Article: What is an urban farm?: I Am So Impressed!

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Image What is an urban farm?
By bit bit on April 12, 2011

From growing a single pot of herbs in the windowsill of a studio apartment to growing rows of crops in place of a front lawn, more and more city-dwellers are producing their own food. Although we can't always grow as much as people with more land, urban farmers learn to make the most of the conditions we have and produce delicious, healthy food rather than depend on the supermarket. In this article, I'll take you on a tour of my urban farm and talk a bit about the whys and hows of growing food in the city.

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Imagenap
Apr 12, 2011 1:10 PM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
I really can't imagine a better way to garden in the city! You have made use of every inch of yard, haven't you! Gosh, it looks fantastic!

Corn too!

I applaud your ingenuity!
Imagedahlianut
Apr 12, 2011 1:53 PM CST
Name: Dahlianut
Calgary, AB Zone 3a
WOWSER! Now I'm hungry. Thanks for the great article bitbit. I'm an urban herbie so I'll see you over on your new cubit bitbit Smiling
ImagePatti1957
Apr 12, 2011 5:50 PM CST
Name: Patti
Eagle Point, OR
Great article bitbit! You gave me some great ideas for my greens and herbs!
Imagebitbit
Apr 13, 2011 7:39 AM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
Thanks guys! I sign off for one night, and come back to all these comments... I'm blushing here.

Feel free to pop over to the cubit for conversation. There isn't much there yet (I just set it up yesterday), but hopefully we can get some good chatter going on.
Imagevic
Apr 13, 2011 9:55 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
This is a wonderful article that I need to have my daughter read. She is in the suburbs in PA where you pay a fee to maintain various and sundry things and have certain standards for what you can grow, etc. The board denied her a veggie garden in her front yard even though she was going to work it into the landscaping.

This may just be the ticket for her.

I'm in awe of what you can grow in containers.

vic
NATIONAL GARDENING ASSOCIATION Purslane & Portulaca ~ Garden Art
AlohaHoya
Apr 22, 2011 10:57 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Here's a wonderful article...with some links to the directions on how to build. This idea has been around for a while....but I believe it's worth really looking into....

http://www.slate.com/id/2291834/
Leap. The net will appear.

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