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Organic Vegetable Gardening Techniques

Organic Vegetable Gardening Techniques | Growing food | Scoop.it

As a component of organic agriculture, organic vegetable gardening promotes and enhances natural diversity and biological cycles on the farm. Rather than relying on synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, organic gardening is based on making the garden self-sufficient and sustainable


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Organic approaches are by far the most sustainable and appropriate-especially when growing your own.

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Future Growing Rooftop Tower Garden Farm at the Bell Book and Candle restaurant in Manhattan - YouTube

Bell Book and Candle was the first restaurant in Manhattan to install a rooftop aeroponic growing system. The restaurant harvests much of its fresh food and ...


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The Kitchen Garden - Growing Winter And Summer Savory

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This year is the first year I will be growing savory.
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Looks like a great herb to try!

 

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16+ More Creative Garden Container Ideas - Empress of Dirt

16+ More Creative Garden Container Ideas - Empress of Dirt | Growing food | Scoop.it
Creative garden containers ideas for unusual planters including boots, metal, wagons, skates, birdcages, junk, and more.

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Docarte's curator insight, December 30, 2013 2:26 PM

Quirky and inventive.

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Grow, Make, Eat: Will the BBC's 'Rake Off' bear fruit? - Telegraph.co.uk

Grow, Make, Eat: Will the BBC's 'Rake Off' bear fruit? - Telegraph.co.uk | Growing food | Scoop.it
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Grow, Make, Eat: Will the BBC's 'Rake Off' bear fruit?
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Not at all sure about this.  There are so many things that will be excluded by the 4 month turn-around time for this show.  I can't help but think it maybe yet another gardening programme that misses the point!!  

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Garlic Planting | The Garden Smallholder

Garlic Planting | The Garden Smallholder | Growing food | Scoop.it
End of the year preparations are almost finished at the allotment, just a couple more beds to weed and lightly dig over and plot 4 will be ready to rest over winter. Time ran away with me a bit ...
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I have started growing garlic this year and planted the cloves in October: 3 varieties, including Elephant garlic.  It has spurted on in the mild weather so may need protection in the early part of the year if it gets particularly cold.

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Tips For Growing Your Own Quinoa | Off The Grid News

Tips For Growing Your Own Quinoa | Off The Grid News | Growing food | Scoop.it
Quinoa, pronounced “keen-wah” is a very popular high-protein food source for many people, and its popularity seems to be growing at exponential rates. Did you know you can grow your own quinoa? Quinoa needs full sun ...
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Something different!

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Want Organic Produce? Why Growing Your Own is the Best Option ...

Want Organic Produce? Why Growing Your Own is the Best Option ... | Growing food | Scoop.it
If you ask, most people will tell you they'd rather eat fresh, non-GMO and organic food than food which has been sprayed by various chemicals and pesticides. With organic produce usually priced higher than other produce, ...
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Having worked on a large organic walled kitchen garden at Audley End, I would only ever grow food organically.  I am amazed at how much I can grow on my boutique allotment!

 

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Impact of School Gardening on Learning

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Ron Wolford's curator insight, December 31, 2013 11:39 AM

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Turning A Vacant Cleveland House Into A Fancy Farm

Turning A Vacant Cleveland House Into A Fancy Farm | Growing food | Scoop.it
The BioCellar is a farm in a basement in a vacant house in a declining Cleveland neighborhood. Its goal: Using food to pull people out of poverty.

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, November 14, 2013 9:30 PM

Turning tragedy into triumph. Creative reuse that can help pull people out of poverty. We need MUCH more of this kind of thinking and action.

Steve Kingsley's curator insight, November 14, 2013 9:37 PM

From housing bust to urban farming renewal? 

Mary Rack's curator insight, November 15, 2013 11:44 AM

I used to live in Cleveland - could not resist! 

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Food security: an urban issue - The Guardian

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Food security: an urban issue
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These hubs will serve as centres for crop trials and experimentation, and will give the young producers who are new to farming full training in vegetable crop growing and management.
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Alys Fowler: grow your own baubles

Alys Fowler: grow your own baubles | Growing food | Scoop.it
The strawberry tree, Arbutus unedo, is often crowned in red baubles by Christmas
I don't like Christmas trees. There, I've said it.
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Organic Vegetable Gardening Techniques

Organic Vegetable Gardening Techniques | Growing food | Scoop.it

As a component of organic agriculture, organic vegetable gardening promotes and enhances natural diversity and biological cycles on the farm. Rather than relying on synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, organic gardening is based on making the garden self-sufficient and sustainable


Via Ron Wolford
Liz Ackerley's insight:

Organic approaches are by far the most sustainable and appropriate-especially when growing your own.

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Ron Wolford's curator insight, December 29, 2013 4:15 PM

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