, year-round urban greenhouse farms selling sustainable, local produce to locals. The Brooklyn-born business provide premium quality, pesticide-free produce grown under the highest standards of food safety and environmental sustainability. Gotham Greens, which now operates four facilities in both New York City and Chicago opened their biggest venture to date in the Pullman neighbourhood of … Continue reading Gotham Greens: Greening up urban rooftops with sustainable leafy greens

Nemo’s Garden: Underwater farm could be the future of farming

Nemo’s Garden is not your average farm for growing vegetables. It’s actually housed 30 feet under the waves, off the Noli Coast in Italy. The underwater greenhouse is the creation of Sergio Gamberini – owner of scuba diving company, Ocean Reef Group – and his son Luca Gamberini. The father and son duo wanted to devise a way to grow crops on the ocean bed as a solution … Continue reading Nemo’s Garden: Underwater farm could be the future of farming

Bee Brick: An innovative design solution supporting solitary bees

Want to do your bit to help the declining bee population? Bee Brick is an innovative piece of design, created to be used as a standalone solitary bee hotel which can be used in your garden or in place of a standard brick in construction. Made using local granite aggregate, the Bee Brick provides a stylish nesting site for red mason bees and leaf cutter bees, … Continue reading Bee Brick: An innovative design solution supporting solitary bees

The Seed Co-operative: Establishing a sustainable future for food through shared ownership

Community-owned seed companies help farmers through to urban growers take back control of where their seeds come from, ensuring a completely transparent growing process from purchasing seed to full bloom. The Seed Co-operative was set up to help the future of farming in the UK, by creating a network of farmers, growers, home gardeners, chefs, professionals and amateurs to build a resilient food system. Through … Continue reading The Seed Co-operative: Establishing a sustainable future for food through shared ownership

How to make a bee hotel in your garden

There are many solitary bee species in the world, but with habitat destruction, this has meant their homes have vanished. You can help solitary bees find a home by creating a bee hotel in your garden. Check out this video on how to make a bee home from Eco Sapien. Eco Sapien is an educational organisation created to illustrate the importance of biodiversity. Eco Sapien … Continue reading How to make a bee hotel in your garden

“Ecolutionary” gardener Ron Finley opens up his urban garden for social impact experience

“Ecolutionary” Ron Finley is offering people the opportunity to gain an insight into the man who has helped serve up food justice on tables throughout South LA and has put urban gardening on the world map. The man they call the “gangsta gardener” envisions a world where “gardening is gangsta, where cool kids know their nutrition and where communities embrace the act of growing, knowing and … Continue reading “Ecolutionary” gardener Ron Finley opens up his urban garden for social impact experience

Green Roofs: The Urban Gardens of the Future — ecogreenlove

Urbanization has significantly decreased the amount of land that is available for farming. The great expanses of winding roads, towering department stores, and crammed apartment complexes have spread out so far that there is no longer the same amount of space left over for planting crops. Because of this, most of the people who live in the city don’t have much access to fresh fruits … Continue reading Green Roofs: The Urban Gardens of the Future — ecogreenlove