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Posts Tagged ‘Urban Gardening’

A Wild and Exacting Food Writer Gets Her Due

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Fasting and Feasting by biographer Adam Federman tells the remarkable life story of Patience Gray: from her privileged and intellectual upbringing in England to her trials as a single mother during World War II to her career working as a designer, editor, translator, and author to describing her travels and culinary adventures in later years.…

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No Space? No Problem. Gardening Tips for the Urban Dweller

Interested in growing fresh food, but worried about lack of space? Not a problem, according to author R. J. Ruppenthal. In his book, Fresh Food From Small Spaces, Ruppenthal shows readers how to transform their balconies and windowsills into productive vegetable gardens, their countertops and storage lockers into commercial-quality sprout and mushroom farms, and their…

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Tips for the Square-Inch Gardener: Vertical Gardening and the Three T’s

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The following article was adapted for the web from Fresh Food from Small Spaces: The Square-Inch Gardener’s Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting by R. J. Ruppenthal. Vertical gardening involves utilizing your vertical growing space to make the best use of light resources. It is also an important consideration for city gardeners who may…

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Food Not Lawns: Full Frontal Gardening

A recent article on NewYorker.com had some illuminating things to say about the birth of the modern American lawn: In 1841, Andrew Jackson Downing published the first landscape-gardening book aimed at an American audience.… [He] was dismayed by what he saw as the general slovenliness of rural America, where pigs and poultry were allowed to…

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