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such great heights: cleveland rooftop gardens taking sustainability to the top

such great heights: cleveland rooftop gardens taking sustainability to the top | Gardening in the City | Scoop.it
Not only do rooftop gardens offer a place to relax, they reduce a building's heating and cooling costs while shielding the roof from damaging UV rays.
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We wonder if these are open to the public. We want to see the solar pump and find out how well it performs under our grey skies.

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, August 16, 2013 3:11 PM

Great. I love when people improvize and try things that have not been done before or out of the norm.

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Urban Gardening in Berlin - Deutsche Welle

Urban Gardening in Berlin - Deutsche Welle | Gardening in the City | Scoop.it
Urban Gardening in Berlin Deutsche Welle Tempelhof's popularity shows how much people want to enjoy nature, even in the heart of thr city.
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Edible History: Groups vow to restore house, fresh foods in the kitchen (VIDEO)

Edible History: Groups vow to restore house, fresh foods in the kitchen (VIDEO) | Gardening in the City | Scoop.it
The St. Clair Superior Development Corp. (SCSDC) is partnering with the Cleveland Restoration Society and Cleveland Action to Support Housing to save vacant, historic structures while delivering targeted community needs.
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This is right down the street from our garden...please support their crowdfunding efforts! They took pictures of our garden and put it in the video, check it out! :)

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Instant Organic Garden: Tomato Tips - Bay Net

Instant Organic Garden: Tomato Tips - Bay Net | Gardening in the City | Scoop.it
Bay Net Instant Organic Garden: Tomato Tips Bay Net There are two other considerations – bush/determinant vs. indeterminate and heirloom vs. modern plants. Bush plants grow only so tall and then stop growing.
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Faith, Hope, Charity and Vegetables Grow at Bowery Mission

Faith, Hope, Charity and Vegetables Grow at Bowery Mission | Gardening in the City | Scoop.it
At Bowery Mission, enhancing meals through a rooftop garden is only the beginning.
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Rooftop Gardens: Is Gardening Over Your Head?

Rooftop Gardens: Is Gardening Over Your Head? | Gardening in the City | Scoop.it
Urban farmers are filling pots, balconies and rooftops the world over in a bid to help individuals and commercial giants live healthier lives - and you can, too. (Rooftop Gardens: Is Gardening Over Your Head?
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Good article. It would be interesting to see the yields they could have if they incorporate aquaponics or hydroponics systems in addition to what they already have.
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Tips for preventing close encounters of the smelly kind with skunks

Tips for preventing close encounters of the smelly kind with skunks | Gardening in the City | Scoop.it
Tips for preventing close encounters of the smelly kind with skunks.
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We've had skunks for the past two years. Every now and then, we'll smell their spray. Good tips to reduce the possibility of them living under your house.

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COMMUNICATION32

COMMUNICATION32 | Gardening in the City | Scoop.it
Urban gardening in Phuket, Thailand. (Urban gardening in Phuket, Thailand. http://t.co/yPRTVH5bZT)
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New area business, Home for a Hen, teaches people about raising chickens

New area business, Home for a Hen, teaches people about raising chickens | Gardening in the City | Scoop.it
FALL CREEK — A new rental business is giving people a chance to learn about raising chickens.
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The Organic Rotation Garden: Four Square Design - Manchester Journal

The Organic Rotation Garden: Four Square Design Manchester Journal In 2009, when the Obama family planted a kitchen garden at the White House, it re-ignited a trend that had been largely dormant for the past century.
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Cleveland's Chateau Hough bottling its first big crop from urban vineyard: Help needed

Cleveland's Chateau Hough bottling its first big crop from urban vineyard: Help needed | Gardening in the City | Scoop.it
After three years, it's bottling time at Chateau Hough, Cleveland.
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Congratulations to Mr. Frazier!

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Many believe organically grown foods solve health issues - The Tomahawk

The Tomahawk Many believe organically grown foods solve health issues The Tomahawk Second, organic gardening is not only good for the human body but for the environment as well.
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Gardening: Follow the food crowd - New Zealand Herald

Gardening: Follow the food crowd - New Zealand Herald | Gardening in the City | Scoop.it
Gardening: Follow the food crowd New Zealand Herald She is also a keen guerrilla gardener. Emily first met Ben Barton when she was based at co-working space The Kitchen.
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What a great idea. We might have to borrow this one��
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Hong Kong's Guerrilla Gardeners - Roads and Kingdoms (blog)

Hong Kong's Guerrilla Gardeners - Roads and Kingdoms (blog) | Gardening in the City | Scoop.it
Roads and Kingdoms (blog) Hong Kong's Guerrilla Gardeners Roads and Kingdoms (blog) He's currently focused on HK Farm, a network of rooftop gardens around Yau Ma Tei, one of Hong Kong's oldest neighborhoods and one that hasn't seen much...
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Gettin’ Cozy With Thermal Mass

