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Posted on 16 May 2011 by

This Week in Urban Gardens


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!

Posted on 03 May 2011 by

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?

Posted on 13 October 2010 by

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 »

Posted on 10 May 2008 by

This Week in Urban Gardens


By Reggie Solomon

  • The entire urban gardening world received a boost this week from a New York Times article written by Tracie McMillan titled “Urban Farmers’ Crops Go From Vacant Lot to Market,” that describes how urban gardeners in New York on not only producing for themselves but selling produce to their community for no small change.
  • Nathaniel Martin at The Self Sufficient Urbanite is a gardener in the true Urban Garden Casual spirit! Read how how he trains his New York City tomatoes to grow up chain link fence.
Posted on 19 April 2008 by

This Week in Urban Gardens

Urban Gardening ToolsBy Reggie Solomon

  • Philip at Philip Garden’s Blog shares how an abandoned elevated railway in West Manhattan, New York is being transformed into a truly spectacular urban oasis.
  • Urban Garden Casual hearts The Brooklyn Green Teama team of Brooklyn residents dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint and fixing the planet.

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