In Praise of Urban Farming


Agriculture (Photo credit: thegreenpages)

After World War II urban planning separated farming and city living. Cities became food deserts overshadowed by high rises; family farms were replaced by factory farms. As time passed awareness about what we eat, how it’s produced, and concerns about health and environment issues led to a resurgence of backyard gardening, and the emergence of guerrilla gardening, community gardening and urban farming. Continue reading

Crops in Posts

geranium2Whose eyes don’t feast on a stunning array of colorful flowers?

Who doesn’t love the fragrance and flavors of the many plants that can be grown on balconies, decks and in other small spaces?

Growing veggies, herbs and flowers in the spaces we live in lifts our spirits. And, I guarantee you will be surprised how much you can grow in containers in very small spaces. Continue reading

Re-energizing After a Lay-Off

energyEveryone is familiar with energy drain. Researchers are studying the links between what we eat, how we work and live and how we feel.  There are different kinds of fatigue and different ways to improve your energy level.  How do you know if your low energy is caused by underlying disease or is the result of lifestyle factors, stress, poor diet, lack of sleep, or normal aging? Continue reading