Gettin’ Cozy With Thermal Mass | Gardening in the City | Scoop.it
Posted in EnergyFarmingFoodSustainabilityGreenhouses help to extend the growing season on farms across the United States and around the world.
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Sheep return to the Shoreway for year three of St. Clair Superior's urban grazing experiment (slideshow)

Sheep return to the Shoreway for year three of St. Clair Superior's urban grazing experiment (slideshow) | Gardening in the City | Scoop.it
The St. Clair Superior Development Corp. in Cleveland has organized a sheep-grazing experiment along the Cleveland lakefront to show that the woolly creates can help save money on land management by clipping and eating grass.
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It was so cool to drive by yesterday and see the sheep. So glad this is happening in our community!!!

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Natural tips to keep gardeners healthy - Ellwood City Ledger

Natural tips to keep gardeners healthy - Ellwood City Ledger | Gardening in the City | Scoop.it
Natural tips to keep gardeners healthy Ellwood City Ledger More than 41,200 people across the nation were injured in 2012 while working in their gardens, reports the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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Sound advice. Good tips.
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Havana: World Capital of Urban Farming?

Havana: World Capital of Urban Farming? | Gardening in the City | Scoop.it
The Buena Vista Growers Club: the new book Farming Cuba explores Cuban's urban farming movement. (#Havana: urban organic gardening flourishes. Rooftop animal husbandry? Hmm.
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Is there a video of this? If so, we would like to see it
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How to Make a Seed Bomb

How to Make a Seed Bomb | Gardening in the City | Scoop.it
Do you hate those blank vacant lots on the side of road and city streets? Have you wanted to put a flower garden in one of those lots but have been af...
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We are trying this out next week!!!

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Small garden design secrets from Joe Swift | The City Planter

Small garden design secrets from Joe Swift | The City Planter | Gardening in the City | Scoop.it
While Carol has her cottage garden and Monty has his manor grounds, Joe Swift is a city gardener through and through. His own garden in the east of the capital is a classic London plot with all the essentials: raised beds, ...
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Good interview, some very good tips.
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Urban Soul Farmer | weeheartfood: Check out my other blogs! we <3...

Urban Soul Farmer | weeheartfood: Check out my other blogs! we <3... | Gardening in the City | Scoop.it
weeheartfood: “Check out my other blogs! we (Grow Your Own... weeheartfood: Check out my other blogs!we weeheartfood: Check out my ot...
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What's all the fuss and just what is an heirloom plant? - Sandusky Register (blog)

What's all the fuss and just what is an heirloom plant? - Sandusky Register (blog) | Gardening in the City | Scoop.it
Sandusky Register (blog) What's all the fuss and just what is an heirloom plant? Sandusky Register (blog) Charlie was a radiator repairman in Logan, W. Va., during the 1930s. He owned a small repair shop at the bottom of a mountain.
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We love the name mortgage lifter, and they grow up to two pounds per tomato!
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Learning and Yearning’s Top 10 Gardening Posts

Learning and Yearning’s Top 10 Gardening Posts | Gardening in the City | Scoop.it
It’s my favorite time of the year – gardening season!!! Well, almost. The soil temperature has been too cold to even plant peas but my basement is full of beautiful little seedlings just doing what they were designed to do – grow!
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A Park for the Nostalgic

A Park for the Nostalgic | Gardening in the City | Scoop.it
Mid Main Park / all images from Hapa Collaborative At Main Street and 18th Avenue in Vancouver, the Palm Dairy and Milk Bar, an old ice-cream shop, was a popular spot for more than 30 years, until it closed in the late 80s.
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Love it! And you get fresh fruit!
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At 109, woman takes life in stride - Staunton News Leader

At 109, woman takes life in stride - Staunton News Leader | Gardening in the City | Scoop.it
At 109, woman takes life in stride Staunton News Leader She still lives at home, still gardens, still cans green beans and plays board games. Wood's youngest son, Maynard, 68, lives with her at her Fishersville home, taking care of everyday chores.
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What a great story. She's still gardening and canning at 109. All nine of her children are still living. Amazing what gardening can do ��
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The Sitdown: Erika Allen uses urban gardening to plant seeds of hope - Chicago Sun-Times

The Sitdown: Erika Allen uses urban gardening to plant seeds of hope - Chicago Sun-Times | Gardening in the City | Scoop.it
Erika Allen, the head of Chicago’s Growing Power Inc. and a national expert on the sustainable local food movement was among 5,000 stakeholders at the 10th Annual Good Food Festival & Conference at UIC Forum last week.
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