Guerrilla Gardener Richard Reynolds hosts walking tour of his Guerrilla Gardens

Guerrilla Gardener Richard Reynolds has been transforming neglected public spaces, albeit illicitly, around London’s Elephant and Castle into abundant green spaces for the last 13 years. The gardener plants his beds at night. His guerrilla campaign has seen around 20 spaces reforested, from playgrounds to traffic islands since he first started out. He also spends some of his time simply watering tree pits. The guerrilla gardening … Continue reading Guerrilla Gardener Richard Reynolds hosts walking tour of his Guerrilla Gardens

Windy City Harvest Youth Farm: Learning life skills in urban farming and sustainable agriculture

Urban farming programs like Chicago’s Windy City Harvest Youth Farm are skilling up teenagers in sustainable horticulture and urban agriculture so they can grow food responsibly, work as a team, advocate for food justice, eat in a healthy way, and support the development of a socially just food economy in their area. Each year Windy City Harvest trains and employs between 80 and 90 young adults … Continue reading Windy City Harvest Youth Farm: Learning life skills in urban farming and sustainable agriculture

GrowUp Urban Farms: Getting your greens the aquaponics way

London dwellers can get their five a day nutritionally and sustainably with little environmental impact thanks to GrowUp Urban Farms. GrowUp Urban Farms grow fresh, sustainably produced salads and greens in the city using a method called “aquaponics”. The company supply greens – including pea shoots, baby kale, rocket and Chinese celery – to restaurants and retailers in London, and to home delivery services including … Continue reading GrowUp Urban Farms: Getting your greens the aquaponics way

Growing Radishes

Radishes are under-utilized in our diet. Radishes are good source of vitamin C, folate, riboflavin, thiamine, iron, magnesium, copper and calcium. They are also full of anti-oxidants, phytochemicals, electrolytes and dietary fiber. Radishes can be grown year-round; just select the right variety for the season. There are over 200 varieties of radish, so pick and […] via Growing Radishes — How to Provide Continue reading Growing Radishes