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Posted on 21 October 2009 by urbangardencasual.com

Detroit is Turning Green

detroit1By Vanessa Richins

Detroit is famous for Motown and producing cars.

There’s also a growing new trend there – urban farming.

It’s a positive sign in a city that has taken some of the hardest knocks in this economy.

The silver lining in the plethora of vacant lots is that they offer the potential to help feed the city.

Six years ago the Detroit Garden Resource Program Collaborative was formed. Community gardeners can join for $20 and get anything they need for their gardens, from tools to seeds and seedlings.

There’s also the Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 25 July 2008 by urbangardencasual.com

This Week in Urban Gardens

By Reggie Solomon

  • Seattle, Washington may be known for its coffee scene, but Shibaguyz prove you can garden in the city no matter how small your backyard and get beautiful results.

  • Eco urbanists at LJ Urban aspire to turn vacant city lots into urban garden oasis.
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