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Posted on 16 May 2011 by urbangardencasual.com

This Week in Urban Gardens

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By Reggie Solomon

  • Urban Garden Casual welcomes our newest sponsor Identity Links which makes garden promotional products.  We sure wish more companies gave away garden goodies than free pens.
  • With the gardening season beginning, we wanted to encourage you to share your urban garden pics on our Flickr page.  We love seeing your frequent updates to the photo pool on our right-hand menu.

Happy urban gardening!

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Posted on 03 May 2011 by urbangardencasual.com

Guys and Gardening Trend = Manscaping

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Looks like there is a trend of men and gardening simmering out there.

Read about the movement in this article by Emily Bond in EcoSalon – “Manscaping: These Guys Have Stems Attached.”

In addition to featuring Urban Garden Casual’s own Michael Nolan and Reggie Solomon, check out these other awesome manscapers out there.   We’re adding them to our blogroll, so definitely check them out.

What do you think?  Is manscaping a trend you’ve observed?

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Posted on 13 October 2010 by urbangardencasual.com

Taking Urban Garden Casual to the Country

michael-nolanBy Michael Nolan

After Reg & I finished work on our upcoming urban gardening book “I Garden – Urban Style,” I had a lot of thinking to do.

Though I have spent decades living, loving and teaching the urban gardening lifestyle there was something I’d longed for since childhood that I wouldn’t be able to find in city life.

At the end of May I packed up and moved from Atlanta to a small 10 acre rural homestead in Alabama where I have been slowly but surely building my dream of a sustainable organic homestead farm ever since.

At first I thought this move might mean the end of my contributions to UGC but I’ve been here a long time and after spending the better part of a year working with Reggie on the book (that every one of you needs, by the way) I just couldn’t bring myself to say goodbye.

With that in mind, I plan to introduce a new angle here at Urban Garden Casual Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 20 May 2010 by urbangardencasual.com

Upside Down Gardening Featured in New York Times

upside-down-tomatoBy Reggie Solomon

Kudos to Urban Garden Casual’s own Michael Nolan who was featured in this New York Times article sharing his expertise on upside-side down gardening.

We certainly know a thing about upside down gardening.

We received over 100 reader responses to our post on how to grow upside down tomatoes.

If you’re someone who loves tomatoes, check out our sister site Tomato Casual to become a more successful tomato gardener.

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Posted on 12 May 2009 by urbangardencasual.com

Boston Herald Journalist Earns the Wrath of Online Gardeners

boston-heraldBy Michael Nolan

When Lauren Beckham Falcone from the Boston Herald wrote her lifestyle piece for the May 5th edition of the newspaper I doubt she anticipated drawing the ire of gardeners everywhere for her negative portrayal of the backyard garden.

She caught the attention of a tight-knit group of Twitter members, myself and Vanessa Richins included, who decided that we needed to inform her of the err of her ways so that we could perhaps curtail some of the damage her ill-conceived story would do to the readers.

“But Mr. Greenjeans wannabes, be warned: With wartime exceptions, Americans are about 100 years past our agricultural heyday.” says Falcone who obviously missed out on the current series on Read the rest of this entry »

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