Food System

Believe it or not, it may be illegal to grow your own food

Apr 30th, 2018 | By Amy Leibrock

The city and town names may change, but the stories are strikingly similar. Every year, new tales of urban gardeners who are cited for “illegally” growing food in their yards or on vacant lots bubble up. Find out how some home gardeners are fighting these charges, and what you can do if your front yard garden get cited.
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Eco Living

INFOGRAPHIC: Grow Where You Are

Nov 5th, 2013 | By Laura Waldman

After our recent interview with Dan Susman about Growing Cities, his new documentary about urban farming, we were inspired to translate the movie's core message—"Grow where you are!"—into a digestible guide. Whether it's planting a windowsill garden, joining a community garden or even building a backyard chicken coop, there are numerous ways to move from relying on factory farms to growing food for yourself and your community, even in a big city.
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Eco Living

Earthships: Extreme Sustainability

Sep 24th, 2013 | By Aubrey Yee

Earthships are structures made from old tires and bottles, produce all the energy they need to operate, recycle water for multiple uses and grow food on site. What could be more sustainable than that?
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Eco Living

How to Grow an Avocado Plant

Apr 2nd, 2013 | By Amy Leibrock

Grow your own avocados with this helpful infographic
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