Nychele Williams, 15, picks basil from the garden at Eastern Senior High School in Washington, D.C.
August 10, 2015 School-based urban gardens can have a measurable positive impact on kids — from improving their diets to helping boost engagement with academics.
Santiago Arredondo with his wife, Aimee, at StoryCorps.
May 29, 2015 A man remembers the grandfather who taught him valuable lessons and helped him grow. "He is a part of everything that I am," says Santiago Arredondo.
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Sprouting broccoli will serve up florets in about 50 days. Not bad for this member of the brassica family.
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April 22, 2015 Impatient gardeners don't have to wait for summer to harvest salad fixings. A surprising variety of crops will bring homegrown produce to your table in as little as three weeks.
Cherry Belle radishes grow superfast.
April 16, 2014 Impatient gardeners don't have to wait for summer to harvest salad fixings. A surprising variety of crops will bring homegrown produce to your table in as little as three weeks.
Graze the Roof is a community-produced garden that grows vegetables on the rooftop of a church in San Francisco.
April 5, 2014 More and more city dwellers are trying their hand at urban gardening. Most know to be wary of lead in their soil, a report finds, but they're clueless about how to avoid other types of contaminants.
Prisoners build an organic vegetable garden in the prison yard of the medium security unit at San Quentin State Prison in December.
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January 12, 2014 From Connecticut to Minnesota to California, correctional authorities are finding all kinds of reasons to produce food inside prison walls. A new video provides a glimpse of one of these projects, a vegetable garden inside San Quentin State prison outside of San Francisco.
Hermine Ricketts says she gardens for the food and for the peace it brings her.
December 16, 2013 A woman in Miami Shores, Fla., is suing her town after it forced her to remove vegetables from the garden in her front yard, which she had tended for 17 years. She's being backed by a a national public interest law firm, but the town says it's a long-standing zoning ordinance that won't be overturned.
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Tomatoes and herbs grow in barrels in this urban micro-garden.
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July 12, 2013 Earlier this week we told you about people who want to see micro-gardening go big. We've chosen a few of our favorite images of micro-gardens from around the country that make the most of small spaces and idle containers.
The Nourishmat, which is inspired by Square Foot Gardening, makes it easy to grow 15 to 20 pounds of food in a small space with a plastic mat that serves as a garden planting guide.
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July 9, 2013 Micro-gardens are small spaces, such as balconies, patios and rooftops, cultivated with planting containers like wooden boxes and trash cans. Now, creative reuse of old materials and some new tools for sale are making it easier for urban dwellers to stretch their green thumbs.
Decorated gnomes designed by celebrities, including Elton John (second from the right), are displayed at Chelsea Flower Show on Monday in London.
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May 25, 2013 The contentious little creatures were allowed in the Chelsea Flower Show for the first time in its 100-year history. Their presence has been hotly debated, but celebrity-decorated gnomes will be sold for a cause.
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Through the City Land Application of Biosolids Program in Geneva, Ill., the fertilizer supplement is provided to local farmers at no cost.
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May 12, 2013 Treated human waste has been used on farmland for decades, but the ick factor has not entirely faded. Some environmentalists think the treatment process may not get rid of all the harmful contaminants that could be in the waste.
Want it? You can't have it. At least not yet.
March 21, 2013 Spring has sprung, but in most parts of the country, just-picked vegetables are still months away. In northern Minnesota, growers are experimenting with solar soil-warming techniques to coax spring to appear earlier.
An urban farmer waters his plants near Bamako, Mali, where the government has set aside nearly 250 acres for market gardens.
August 31, 2012 As many as 40 percent of urban families in sub-Saharan Africa farm in household or commercial gardens. A survey from the United Nations finds that these urban farms, which feed millions of people each year, are in jeopardy if they're not protected during Africa's growth spurt.
Watering the corn.
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August 30, 2012 The Youth Garden Project cultivates healthy children, families and communities through educational programs.
An urban garden at City Hall.
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August 24, 2012 Several city planners in Provo City have been growing a garden in their spare time. However, the group picked an unusual spot to plant their seeds.
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